Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Bactroban
  2. Centany

Descriptions


Mupirocin is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.

Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also be used for other bacterial skin infections as determined by your doctor.

Mupirocin cream is applied to the skin to treat secondarily infected traumatic skin lesions.

Mupirocin is available in the U.S. only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Ointment
  • Cream