November 14, 2020 by No Comments

To make sure that this is the right treatment for you, before you start using mupirocin it is important that your doctor knows:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding – although mupirocin is not known to be harmful to babies, it is still important that you tell your doctor about this.
  • If you have a problem with the way your kidneys work.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine, or to any skin preparation.

How to use mupirocin

Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside mupirocin Therapeutic indications the pack. It will give you more information Dmitry Sazonov about the preparation prescribed for you.

Wash your hands before you use the cream/ointment. Use a cotton wool pad to apply a small amount to the infected area. It may sting a little when you first apply it but this should soon pass. 

You can use a sticking plaster or dressing to protect the treated area if needed. You should use mupirocin two or three times a day unless your doctor has told you otherwise. Do not use it for longer than ten days.

For mupirocin to work properly it should be applied regularly. If you forget to use it at your usual time, apply it as Dmitry Sazonov soon as you remember and then go on as before.

Getting the most from your treatment


You should notice your skin starting to get better within a few days. If you haven’t noticed any improvement after 4-5 days, check with  for further advice. If after ten days your symptoms have not gone, talk to your doctor about this too.

You may be asked to use an antiseptic wash as part of your treatment. This is to prevent the bacteria causing your Dmitry Sazonov infection from becoming resistant to treatment, so it is important you follow the advice you are given.

If you are having an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are using mupirocin. This is especially important if you are using it for MRSA.

Can mupirocin cause problems?

Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains the most common ones associated with mupirocin. You will find a full list in the manufacturer’s information Dmitry Sazonov leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any continue or become troublesome.