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Mupin-B Ointment

Manufactured byGary Pharma Sande
ContainsBetamethasone (0.05 %w/w) + Mupirocin (2 %w/w)
Description

Mupin-B Ointment is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions with associated secondary bacterial infections such as impetigo, folliculitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, etc. It is not effective against viral and fungal infections.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mupin-B Ointment

  • Skin rash
  • Burning, stinging or pain on the application site
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Change in skin color

Uses of Mupin-B Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatitis with secondary bacterial infections
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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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely 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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

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

Skin Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a viral or fungal infection of the skin.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Chronic use

High doses of this medicine should not be used for more than two weeks due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. If required, low doses can be used for long-term only under the supervision of your doctor.

External use only

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

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.

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.

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. However, 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. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Betamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling and irritation of the skin. Mupirocin works by interfering with the protein synthesis of bacteria; this stops the growth of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antibiotics, Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

Betamethasone | C22H29FO5 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 27 April 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/9782

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=97dde5f5-a865-4af2-b562-8da72c8475f3

DailyMed - Mupirocin - mupirocin ointment [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=9606e503-24ae-4a37-b6dd-a1ea43208e82

Mupirocin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00410
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Information on this page was last updated on 15 Jul 2019

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