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MUPIROCIN 20MG/G OINTMENT

Active substance(s): MUPIROCIN

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Package Leaflet: Information for the user

20 mg/g ointment
mupirocin
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
using this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do
not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What MUPIROCIN ointment is and what it is used for
2. What do you need to know before you use MUPIROCIN
ointment
3. How to use MUPIROCIN ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store MUPIROCIN ointment
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What MUPIROCIN ointment is and what it is
used for
MUPIROCIN 20 mg/g ointment (called ‘MUPIROCIN
ointment’ in this leaflet) contains a medicine called
mupirocin.
MUPIROCIN ointment is an antibiotic ointment for external
use on your skin only.
It is used in adults, adolescents, children and infants aged
4 weeks and older:
• to treat infections on the skin such as

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- infected hair follicles which form pimples containing
pus (“folliculitis”),
- an infectious skin infection with blistering and
crusting (“impetigo”) or
- recurring boils (“furunculosis”).
• to kill various bacteria which cause other skin infections
including Staphylococci, Streptococci and E. coli.
This group includes MRSA (Methicillin Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus).

2. What you need to know before you use
MUPIROCIN ointment
Do not use MUPIROCIN ointment:
• if you are allergic to mupirocin or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6.).
• in your eyes, nose or around intravenous cannula (‘drip‘)
sites.
Do not use if the above applies to you. If you are not sure
do not use this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before using MUPIROCIN ointment.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using MUPIROCIN
ointment.
MUPIROCIN ointment can cause severe skin reactions or
allergies. See ‘Conditions to look out for’ in section 4.
Thrush (a yeast infection) may develop if MUPIROCIN
ointment is used for a long time. If this occurs, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Keep the ointment away from your eyes. If the ointment gets
into your eyes accidentally, wash them thoroughly with water.
Children
Do not use MUPIROCIN ointment in newborns under 4
weeks of age.

Other medicines and MUPIROCIN ointment
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor
for advice before taking this medicine.
If a cracked nipple is being treated, the ointment must be
thoroughly washed off prior to breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
MUPIROCIN ointment has no effects on the ability to drive
or use machines.
MUPIROCIN ointment contains polyethylene glycol
Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you:
• have kidney problems
• have large areas of open wounds or damaged skin to
be treated
MUPIROCIN ointment contains butylated
hydroxytoluene (E 321) and may cause local skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes
and mucous membranes.

3. How to use MUPIROCIN ointment
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using this medicine
Do not mix MUPIROCIN ointment with any other external
cream or ointment medicines on the infected area of your
skin as this may reduce the effectiveness of MUPIROCIN
ointment.
You usually apply MUPIROCIN ointment on your skin 2 to 3
times a day.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Conditions to look out for
Severe skin reactions or allergies
If you develop a severe skin reaction or an allergy:
• wash off the ointment
• stop using it and
• tell your doctor as soon as possible.
The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• Burning where the ointment is applied.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• Itching, redness, stinging and dryness on your skin in the
place where MUPIROCIN ointment is applied.
• Allergic rash, itching, redness or soreness of the skin can
also occur on other parts of your body.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• Swollen face and/or difficulty breathing. This may be
a sign of a serious allergic reaction that could require
emergency treatment.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store MUPIROCIN ointment
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 °C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated
on the tube and on the box after "EXP:". The expiry date refers

to the last day of that month.
Once opened store tube below 25 °C. After first opening
contents can be used up to 10 days.
Do not use MUPIROCIN ointment if it looks different to normal.
Do not throw away any medicine via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines
you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the
environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What MUPIROCIN ointment contains
• The active substance is mupirocin.
1 g of ointment contains 20 mg mupirocin.
• The other ingredients are polyethylene glycol 400 and
polyethylene glycol 3350 (with butylated hydroxytoluene
(E 321)).
What MUPIROCIN ointment looks like and contents of the pack
• MUPIROCIN ointment is a homogenous off-white ointment.
• MUPIROCIN ointment is available in 5 g or 15 g aluminium
tubes. Each tube comes in a carton. Cartons may be
bundled to receive packs of 2 x 5 g, 3 x 5 g or 2 x 15 g.
• Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
INFECTOPHARM Arzneimittel und Consilium GmbH
Von-Humboldt-Str. 1, 64646 Heppenheim, Germany
Distributor in the United Kingdom:
Intrapharm Laboratories Limited, The Courtyard Barns, Choke
Lane, Cookham Dean, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6PT
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member
States of the EEA under the following names:
Germany
INFECTOPYODERM 20 mg/g Salbe
United Kingdom MUPIROCIN 20 mg/g ointment
This leaflet was last revised in February 2016.

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1. Wash and dry your hands before you open the tube.
2. Apply ointment to the infected area of your skin.
3. You can cover the treated area with a plaster(s) or
suitable dressing(s), unless your doctor has told you to
leave it uncovered.
4. Replace the cap on the tube and wash your hands.
How long should you use MUPIROCIN ointment for?
Use MUPIROCIN ointment for as long as your doctor has told
you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. The
bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of
starting treatment.
Do not use for more than 10 days.
If your skin condition does not improve within 3 to 5 days, see
your doctor.
If you use more MUPIROCIN ointment than you should
• If you use more MUPIROCIN ointment than you should,
speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
• Remove excessive ointment with a clean wad of cotton
wool or gauze swab.
• If you swallow MUPIROCIN ointment, contact your doctor
immediately and indicate what and how much you have
swallowed.
If you forget to use MUPIROCIN ointment
• If you forget to apply MUPIROCIN ointment, apply it as
soon as you remember.
• If your next dose is due within an hour, skip the missed
dose.
• Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose.
If you stop using MUPIROCIN ointment
If you stop using MUPIROCIN ointment too early, not all the
bacteria may have been killed or they may continue to grow.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist when to stop using the ointment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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