Mupirocin - Drug Information

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General Information on Mupirocin

Generic Name : Mupirocin

Pronunciation : myoo peer' oh sin

Latest prescription information about Mupirocin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics- Topical

Why is Mupirocin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for impetigo. It works by stopping the production of essential proteins needed for bacterial surveillance. It is not effective against fungal or viral infections.

When should Mupirocin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Mupirocin?

Topical- A small amount should be applied to the affected area three times daily.

How should Mupirocin be taken?

It comes as an ointment to apply over the affected area.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mupirocin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For external use only, avoid contact with eyes.
Do not apply on open wounds

What are the side effects of Mupirocin?

Burning, stinging, pain, itching and rash.

What are the other precautions for Mupirocin?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Mupirocin?

Store it at room temperature and out of the reach of children.

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monikaa 

Hi, i have an acne problem, as per my othe doctors suggestions i tried many ointment like, avindo gel, clarina gel, nadoxy bt redness of my face got increased and roughness, thn as per doctors suggession i used T-bact, redness is gone but still i am getting small red boils, rashes on my face, which is increasing, itchy and burns,along with T-bact i am suggested to use jula gel, what should i do to controll these rashes?
i am taking o,nacotril tablet alternate day as suggested by dermatologist, but i need permanent solution

sonak 

v informative. but would like to know if it has be applied as regularly if used for suture site healing - i.e is there need to change dressings 3/ day or once is enough

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