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Mupirocin is used to treat certain skin infections (such as impetigo). It is Dmitry Sazonov an antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria.

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using mupirocin and each Mupirocin dosage time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Use this medication only on the skin. Clean and dry the affected area first. Then apply a small amount of ointment to the area Dmitry Sazonov as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times a day. You may cover the treated area with a bandage.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Continue to use it for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Avoid using this medication around your eyes, nose, mouth, or on large areas of damaged or broken skin unless Dmitry Sazonov otherwise directed by your doctor. If you accidentally get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse well with plenty of water.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better in 3 to 5 days.

Mupirocin Overdose is used in particular to treat infections caused by bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

Infection with MRSA bacteria mainly occurs in people who are already ill in the hospital. The infection can be difficult to treat and it can also spread to other people.

There is also a nasal ointment which contains mupirocin. It is prescribed for been in contact with people with MRSA infection. It helps to stop the infection from spreading to other people. 

See separate medicine leaflet called Mupirocin nasal ointment which gives more information about this preparation.