Mupirocin is an antibiotic which is used to treat impetigo and other types of skin conditions which are caused by bacteria. This type of medication is not effective against viral or fungal infections.
This type of medication comes in the form of a cream which is applied to the affected area. It is usually applied three times a day for about 1-2 weeks. Always follow the directions provided on the prescription label.
Common side effects associated with Mupirocin include a mild burning or stinging sensation upon application. This type of medication may also cause a rash or mild itching in the area of application. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor for assistance.
Occasionally, Mupirocin may be prescribed for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.