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    Information about Mupirocin

    Mupirocin uses

    Mupirocin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How mupirocin works

    Mupirocin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

    Common side effects of mupirocin

    Rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation

    Available Medicine for Mupirocin

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      Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
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      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
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      Dupen Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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    Expert advice for Mupirocin

    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 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)