DIBACT Ointment 5gm

Skin Infections Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

DIBACT OINTMENT contains Mupirocin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibacterial agents. It is used to treat bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis (swelling of the skin around the hair roots), impetigo (appears as a small scratch or itchy patch of eczema) and furunculosis (pus-filled bump under the skin caused by infected and inflamed hair follicles).

It can also be used to treat skin infections due to small cuts, lacerations, wounds or scraped skin. DIBACT OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Before applying DIBACT OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

DIBACT OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children (aged under 1 year) and it should be used with caution in elderly patients (above 65 years of age). The most common side effects associated with the use of DIBACT OINTMENT are application site reactions such as itching, redness, burning, rash, swelling and pain in the skin. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF DIBACT OINTMENT

  • Treats bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis, impetigo and furunculosis
  • Treats infections on the skin due to small cuts, lacerations, wounds or on scraped skin

HOW DIBACT OINTMENT WORKS

DIBACT OINTMENT works by killing the bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for the survival of bacteria. Thereby, preventing the skin infection from spreading.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply DIBACT OINTMENT as advised by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before and after applying for the medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin and rub it gently. You can cover the treated area with a plaster or other suitable dressing if advised by the doctor. Your doctor will decide the correct frequency and duration for you depending on your age and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DIBACT OINTMENT

COMMON

  • application site reactions such as itching, redness, burning, rash, swelling and pain in the skin

UNCOMMON

  • application site reactions such as stinging or dryness on the skin
  • soreness of the other parts of the body

RARE

Stop applying DIBACT OINTMENT and contact your doctor immediately if you experience this side effect:

  • inflammation of the colon (large intestine) (symptoms include diarrhoea, usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain and fever)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin rash, redness or itching:

Avoid taking hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Avoid prolonged sun exposure or UV rays, as they may sensitise your skin. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturise your skin after consulting the doctor. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Skin dryness:

Drink a lot of fluids. Apply moisturiser several times a day after consulting your doctor. Do not take a bath for a long time (not more than 5–10 minutes) and use warm water for bathing. Choose fabric clothes to wear. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby ask your doctor before applying for this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding woman before applying DIBACT OINTMENT.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

It is unlikely that DIBACT OINTMENT will affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

KIDNEY

DIBACT OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before applying DIBACT OINTMENT.

ALLERGY

Do not apply DIBACT OINTMENT if you are allergic to Mupirocin or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

DIBACT OINTMENT is not recommended for use if you:

  • have infection in the nose (especially inner nose) and eyes

Before applying DIBACT OINTMENT inform your doctor if you:

  • have open wounds or damaged skin

Use in Pediatrics:

DIBACT OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children (aged under 1 year). Consult the child’s doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

DIBACT OINTMENT should be used with caution in elderly patients (above 65 years of age). Consult your doctor before applying DIBACT OINTMENT.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before applying DIBACT OINTMENT, inform your doctor, if you are taking or using any medicines including prescription, non-prescription and herbals or vitamin supplements.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally swallowed or used too much of DIBACT OINTMENT consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Mupirocin
Pharmacological Category :   Antibacterial agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial Skin infections
Dosage Forms :   Ointment, Cream, Gel, Powder

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep DIBACT OINTMENT out of reach from children
  • Store DIBACT OINTMENT at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT DIBACT OINTMENT

Q: What is DIBACT OINTMENT used for?

A: DIBACT OINTMENT is used to treat bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis (swelling of the skin around the hair roots), impetigo (appearing as a small scratch or itchy patch of eczema) and furunculosis (a pus-filled bump under the skin caused by infected and inflamed hair follicles). It can also be used to treat skin infections due to small cuts, lacerations, wounds or scraped skin.

Q: How to apply DIBACT OINTMENT

A: Apply DIBACT OINTMENT as advised by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before and after applying for the medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin and rub it gently. You can cover the treated area with a plaster or other suitable dressing if advised by the doctor.

Q: How does DIBACT OINTMENT work?

A: DIBACT OINTMENT works by killing the bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for the survival of bacteria. thereby preventing the skin infection from spreading.

Q: For how long do I need to use DIBACT OINTMENT?

A: Use DIBACT OINTMENT for the duration as advised by your doctor. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting the treatment. Unless otherwise directed by a doctor, do not use it for more than 10 days. If your skin condition does not improve within 3–5 days, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Does DIBACT OINTMENT cause skin dryness?

A: Yes, DIBACT OINTMENT may cause skin dryness in some individuals. To manage this effect, drink a lot of fluids and apply a moisturiser several times a day after consulting your doctor. Do not take a bath for a long time (not more than 5–10 minutes) and use warm water for bathing. Choose fabric clothes to wear. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

REFERENCES

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3. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Agents; Disinfectants, Antiseptics and Sterilants. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th edition. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. Page - 877-878.

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5. Taro Pharmaceuticals USA. A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Bioequivalence of Mupirocin Calcium Cream, 2% and Bactroban Cream and Compare Both to a Vehicle in Treatment of Secondarily Infected Traumatic Skin Lesions. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised in May 2019] [Accessed on 8th August 2022]. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01876550

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8. Kleva Pharmaceuticals S.A. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in March 2018] [Accessed on 8th August 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3365.pdf

9. Glaxo Wellcome Operations. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in September 2021] [Accessed on 8th August 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3812.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count

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    Country Of Origin
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