T Bact ointment belongs to the category of antibiotic which is used in the treatment of bacterial infections including folliculitis (infection of hair follicles) and impetigo.
T Bact contains Mupirocin Topical as its main ingredient. It is a topical antibiotic that works by stopping the synthesis of bacterial proteins. T Bact should not be used in case of fungal or viral infections as it will remain ineffective. T Bact is manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It is an over the counter medicine, nevertheless it should be used after consulting a medical practitioner. Doing so eliminates chance of any kind of interaction and allergy.
|Nature of T Bact:||Antibiotic|
|Composition and Nature of T Bact:||Mupirocin Topical|
|Uses of T Bact:||Impetigo and secondary skin infections|
|Side-effects of T Bact:||Nausea, dryness and itching|
|Precautions of T Bact:||People hypersensitive to the medicine should avoid the use.|
Mupirocin Topical (2% w/w): It is the main and active compound present in the ointment. Mupirocin Topical belongs to the category of topical ointment. The compound is effective in the treatment of superficial skin allergies caused due to bacteria. Some of the skin allergies it is used for include folliculitis and impetigo. The ointment is also found to be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant S. aureus bacteria present in nose. Presence of these bacteria is generally without any symptoms.
T Bact is an antibiotic medicine and is used for following conditions:
While most dangerous side effects are of rare occurrence, they can still be serious in nature. Here is a list of side effects that may arise due to using this drug, so that one can stay alert of them:
If patients get any allergic reactions due to this injection, the doctor should be contacted immediately.
T-Bact should be taken in the dose and time as suggested by the physician. It is to be used externally only by being applied around the affected site as directed by the doctor. One should clean and dry the area that is affected and then gently apply the ointment. One can also check the packaging for directions to use. Completing the dose is important else the condition could continue worsening. It should be remembered that if the patient is under any other kind of medication, they should inform the physician of the same. Sometimes suffering from some other health issues can increase their susceptibility to side effects, so the doctor must be informed of any such conditions. Patients should also remember to wash their hands after use, unless the affected area lies on the hands.
If dose/application is missed, then take it as soon as the patient remembers.
It is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of following conditions:
This drugs works by arresting bacterial growth thus inhibiting the organism’s protein synthesis. This consequently kills the bacteria, by destroying the bacterial cell membranes.
|T-Bact 5 gm Ointment||INR 47 (1 pack)|
|T-Bact 15 gm Ointment||INR 97.50 (1 pack)|
There is no interaction result known for mixing this drug with alcohol. The drug’s interaction in women who are pregnant or lactating is unknown, so it is best to consult the physician before using. There is also limited data regarding consumption by kidney and liver patients, so they should also make a trip to the doctor’s office before deciding to take this drug.
Avoid getting this cream into the eyes, and if this does happen, wash the eyes with water and seek medical help. Do not apply huge amounts of the ointment as it could result in pilling.
Some alternatives for this ointment are:
Drug interactions could change the workings of any prior medication and can also up the risk of any serious side effects. It is best not to start, stop, or change dosage of any medication unless one has the approval from the doctor. However, there are no known drug interactions for T-Bact.
The tablet formulation should be avoided in case of the conditions of hypersensitivity.
This ointment is not something that can be used for treatment of acne.
T-Bact treats bacterial skin infections and does not have any ability to fight against any of fungal (yeast) and viral (herpes or ringworm) infections.
Ans: It is an antibacterial ointment and can be of help if the diaper rash has a connection with bacterial infection. Consult the doctor before using this for such a rash.
It is not made for treating eczema, but this cream can be used if said eczema is associated with infection. Refer to your doctor for the same.
T-Bact does not have any such effect on pores.
No. It is not indicated to relieve itching, and but there is itching because of any latent infection, the itching can be stopped after treating the infection.
Ans: Some medicines should to stopped step by step, as quick stopping could lead to rebound effects. But consult your doctor for any advice that is specific to your body, health and other medications that you might be under.
Ans: The ointment is a topical antibiotic used for the treatment of skin infections. T Bact should be specifically used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as folliculitis and impetigo; and is not recommended for viral and fungal infections.
Ans: The ointment is used for prevention and treatment of conditions and symptoms of bacterial infections. The symptoms associated with the bacterial infections include red sores around nose and mouth.
Some of the bacterial infections for which T Bact is used include eczema, impetigo, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
It is advised to inform the medical practitioner about other on-going medications; to avoid any undesired effects.
Ans: There is no proper list of precautions; however, following points should be kept in mind while using T Bact:
Ans: There is no sufficient information for the time period required for onset of action as it may vary from person to person and the condition. However, the effect may be experienced within a day or two of application.
Ans: The expiry date of T Bact is mentioned on the packaging of T Bact. Individuals can check the expiration date mentioned on the package before using the cream. T Bact usually expires after 2 years of manufacturing.
Ans: An individual may experience rash, nausea, vomiting, and swellings on hands, lips and feet. If any of such allergies are experienced then a doctor should be consulted without any delay.
Ans: Use of this ointment should be avoided in following conditions:
Ans: Yes, the course of T Bact should be completed as prescribed by a medical practitioner or else infection may reoccur. T Bact should be stopped only after consulting a doctor.
Ans: Yes, it is legal in India and is easily available in all the drug stores.
Ans: The ointment is not used for burns. It is used to avoid bacterial contaminations of incisions, small wounds or to clean wounds. T Bact helps prevent infection of abrasions, small cuts and wounds.
Ans: T Bact can be used in pregnancy if necessary. However, it is advised to use T Bact only after consulting a doctor.
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