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Mupax 2% Ointment


Overview

Introduction

Mupax 2% Ointment is an antibiotic medicine used to treat certain skin infections such as impetigo (red sores), recurring boils and others. It works by killing certain bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection.

Mupax 2% Ointment is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at the same time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects. Do not use it for more than 10 days. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas.

Local side effects like minor burning or irritation may be seen after application. Consult your doctor if these persist or if your condition does not improve within 3-5 days. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy with it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Mupax Ointment

Benefits of Mupax Ointment

In Bacterial skin infections

Mupax 2% Ointment is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of infection-causing bacteria on your skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for the survival of bacteria. It is effective against skin infections such as boils, impetigo, and infected hair follicles. It may also be used to treat infections in small cuts or wounds on your skin. This treatment has few common side effects and should clear up infections within a few days, but you should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed.

Side effects of Mupax Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Mupax

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Mupax Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment.

How Mupax Ointment works

Mupax 2% Ointment is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. Thus, it prevents the skin infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mupax 2% Ointment is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mupax 2% Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Mupax 2% Ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections such as impetigo.
  • Clean and dry the affected area and apply the medicine at least 3 times a day. A dressing can be applied over the treated area if needed.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • It can cause slight irritation at the application site. Let your doctor know if the irritation does not go away.
  • Do not use for more than 10 days. Throw away any cream that is left over.
  • If your skin condition does not improve within 3 to 5 days, see your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Natural crotonic acid derivative {Medium-chain fatty acids}
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. Is Mupax used for diaper rash?

Mupax is an antibacterial medicine and will only help if the diaper rash is due to bacterial infection.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Mupax?

Inform your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. If you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Mupax when I feel better?

Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. But, do not stop taking Mupax and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Q. For how long do I need to use Mupax?

Use Mupax for the duration advised by your doctor. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting the treatment. Do not use it for more than 10 days. If your skin condition does not improve within 3-5 days, see your doctor.

Q. How should I use Mupax?

Follow the directions given by your doctor carefully. Wash your hands before applying Mupax. Apply the ointment to the infected area of skin 2-3 times daily or as told by your doctor. You can cover the treated area with a dressing or leave it open as per your doctor’s advice.

Q. Can I apply Mupax on an open wound?

Consult your doctor before using Mupax. Avoid using Mupax for large open wounds if you have a kidney problem as this may further damage your kidneys.

Q. After I applied Mupax, I felt burning and stinging sensations. Should I stop using it?

Burning sensation is a common side effect of applying Mupax. However, stinging is uncommon. It does not last long and will disappear after sometime. Do not stop using Mupax because of these mild side effects. If you have any concerns consult your doctor.

Q. In which areas of the skin should I avoid using Mupax?

Mupax should not be used to treat infections in or near the eyes, nostrils or mouth. If this medicine accidentally enters your eyes, wash the eyes thoroughly with water. In case you have tubes inserted in your body for the delivery of fluids or medicines (cannula), do not use this medicine to treat the skin near that area.

Q. What should prompt me to stop using Mupax?

Wash off the ointment immediately if you get raised and itchy rash, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing, fainting, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body. These may be signs of severe allergic reaction. You should immediately stop using Mupax and consult your doctor. Though unlikely, but if you get abdominal cramps and diarrhea, you should stop Mupax immediately and consult your doctor.

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References

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