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Mupifin F Ointment


Introduction of Fluticasone Propionate

Mupifin F Ointment is a combination of two medicines that effectively treats skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also kills infection-causing microorganisms.

Mupifin F Ointment is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Using the medicine may cause itching or burning sensation, irritation, redness, and swelling at the site of application. These side effects are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine. It should not be used in children below 1 year of age.

Introduction of Mupirocin

Mupifin F Ointment is a combination of two medicines that effectively treats skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also kills infection-causing microorganisms.

Mupifin F 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.

Before using it, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it. Local side effects like minor burning, stinging or irritation may be seen after application. Consult your doctor if these persist or if your condition doesn't improve within three to five days.

Uses of Fluticasone Propionate

Benefits of Fluticasone Propionate

In Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Mupifin F Ointment is effective in treating skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. It reduces the redness, rash, pain, or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes.

You should always use it as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

Benefits of Mupirocin

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Mupifin F 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 Fluticasone Propionate

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 Mupifin F

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Nosebleeds
  • Taste change
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Fungal infection of oropharynx
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Voice change
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation

Side effects of Mupirocin

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 Mupifin F

  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Stinging sensation
  • Pain

How Fluticasone Propionate works

Mupifin F Ointment is a steroid medicine. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen and itchy due to skin conditions such as atopic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis.

How Mupirocin works

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

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mupifin F Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mupifin F 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

What if you forget to take Mupifin F Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Mupifin F Ointment, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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Supirocin F Ointment
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Quick tips

Fluticasone Propionate

  • You have been prescribed Fluticasone Propionate for treating itchy, red rashes, and skin irritation associated with skin conditions such as atopic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, and psoriasis among others.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't apply it to broken or infected areas of skin, face, eyes, or eyelids.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Fluticasone Propionate and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after two weeks of treatment.

Mupirocin

  • Mupirocin 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.

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my scrotum and the skin on my thighs next to my scrotum have been red and itchy and had a somewhat scaly texture, sometimes they'd get so itchy that I would have to scratch, the past few weeks my scrotum has started to smell and produce a sweat like substance (it's like sweat except it never goes away and it leaves white stains in my underwear where my scrotum is near the fabric,
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok may be you are from from skin infections
Skin infections hair loss cold
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir please elaborate your symptoms, history, treatment and investigations done.
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FAQs

Fluticasone Propionate

Q. What is Fluticasone Propionate? What is it used for?

Fluticasone Propionate belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Fluticasone Propionate is used to treat various allergic skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Fluticasone Propionate effectively reduces symptoms associated with such conditions such as swelling, itching and redness.

Q. How does Fluticasone Propionate work?

Fluticasone Propionate works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Fluticasone Propionate take to start working?

The time Fluticasone Propionate requires to start working differs from person to person. However, you may get relief within 8 hours of starting Fluticasone Propionate. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly as it increases the efficiency.

Q. Is Fluticasone Propionate good for burns?

No, Fluticasone Propionate should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Fluticasone Propionate accidentally gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.

Q. How to use Fluticasone Propionate?

Before using Fluticasone Propionate, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Fluticasone Propionate gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Fluticasone Propionate?

Be careful not to get Fluticasone Propionate into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Fluticasone Propionate if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Fluticasone Propionate with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Fluticasone Propionate only if prescribed by the doctor.
Mupirocin

Q. Is Mupirocin used for diaper rash?

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

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

Use Mupirocin for the duration advised by your doctor. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting the treatment. It is not recommended to use this medicine for more than 10 days. If your skin condition does not improve within 3-5 days, see your doctor.

Q. How should I use Mupirocin?

Follow the directions given by your doctor carefully. Wash your hands before applying Mupirocin. 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 Mupirocin on an open wound?

Consult your doctor before using Mupirocin on any type of wound. Avoid using Mupirocin for large open wounds if you have a kidney problem as this may further damage your kidneys.

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

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

Burning sensation is a common side effect of applying Mupirocin. However, stinging is uncommon. These side effects do not last long and will disappear after sometime. Do not stop using Mupirocin 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 Mupirocin?

Mupirocin 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 administration or removal of fluid (cannula), do not use this medicine to treat the skin near that area. Additionally, do not use it in combination with a cannula.

Q. What should prompt me to stop using Mupirocin?

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

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