Were you looking for information on Mupirocin? Mupirosin is a common misspelling of mupirocin.
The prescription drug mupirocin (Bactroban®) is effective against a wide range of bacterial infections, most notably impetigo and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, it is not effective against all types of bacteria, and its effectiveness can be diminished in certain regions.
This medication comes in three different forms: a skin ointment, a skin cream, and a nasal ointment. Depending on the form used, mupirocin is applied two or three times a day. To help prevent bacterial resistance, it is important to follow your healthcare provider's dosing guidelines carefully. Do not end treatment too soon or take the drug longer than your healthcare provider recommends.
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