My husband has a tube of it and doesn't know where it came from or how old it might be.
What is the shelf life of Bactroban Cream?
- 6 Aug 2010 by frerich
- 25 January 2012
Hi this isn't exactly answering you question as i can't tell you what the shelf life is but i can tell you that you shouldn't use it. If there is no expiry date and you don't know what conditions it has been in, light, dark, hot, cold, etc. This can affect the quality of the cream and you really should throw it away. Especially if the tube has been opened already!
As suggested one should not use the cream, Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic. The shelf-life should be either 2-3 years from the date of manufacture, which by law should be mentioned on the tube/med.
if it is not in a box that came from the pharmacy then unless you have a good idea of when it was bought and where (so you could ask the pharmacist) he might be able to look through the computer and find a date then that would tell him if its old or not, an my mom has a tube and I just looked at the end of the tube it is silver and it has 7/11 maybe there is a silver area on the bottom or end of your tube
The expiration date is stamped on the bottom crimp of the tube and is usually pretty hard to see. Use a magnifying glass if need be.
- Bactroban Information for Consumers
- Bactroban Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bactroban (detailed)
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