Mupirocin

(Mupirocin)

 

General English name: Mupirocin

Brand: Bactroban

Application: Bacterial skin infection in children and adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of mupirocin ointment

Contraindications to the use of mupirocin ointment

Pharmacological interaction of mupirocin ointment

Tips to consider before taking mupirocin

Possible side effects of mupirocin ointment

How to store mupirocin ointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of mupirocin ointment

Medication Information: Mupirocin is an antibiotic that is prescribed as an ointment or cream for use on the skin to treat skin infections. It is specifically prescribed to treat infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Mupirocin ointment kills the bacteria that cause the infection. In addition, there is an ointment containing mupirocin to kill intranasal bacteria. This prevents MRSA from spreading to other people. If you need more information about mupirocin nasal ointment, refer to the relevant link.

 

Contraindications to the use of mupirocin ointment

• Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Pharmacological interaction of mupirocin ointment

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your ointment without consulting your doctor or stop using the ointment.

 

Tips to consider before taking mupirocin

In order to ensure that mupirocin ointment is right for you, it is important that your doctor knows the following:

• If you are pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.

• If you have kidney problems.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.

• If you have ever been allergic to a drug.

 

Possible side effects of mupirocin ointment

All drugs, in addition to their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

Less than one in 10 patients who take mupirocin ointment may experience the following side effects:

Itchy skin and burning sensation when taking the drug: This should go away after a short time. If severe skin reactions persist, stop taking mupirocin ointment and talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

 

How to store mupirocin ointment

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• If the treatment period of any cream and ointment is over, do not store it for future applications. Buy fresh cream if needed.

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