Generic Name : Mupirocin Pronunciation : myoo peer' oh sin Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics- Topical ICD Code : Y56
India- Bactroban, Brodisym, Epicin, I-Bact, Mopry, Mpower, Mufect, Mu-Oint, Mupiban, Mupimet, Mupinova, Mupirax, Muroci, Pirocin, Stemin-Mu, Supirocin, Supirocin, T-Bact.
International- Bactroban, Bactroban Nasal, Centany. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Topical- A small amount should be applied to the affected area three times daily. How it should be taken : It comes as an ointment to apply over the affected area. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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 Side Effects :
Burning, stinging, pain, itching and rash.
* Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and out of the reach of children.
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