Were you looking for information on Mupirocin? Muperocin is a common misspelling of mupirocin.
Mupirocin (Bactroban®) is approved to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections; however, it is especially effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The drug is often given to healthcare workers or adults in institutionalized settings (like nursing homes) during an outbreak to help prevent the spread of MRSA bacteria.
The medicine works by inhibiting the synthesis of certain proteins. As a result, bacteria are not able to properly grow and multiply. However, mupirocin is not effective against all types of bacteria, and its effectiveness may be diminished in certain areas. To help prevent bacterial resistance, it is important to take any antibiotic, including mupirocin, for the exact amount of time your healthcare provider recommends.
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