Mupirocin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Mupirocin

Generic Name : Mupirocin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Mupirocin are provided here.

Pronunciation : myoo peer' oh sin

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Mupirocin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y56 Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics- Topical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mupirocin

India :

International :

Bactroban, Bactroban Nasal, Centany

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Mupirocin?

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