Mupirocin


Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Nasal
Eradication of nasal colonisation with Staphylococci aureus
Adult: As 2% nasal ointment: Apply into each nostril 2-3 times daily for 5-7 days.
Child: Same as adult dose.

Topical/Cutaneous
Secondary skin infections
Adult: As 2% cream: Apply to affected area tid for up to 10 days according to individual response; re-evaluate after 3-5 days if no clinical response.
Child: ≥1 year Same as adult dose.

Topical/Cutaneous
Bacterial skin infections, Impetigo
Adult: As 2% ointment: Apply to affected area 2-3 times daily for up to 10 days according to individual response.
Child: Same as adult dose.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions
Patient with extensive burns or open wounds. Not indicated for treatment of pressure sores. Renal impairment. Children and elderly. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Hypersensitivity, systemic allergic reactions (e.g. angioedema, urticaria, generalised rash), cutaneous sensitisation reaction or severe local irritation; fungal or bacterial superinfection (prolonged use).
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, dysgeusia.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Application site reactions (e.g. localised burning, stinging or tingling sensation, localised pain).
Nervous system disorders: Headache.
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Rhinitis, respiratory congestion, pharyngitis, cough, nasal mucosa reactions.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Pruritus, erythema, skin dryness, rash, contact dermatitis.
Nasal/Topical: B
Patient Counseling Information
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Action
Description: Mupirocin, an antibiotic produced by fermentation of Pseudomonas fluorescens, inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by reversibly and specifically binding to bacterial isoleucyl transfer-ribonucleic acid (tRNA) synthetase. It has bacteriostatic effects at minimum inhibitory concentrations and bactericidal effects at higher concentrations.
Synonyms: Pseudomonic acid, trans-Pseudomonic acid.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Minimally absorbed systemically through intact skin.
Distribution: Plasma protein binding: >97%.
Metabolism: Rapidly metabolised to its inactive metabolite, monic acid.
Excretion: Via urine (as inactive monic acid metabolite). Elimination half-life: 17-36 minutes.
Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure Image
Mupirocin

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 446596, Mupirocin. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Mupirocin. Accessed May 26, 2022.

Storage
Store below 25°C. Do not freeze.
MIMS Class
Topical Antibiotics
ATC Classification
R01AX06 - mupirocin ; Belongs to the class of other nasal preparations for topical use.
D06AX09 - mupirocin ; Belongs to the class of other topical antibiotics used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
References
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Anon. Mupirocin. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. https://online.lexi.com. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Bactroban 2% Cream (Beecham Group plc). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Bactroban 2% Nasal Ointment (Beecham Group plc). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Bactroban 2% Ointment (Beecham Group plc). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Bactroban Cream (Beecham Group plc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed. Accessed 06/04/2022.

BNM Group. Mupider 2% Ointment data sheet 10 February 2020. Medsafe. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Buckingham R (ed). Mupirocin. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Joint Formulary Committee. Mupirocin. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Medicianz Healthcare Limited. Mupirocin Nasal Ointment Medsurge data sheet 16 January 2020. Medsafe. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Mupirocin Ointment (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed. Accessed 06/04/2022.

Pirnuo Cream (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed. Accessed 06/04/2022.

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