Pirocin 2% Oint
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Pirocin Ointment is a topical antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections. It contains mupirocin as active ingredient. This Ointment works by inhibiting the growth and spread of infection causing bacteria. Pirocin Ointment is meant for external application only and should be applied as directed by the doctor....
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Contains same composition as Pirocin 2% Oint
Uses of Pirocin 2 %
Pirocin Ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections.
Contraindications of Pirocin 2 %
If you are allergic to mupirocin or any other ingredients of Pirocin Ointment.
Side effects of Pirocin 2 %
Application site reactions
Precautions and Warnings of Pirocin 2 %
Can I apply Pirocin Ointment during pregnancy?
Consult your doctor before using Pirocin Ointment during pregnancy as there is limited safety data available. In case you have been prescribed this medicine, avoid using it in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.
Can I apply Pirocin Ointment while breastfeeding?
Consult your doctor before using Pirocin Ointment while breastfeeding as limited safety data is available. If you are using it to treat a cracked nipple, wash thoroughly before feeding the baby. Avoid using it on the breast or areas near the breast or any large area of the body for a prolonged duration.
Can I drive if I have applied Pirocin Ointment?
Pirocin Ointment is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.
Can I consume alcohol with Pirocin Ointment?
Avoid consuming alcohol as it may worsen the infection
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are applying Pirocin Ointment on a cut, open wounds, broken or damaged skin, or on a larger skin area.
- You are also applying other topical medicines (Ointment, Ointment, lotion, etc).
- Do not use this Ointment for a longer duration without proper medical guidance.
- Avoid getting any medicine into your eyes, nose, mouth. In case of such exposure, you should wash the affected part thoroughly with water.
Mode of Action of Pirocin 2 %
How Does It Work?
Mupirocin works by preventing the growth of bacteria, eventually killing them and prohibiting them from making protein.
Directions for Use of Pirocin 2 %
- Pirocin Ointment should be used as directed by your doctor.
- It is meant for external use only.
- Read the instructions on the label before use.
- Clean the affected area and let it dry.
- Apply it on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
- Wash your hands before and after using this Ointment unless your hands are the area to be treated.
- In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.
Interactions of Pirocin 2 %
Interactions with other medicines
Since Pirocin Ointment is applied externally on the skin, thus it is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, it may interact with another topically applied Ointment, lotion and gel. Discuss with your doctor if you are already on another topical gel or Ointment....
Storage and disposal of Pirocin 2 %
- Store Pirocin Ointment at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
- Protect it from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
- Do not freeze
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Pirocin 2 %
As Pirocin Ointment is to be applied externally on the skin, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied this Ointment in excess, wipe out the excess with tissue or cotton....
Missed a Dose
If you have missed applying Pirocin Ointment, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply this medicine to compensate for the missed application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Pirocin Ointment be used for fungal infections?
A: Pirocin Ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections and may not be effective against fungal infections. Avoid self-medicating & consult a doctor before using any medicine.
Q: Does Pirocin Ointment contain a steroid?
A: No, Pirocin Ointment does not contain a steroid. It contains mupirocin, which is a topical antibiotic.
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