Mupirocin Topical

Information about Mupirocin Topical

Mupirocin topical uses

Mupirocin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How mupirocin topical works

Mupirocin topical stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects of mupirocin topical

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Rash, Itching.

Available Medicine for Mupirocin Topical

  • ₹91
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹100
    Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹109 to ₹190
    Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹90
    Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹92 to ₹115
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹78
    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹88
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹92
    Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹89
    Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹95
    Palsons Derma
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Mupirocin Topical

  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • Patients allergic to mupirocin or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for Mupirocin Topical

Mupirocin Topical

Q. What is topical mupirocin?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial cream which has a bacteriostatic action (does not kill the bacteria, only stops the growth of bacteria).
Q. What is mupirocin topical used for?
Mupirocin topical is indicated for the treatment of secondarily infected traumatic lesions like abrasions, sutured wounds and small lacerations with susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Q. Is mupirocin topical good for acne?
Muupirocin topical is not indicated for the treatment of acne.
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Q. Is mupirocin ointment used for fungal (yeast) infections and viral (herpes or ringworm)?
Mupirocin ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections and does not act against fungal (yeast) and viral (herpes or ringworm) infections.
Q. Is mupirocin topical used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash is associated with bacterial infection. Please consult your doctor before using this for an infected diaper rash.
Q. Does mupirocin topical treat eczema?
Mupirocin topical is not indicated for the treatment of eczema but can be used in case eczema is associated with infection. Please consult your doctor before using mupirocin in this condition, as eczema should be diagnosed by a doctor before it is being treated.
Q. Does mupirocin topical clog pores?
No. Mupirocin topical does not clog pores.
Q. Does mupirocin ointment is used to stop itching?
No. mupirocin is not indicated to relieve itching. Its indicated for the treatment of infections. If there is itching because of the underlying infection, then itching may subside when the infection is treated.
Q. Is mupirocin a topical steroid?
No, mupirocin is not a topical steroid.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)