Mupirocin nasal ointment is used to treat or prevent infections in the nose due to certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. This medicine works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking mupirocin topical:
Burning, stinging, or pain on the application site
Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
cracked, dry, scaly skin
pain, swelling, tenderness, warmth on the skin
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
Incidence not known:
Abdominal or stomach tenderness
difficulty with swallowing
hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness of the skin
severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
Some of the side effects that can occur with mupirocin topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
(mupirocin calcium) cream
Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.