Mupirocin Calcium 2% Cream

[20 September 2016]

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 could not provide a reason for the shortage.
  • 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 back order and the company estimates a release date of 1st quarter 2017.

Related Shortages


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 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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