Skin & Hair


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Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic used to treat impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. It may also be used to treat secondary skin infections (e.g., localized infection of wounds, burns, dermatitis).

  • Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic ointment used to treat impetigo and secondary skin infections that works by killing bacteria and preventing bacterial growth on the skin.
  • Applied topically to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day for 5 days (impetigo) or 7-14 days (secondary skin infections)
  • May be covered with a sterile gauze dressing or bandage but do not wrap with an airtight bandage
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  • Side Effects

    Side effects may include mild skin irritation such as dryness, burning, stinging or itching of the skin, and headache. Severe side effects may include superinfection, dizziness and hypersensitivity reactions.

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