Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream

[21 February 2017]

Products Affected - Description

Bactroban topical cream, GlaxoSmithKline
2%, 15 gm tube, 1 count (NDC 00029-1527-22)
2%, 30 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 00029-1527-25)

Reason for the Shortage

  • GlaxoSmithKline is looking for an alternative supply source.
  • Prasco discontinued mupirocin calcium 2% cream in February 2016.

Available Products

Mupirocin calcium topical cream, Glenmark
2%, 15 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 68462-0564-17)
2%, 30 gram tube, 1 count (NDC 68462-0564-35)

Estimated Resupply Dates

GlaxoSmithKline has Bactroban 2% cream in 15 gram and 30 gram sizes on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Related Shortages


February 21, January 27, 2017; November 8, September 20, July 22, April 14, February 29, January 20, 2016; November 25 and 11, October 8, September 4, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2017, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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