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Mupibact 2 % Ointment

Manufactured byPalson Drug
ContainsMupirocin
Description
Mupibact 2 % Ointment is a topical antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial skin infections such as impetigo, folliculitis, etc., caused due to susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mupibact 2 % Ointment

  • Skin rash
  • Skin redness at the site of application
  • Burning, stinging, or irritation at the application site
  • Dry skin

Uses of Mupibact 2 % Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Impetigo
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken that the infant's skin does not come in contact with the medicine and that the infant does not swallow the medicine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mupirocin, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken that the infant's skin does not come in contact with the medicine and that the infant does not swallow the medicine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Eye irritation

Ensure that the medicine does not come in contact with your eyes. This medicine may cause severe eye irritation. In the case of accidental contact, the eyes should be rinsed with water immediately and thoroughly.

Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

Allergic reactions

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea or vomiting, swelling of lips, hands, and feet. Therapy with this medicine should be discontinued immediately if you suffer from an allergic reaction.

Local irritation

This medicine may cause severe local irritation. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Risk of Polyethylene glycol absorption

This medicine should not be used with other polyethylene glycol-based ointments particularly in patients with the evidence of moderate or severe kidney impairment due to increased risk of worsening of the kidney function.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 2 months of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established

Prolonged use

This medicine should not be used more than 10 days unless instructed by your doctor because it may cause an overgrowth of organisms including fungi.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the protein synthesis of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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