MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment

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Should this be used on an open laceration wound?

My doctor put stitches on a deep laceration but the wound came apart. Now I have to let the wound heal inside and out. Can I still use the ointment, or do I take the antibiotics he presceribed, or both? Will the ointment prevent it from drying out and...
by jennifer in usa, 06/10/2007

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment Drug and Prescription Information

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment Medication Classification

MUPIROCIN (On the skin)

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment Brandname

Bactroban, Centany

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment is used for the Treatment

Mupirocin (myoo-PEER-oh-sin) Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to mupirocin.

How Should You Use MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment

Ointment, Cream

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • Mupirocin should not be applied to large open wounds or to burns.
  • This medicine is for use on your skin only. You should not use in or around eyes.
  • Wash and dry the treated area before application.
  • Put a thin layer of the ointment on your skin. Rub it in gently.
  • This medicine may be covered with a gauze bandage after it is applied.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Apply the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to put the medicine on and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not apply two doses at the same time.

Proper MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment Storage

Store MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not put anything else on the skin where you are using the mupirocin unless approved by your doctor.

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor if your infection does not improve in 3 to 5 days.

MUPIROCIN (Topical) (Ointment Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin rash, burning, or itching that was not there before using the medicine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry skin
  • Mild stinging or burning where you put the medicine

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