This medicine contains the active ingredient mupirocin which is an antibiotic. These antibiotics are used to stop several bacterial infections by destroying bacteria and preventing their growth. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of the infections of the skin, like impetigo (contagious skin condition with sores, blisters, rash, and itchiness) and folliculitis (pimples with a hair in the center with pus, itchiness and burning sensation).
Is Mupirocin suitable for me?
Mupirocin is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to mupirocin or other ingredients of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
- have kidney problems
- have large areas of open wounds or damaged skin to be treated
Mupirocin interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Mupirocin?
This medicine is available in form of ointment.
You should take mupirocin exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The usual dose will depend on the infection you have.
- The ointment is usually applied 2 to 3 times a day.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not miss any doses and use the medicine at the same time each day. Do not apply two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Mupirocin side effects?
Like all medicines mupirocin can cause side effects, including:
- burning at the site of application
- itching, redness, stinging and dryness on the skin
- allergic rash, itching, redness or soreness of the skin
- allergic reaction
- swelling of the face, difficulty breathing
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.