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Mupirocin is an antibiotic originally isolated from Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIMB 10586, developed by Beecham. Mupirocin is bacteriostatic at low concentrations and bactericidal at high concentrations. It is used topically and is effective against Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA. Mupirocin is a mixture of several pseudomonic acids, with pseudomonic acid A (PA-A) constituting greater than 90% of the mixture. Also present in mupirocin are pseudomonic acid B with an additional hydroxyl group at C8, pseudomonic acid C with a double bond between C10 and C11, instead of the epoxide of PA-A, and pseudomonic acid D with a double bond at C4` and C5` in the 9-hydroxy-nonanoic acid portion of mupirocin.
Each gram ointment contains Mupirocin USP 20 mg.
Indications And Uses
Mupirocin ointment 2% is indicated for the topical treatment of impetigo due to: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Dosage And Administration
Impetigo: Adult: Apply a 2% ointment tid for 10 days. If no improvement is seen after 3-5 days, consider alternative treatment. Child: Apply a 2% ointment tid for 10 days. If no improvement is seen after 3-5 days, consider alternative treatment. Secondary skin infections: Adult: Apply a 2% ointment tid for 10 days. If no improvement is seen after 3-5 days, consider alternative treatment. Child: Apply a 2% ointment tid for 10 days. If no improvement is seen after 3-5 days, consider alternative treatment.
The following local adverse reactions have been reported in connection with the use of Mupirocin Ointment burning, stinging, or pain in 1.5% of patients; itching in 1% of patients; rash, nausea, erythema, dry skin, tenderness, swelling, contact dermatitis, and increased exudates in less than 1% of patients. Systemic reactions to Mupirocin Ointment have occurred rarely.
Use In Pregnancy Lactation
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. The drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known whether mupirocin ointment is present in breast milk. Nursing should be temporarily discontinued while using mupirocin ointment.
Mupirocin is not suitable for ophthalmic or intra-nasal use. When Mupirocin ointment is used on the face, care should be taken to avoid the eyes. In common with other polyethylene-based ointments, this drug should be used with caution if there is evidence of moderate or severe renal impairment. As with other antibacterial products, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of no susceptible organisms, including fungi.
The concomitant administration of known CYP3A4 inhibitors in patients with widespread and/or erythrodermic disease should be done with caution. Some examples of such drugs are erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole, calcium channel blockers and cimetidine.
This drug is contraindicated in individuals with a history of sensitivity reactions to any of its components.
Each tube contains 10 gm ointment.