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Important Info on Mupirocin

Dosing Information

The dose of mupirocin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the particular product that is used. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Mupirocin Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Mupirocin is unlikely to interact with other medicines (see Mupirocin Drug Interactions).

What If I Take an Overdose of Mupirocin?

It is unclear what exactly to expect from an overdose with this medication, although information from clinical studies suggests that an overdose is unlikely to be particularly dangerous. If you happen to use too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Mupirocin Overdose to learn more.)

How Should Mupirocin Be Stored?

Most mupirocin products should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

As with all antibiotics, it is important to avoid missing doses. If you do miss a dose, simply take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Who Makes Mupirocin?

Brand-name mupirocin products, sold under the name Bactroban, are made by GlaxoSmithKline. Generic mupirocin ointment is made by various companies.
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