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Mupirocin is an antibiotic ointment used for the treatment of canine bacterial infections of the skin. These skin infections can include superficial pyoderma, caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus intermedius. Mupirocin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
How it Works:
Mupirocin is an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Mupirocin ointment should not be used for more than 30 days.
What is the most important information I should know about Mupirocin Ointment:
Mupirocin Ointment is FDA approved for treating topical infections in dogs caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Your pet's symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Avoid getting this medication in the pet's eyes, nose, or mouth. Mupirocin Ointment is available by prescription as 2% strength in a 22 gm tube. The usual dose of Mupirocin Ointment is to apply on the dog 2 times a day.
What is Mupirocin Ointment:
Mupirocin Ointment is an antibiotic medication used on dogs which treats bacterial infections such as pyoderma and abscesses. Mupirocin Ointment may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Mupirocin Ointment on my pet:
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had an allergic reaction to Mupirocin Ointment in the past. The safe use in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined.
How should this medication be used:
Use Mupirocin Ointment exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. Clean and dry the affected area first. Mupirocin Ointment is applied to the affected area 2 times a day. Apply a sufficient amount to completely cover the affected area. Treatment should not exceed 30 days. Avoid getting the medication in the pet's eyes, nose, or mouth. Store Mupirocin Ointment at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children
What happens if I miss a dose:
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose unless directed to by your veterinarian.
What happens if I overdose the pet:
An overdose of Mupirocin Ointment is unlikely to occur. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
What should I avoid while applying Mupirocin Ointment:
Because of the potential hazard of nephrotoxicity due to the polyethylene glycol content of the product base, care should be exercised when using this product in treating extensive deep lesions where absorption of large quantities of polyethylene glycol is possible.
What are the possible side effects of Mupirocin Ointment:
Side effects are rare. If a skin reaction such as irritation should occur, treatment should be stopped and your veterinarian should be contacted. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
What other drugs will affect Mupirocin Ointment:
Avoid applying other topical medications at the same time unless told to by the veterinarian. Other topical medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of Mupirocin Ointment.