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What is mupirocin ointment used for?

What is mupirocin ointment used for?

Mupirocin Ointment: Mupirocin ointment is a prescription antibacterial medicine that is sold under the bactroban (mupirocin) brand name. This medication stops the production of proteins that bacteria need to survive and kills the bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Mupirocin (Definition)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of ...Read more


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What are bactroban ointment / mupirocin used for?

Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic for the treatment of superficial cutaneous infections. ...Read more

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When should you use mupirocin ointment on the skin?

Short term use: I generally recommend Mupirocin for mild, superficial infections that don't warrant the use of systemic antibiotics. I will also use it in the nostrils to reduce carriage of methicillin-resistant staph aureus (mrsa). There may be some other cases where i would consider Mupirocin but i would have to think about that one. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat ?

What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat  ?

Topical Antibiotic: Mupirocin (bactroban) is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also be used for other bacterial skin infections. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment be used for shingles ?

Bacteria vs virus: Very good question. Mupirocin (bactroban) is an antibiotic that is often used for bacterial based skin infections like impetigo. Shingles is caused by a virus, herpes zoster, and requires antiviral medications. Having said that, if you picked at your lesions they may have an additional bacterial component to them which umpired in might help. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for warts?

Will not help warts: Mupirocin ointment is used for bacterial infection of skin , hpv virus that cause will not be killed , use other over the counter ointments for warts may help or see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Bactroban (Definition)

Bactroban is an acne agent which is a ...Read more