Mupirocin belongs to a class that used to prevent infection caused by bacteria.
Uses of Mupirocin
It is used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
Contraindications of Mupirocin
When should one not use Mupirocin
Do not use Mupirocin if you are allergic to it and have a condition such as kidney problems.
Side effects of Mupirocin
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Dryness at the site of application
Precautions and Warnings of Mupirocin
Can I take Mupirocin during pregnancy?
It is probably safe to take this medicine in pregnancy for local application.
Can I take Mupirocin while breastfeeding?
It is probably safe to take this medicine in breastfeeding for local applications. If used for the treatment of cracked nipple, wash thoroughly before feeding the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Mupirocin?
No caution required.
Can I consume alcohol with Mupirocin?
No interaction established.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Not be used around eyes or nose
- If used for long, you may develop a yeast infection
- Don’t apply for more than ten days unless prescribed by your doctor
Mode of Action of Mupirocin
How Does It Work?
Mupirocin works by inhibiting the bacterial protein and RNA synthesis. It stops the growth of bacteria and also kills them.
Interactions of Mupirocin
Interactions with other medicines
There is no interaction associated with Mupirocin topical.
Interactions with food items
No food interactions are reported with this topical medicine.
Dosage of Mupirocin
An overdose of Mupirocin as topical is not expected to be dangerous to skin. Still, it is better to seek emergency medical care immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Dr. Mansi Savla
B. Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before using Mupirocin?
A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also, mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication.
Q: What special precautions should I take?
A: Use Mupirocin cream with caution on skin with open wounds.
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