Bactroban and Gangrene - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 4,735 people who have side effects when taking Bactroban. Gangrene is found, especially among people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Mupirocin and have Constipation.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Bactroban and have Gangrene. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 700+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 29, 2023

4,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactroban.
Among them, 15 people (0.32%) have Gangrene.

What is Bactroban?

Bactroban has active ingredients of mupirocin. It is used in infection. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 4,782 Bactroban users.

What is Gangrene?

Gangrene (body tissue dies) is found to be associated with 1,270 drugs and 717 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 6,984 people who have Gangrene.

Number of Bactroban and Gangrene reports submitted per year:

Could Bactroban cause Gangrene?

Gender of people who have Gangrene when taking Bactroban *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Gangrene when taking Bactroban *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 66.67 %
  • 50-59: 6.67 %
  • 60+: 26.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Bactroban *:

  1. Mupirocin: 11 people, 73.33%
  2. Neurontin: 7 people, 46.67%
  3. Valium: 7 people, 46.67%
  4. Ms Contin: 7 people, 46.67%
  5. Dilaudid: 7 people, 46.67%
  6. Topamax: 7 people, 46.67%
  7. Aspirin: 5 people, 33.33%
  8. Lasix: 5 people, 33.33%
  9. Magnesium Sulfate: 4 people, 26.67%
  10. Lopressor: 4 people, 26.67%

Common side effects people have besides Gangrene *:

  1. Abasia (inability to walk): 7 people, 46.67%
  2. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 7 people, 46.67%
  3. Weight Decreased: 7 people, 46.67%
  4. Blood Potassium Decreased: 7 people, 46.67%
  5. Breathing Difficulty: 7 people, 46.67%
  6. Burns Second Degree: 7 people, 46.67%
  7. Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood): 7 people, 46.67%
  8. Weight Increased: 6 people, 40.00%
  9. Acute Kidney Failure: 5 people, 33.33%
  10. Anaemia (lack of blood): 5 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Serratia Sepsis (a bacterial whole body inflammation): 3 people, 20.00%
  2. Raynaud's Phenomenon (discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas): 3 people, 20.00%
  3. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 3 people, 20.00%
  4. Pain: 3 people, 20.00%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 3 people, 20.00%
  6. Indigestion: 3 people, 20.00%
  7. Constipation: 3 people, 20.00%
  8. Hypercoagulation (increased tendency for clotting of the blood): 1 person, 6.67%
  9. Bleeding Disorders: 1 person, 6.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Bactroban and have Gangrene?

Check whether Gangrene is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on mupirocin (the active ingredients of Bactroban) and Bactroban (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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