What is muproban?

Muproban or mupirocin, is a minimally absorbed antibiotic fortopical use that can fight a wide variety of bacteria, which is responsible for synthesizing the protein of viruses that attack the skin. Can be used to deal withskin infections in children and adults

It should be noted that muprobanis not effective against fungal or viral infections. In some countries, it is over-the-counter, but it is recommended that it be used only under medical prescription, since the high consumption of muproban can cause severe side effects.

Note: Mupirocin is ideal for fightingthe bacteria Staphylococcus aureusandStreptococcus pyogenes, both of which are responsible for various skin infections.


Muprobanis an effective antibacterialagainst skin infections, being an excellent bactericide that has mupirocin as its active ingredient. Each gram of the ointmentcan have 20 mgof this component, and in addition to that it is mixed withmacrogol and polyethylene glycol.

Important: In an investigation of the Central University of Venezuela , medical students carried out a comparative study between two antibiotics, mupirocin and dexamethasone, resulting in that the patients who received the first drug had a more notable improvement. (1)

Presentations and dosage

Muproban can be found on the market as a 15G and 30G ointmenttag. There may be some variations in the presentations of the medication, this will depend on the pharmaceutical company that markets it.

Tip: It should be applied to the affected skin, and it is recommended that it be 3 times a day for 2 or 3 weeks. It is necessary to follow the indications of the medication or that of a specialist doctor.

Likewise, only the amount indicated will be appliedin a clean area and with a sterile gauze. Avoid placing on burns, unless directed by a physician.

The dose can be modified according to the age of the patienttag. If there are adults over 65 years of age with renal failure, it is necessary to avoid the application of muproban.

What is muproban indicated for?

Many times when suffering from a fungus on the skin or a skin infection, we do not know which are the correct antibiotics to use. It is also prescribed for the control of carriers ofStaphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae in the nasal passages.

Here are some of the diseases that can be treated with muproban:


Impetigo is a contagious infection , which occurs on the skin caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenestag. Your treatment with mupirocin will vary depending on the severity of the disease. Recovering from this pathology is quite simple, butrequires a prescription from a doctor.

Tip: It is recommended to apply muproban to the affected area every day for 6 to 10 daystag. In the same way, before applying this ointment, it is necessary to be sure of the diagnosis, since the incorrect use of said antibiotic can unleash other much more chronic skin diseases.

Some specialists recommend that before applying the treatment, the skin be moistened. Using lukewarm water,moist compresses can be placedon the sors. In this way, the scabs can be removed, so that the antibiotic can have a greater effect.


Treatment for folliculitis should only be recommended by a dermatologist. This is because this pathology has different stages of severity and must be treated individually.

Note: Muproban is commonly used to control the infectiontag. The ointment is applied to the affected areas. In case the infection is much higher, it is accompanied with oral antibiotic.


Skin eczema is a disease that requires early detection in order to have an effective treatment. It is recommended to keep the affected area moisturized with creams and ointments.

In case of suffering from eczematous dermatitis, The doctor may prescribe muproban as an antibioticto reduce the infection in the area and kill the bacteria. This is accompanied by creams to reduce itching and to nourish the skin.

Tip: It is recommended to apply muproban only in patients older than 2 years. An exception can only be made, if the doctor requests it. Excessive use of this medicine can cause thinning of the skin. You should also avoid exposure to sunlight while having the ointment.

atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease that causes breakouts and sors on the skin.It is frequently more common in pediatric patients, where the main symptom is skin lesions that worsen if adequate treatment is not received.

Important: A study carried out at the La Paz University Hospitalin Spain states that atopic dermatitis has different stages. Therefore, depending on the form of the disease, it will be the treatment that the patient receives.(two)

It is only at the milder stage that a topical such as muproban is recommendedtag. It can beapplied to broken skin 2 times a dayfor 5 to 10 days. If you do not see improvements, it is necessary to stop the treatment and go to a specialist doctor for a new diagnosis.

infected wounds

Muproban can be used to treat infected wounds. Although the use should be limited and only prescribed by a dermatologist, since ototoxicity,sensitivity and skin resistancecan occur .

Tip: Only in case of wounds with mild infections, it can be applied 3 times a day for 10 days. It is necessary to withdraw the muproban treatment when successful results are already seen.

muproban contraindications

The use of antibiotics can be detrimental for some patientstag. Muproban cancause mild side effects in some people, so it’s a good idea to apply a small amount of the medicine to the skin first to make sure it doesn’t cause any complications.

Next, we show you the contraindications of this drug, in order to be prevented:

Component Sensitivity

Many patients may experience irritation, allergies and skin ailmentsAfter applying muproban. For this reason, it is recommended to use it only if it is prescribed by a specialist.

Do not apply to eyes or nose

Contact of muproban with the mouth, nose and eyesshould be avoided, since this antibiotic when exposed to mucous membranes can cause lesions, itching and burning.

Tip: In case you require an antibiotic to eliminate bacteria in these areas, it is recommended to look for drugs manufactured to treat these areas.

Should not be applied to the genitals

Muproban should not be applied to areas such as the vagina, penis and anus, since they are sensitive areas that remain in a dark and humid environment, which can cause itching, burning, burns, and even fungus.

muproban side effects

Although muproban is an over-the-counter antibiotic in some countries, it can cause discomfort. For this reason, its use must be under medical supervision and in case of doubt, a dermatological evaluation should be sought.

Here are some of the most common side effects of this drug:

Burning and pain

itching and rash

Muproban is generally a well-tolerated topical antibiotic. However,some patients may experience skin sensitivity. They also start to experience a rash, tingling, itching, and tingling.


Key Findings

  • Muproban should only be used if your doctor prescribes it. Self-medication should be avoided.
  • It is recommended to Avoid its use in patients under 2 years of age.Unless, the dermatologist prescribes it. In this case, the specialist’s instructions must be strictly followed to avoid complications in the infant.
  • Do not expose to the sunAfter applying muproban.
  • Muproban treatmentshould not be prolonged for more than 2 weeks. If the antibiotic is not having the expected effect, you should go for a medical reevaluation.
  • It should be applied only in the affected areas, whether in sores, hives and rashes. Avoid applying to healthy skin.

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