Mupirocin is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from growing on your skin. Mupirocin topical (for use on the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as impetigo (IM-pe-TYE-go) or a “Staph” infection of the skin. Mupirocin topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What does mupirocin eliminate?
Mupirocin works to kill the bacteria that are causing your infection. These include strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Mupirocin stops the bacteria from multiplying.
What type of antibiotic is mupirocin?
Mupirocin is an antibacterial ointment used to treat impetigo and secondary skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Mupirocin, formerly termed pseudomonic acid A, 1 is a novel antibacterial agent with a unique chemical structure and mode of action apart from other antibiotic agents.
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