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Composition for CO MUPIMET

Mupirocin(2%),Metronidazole(1%)

food interaction for CO MUPIMET

alcohol interaction for CO MUPIMET

pregnancy interaction for CO MUPIMET

lactation interaction for CO MUPIMET

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Co mupimet liquid is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for CO MUPIMET

Mupirocin(2%)

Uses

Mupirocin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Mupirocin is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogens) by blocking the protein synthesis.

Common side effects

Rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation
Metronidazole(1%)

Uses

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections.

How it works

Metronidazole belongs to a class of medicines called as nitroimidazole antibiotics. It works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites that cause infections in the body.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Joint pain, Bitter taste, Dark colored urine, Dry mouth, Furry tongue, Loss of appetite, Mouth irritation, Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Stomach upset, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Weakness, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for CO MUPIMET

Do not start or continue mupirocin and consult your doctor: 
  • if you are allergic to mupirocin, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • if the patient is less than 1 year old.
Mupirocin can cause severe skin reactions or allergies, thrush (a yeast infection) may develop if mupirocin is used for a long time, so skin may have  bright red spots which may be very itchy with small pustules . If this occurs, tell your doctor.Keep the cream away from your eyes. If the cream gets into your eyes accidentally, wash them thoroughly with water.Use nasal preparation of mupirocin for preventing or treating infections inside your nose.

Frequently asked questions for CO MUPIMET

Mupirocin

Q.Is mupirocin good for acne?
Yes. It is good for acne

Q.Is mupirocin ointment a steroid or contain sulphur?
No, mupirocin is an antibiotic

Q.Is mupirocin ointment used for yeast infections or herpes or ringworm?
No. Mupirocin is used as an antibacterial ointment

Q.Is mupirocin used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash has become infected with bacteria

Q.Does mupirocin treat eczema?
No, not unless you have infected eczema which generally would need to be diagnosed by a doctor

Q.Does mupirocin clog pores?
No. Mupirocin does not clog pores

Q.Does mupirocin ointment used to stop itching?
No. The indication is not itching but infection. Normally when infection is taken care of, itching subsidises on its own.

Metronidazole

Q.Is metronidazole safe?
Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.What is metronidazole?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic

Q.Is it antibiotic or pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer

Q.What it is used for?
It is used for infections of the dental cavity, ears, sinus, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, brain and bones

Q.Is metronidazole same as Flagyl?
Yes. Flagyl is a branded medicine containing metronidazole

Q.Does metronidazole cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections

Q.Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole

Q.Is metronidazole an OTC product?
No, metronidazole is not an OTC product

Q.Can metronidazole cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or irregular monthly periods?
Metronidazole may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or upset stomach. However, there is no evidence of metronidazole affecting monthly periods. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)