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Mupirocin

Molecule Description

Mupirocin belongs to a class that used to prevent infection caused by bacteria.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Mupirocin

It is used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
contraindications

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.
sideEffects

Side effects of Mupirocin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Dryness at the site of application
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Mupirocin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Mupirocin during pregnancy?
A:
It is probably safe to take this medicine in pregnancy for local application.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Mupirocin while breastfeeding?
A:
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.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Mupirocin?
A:
No caution required.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Mupirocin?
A:
No interaction established.
otherGeneralWarnings

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
modeOfAction

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

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

Dosage of Mupirocin

Overdose

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.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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