Mupirocin is FDA-approved to treat bacterial skin infections in dogs, and may also be prescribed to other animal species in certain situations. Usually applied to the skin twice daily, it should not be administered close to your pet’s eyes, and it’s important to prevent her from licking or grooming the area for at least 20 to 30 minutes after application. Talk to your veterinarian for more information on how to apply mupirocin and whether it’s right for your pet.
Mupirocin is FDA-approved for treating infections in dogs (eg, superficial pyoderma, fold pyoderma, interdigital cysts, draining tracts, acne, pressure point pyodermas) caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus or Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, including beta-lactamase producing and methicillin-resistant strains. It may also be of use in other species and conditions (eg, feline acne, equine pyoderma, interdigital abscesses, pressure point pyodermas).
Possible Side Effects
Mupirocin appears to be very well tolerated; contact reactions (eg, pain, erythema, itching) are possible but thought to occur rarely.
Drug & Food Interactions
Mupirocin is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitive reactions to it or other ointments containing polyethylene glycol. Because the ointment has a polyethylene glycol base, the manufacturer warns that nephrotoxicity may potentially develop if used on extensive deep lesions.
Eye Irritation: Avoid contact with eyes.
Local Irritation: Discontinue in the event of sensitization or severe local irritation.
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