Mupirocin Ointment is a dermatological antibiotic that has been used to treat infections in dogs that are caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus or Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.
Mupirocin helps treat infections such as superficial pyoderma, fold pyoderma, interdigital cysts/draining tracts, acne, pressure point pyodermas as well as beta-lactamase producing and methicillin-resistant strains. It may also be of use in other species and conditions such as feline acne, equine pyoderma, superficial pyoderma, interdigital abscesses, and pressure point pyodermas. It also shows activity against other gram-positive pathogens, including strains of Corynebacterium, Clostridium, Proteus and Actinomyces.
Mupirocin acts by preventing bacterial protein synthesis. While bacterial resistance is rare, it is thought that resistance occurs more frequently when mupirocin is used over a prolonged period and over larger areas of skin. Therefore, it is recommended to use mupirocin for a short time on small localized areas.
Pseudomonas infections are particularly resistant to mupirocin.
Mupirocin is not suitable for the treatment of burns.
Mupirocin is not significantly absorbed through the skin into the blood stream, but does penetrate into deep skin infections.
For use with dogs, cats and horses.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
Our pharmacy hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. CST.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Mupirocin should not be used in patients with a history of reactions to it or other ointments containing polyethylene glycol. Because the ointment has a polyethylene glycol base, the manufacturer warns that kidney damage may potentially develop if used on extensive deep lesions.
Mupirocin appears to be very well tolerated. Reactions such as pain, reddening of the skin and itching are possible, but rarely occur. Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms (superinfection) is also possible with prolonged use. Anecdotally, very rare kidney toxicity has been reported.
Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
This information may not cover all possible uses, directions side effects, precautions, allergic reactions, drug interactions, or withdrawal times. Always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.
Active Ingredient: Pseudomonic Acid A
Other Ingredients: Polyethylene glycol base