Were you looking for information on Mupirocin? Miprocin is a common misspelling of mupirocin.
Mupirocin (Bactroban®), which comes in three different forms, is approved for the treatment of many different bacterial infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and impetigo (a skin condition that primarily affects younger children). The medication is available as a skin ointment, a skin cream, and a nasal ointment. (The skin and nasal ointments cannot be used interchangeably.)
Most people have no problems when using mupirocin; however, adverse reactions are possible. Side effects can depend on the form that is used. The nasal ointment, for example, can cause headache and a stuffy or runny nose. The skin formulations can cause burning, itching, or rash. Serious side effects, such as signs of an allergic reaction, should be reported to a healthcare provider.
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