Mupirocin is an antibacterial topical cream that is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin. Mupirocin works by stopping and killing the growth of bacteria.This drug is not effective for long-term use because the bacteria tends to develop resistance to it.
Mupirocin is a drug used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Mupirocin does not kill bacteria at low concentrations but reduces their growth. To kill bacteria, Mupirocin needs to be administered in high concentrations. It is most effective against skin infections and has been shown to fight against MRSA.
Mupirocin can be administered by two routes: topically and nasally. The nasal formulation tends to be used in hospital settings when severe staphylococci infections spread around infected wards. Mupirocin works by disrupting protein synthesis - a process that hinders the replication, and ultimately survival of bacterial cells.
Common side effects with mupirocin include taste disturbances, headache, runny nose, ear pain, and sore throat.