Mupirocin (Generic) Ointment 2%, 22-gm tube

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Description

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.

Uses

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.

Precautions

Eye Irritation: Avoid contact with eyes. Local Irritation: Discontinue in the event of sensitization or severe local irritation.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    205218
  • Generic Name
    Mupirocin
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Bactroban, Muricin
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Topical
  • Product Form
    Ointment
  • Health Condition
    Skin Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Mupirocin. Inactive Ingredients: Polyethylene glycol 400 and polyethylene glycol 3350

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Consult with your veterinarian on recommended dosage

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperature between 68 to 77 F

FAQ

How is this medication useful?

The FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) has approved this drug for use in dogs for treating bacterial infections on the skin. The FDA allows veterinarians to prescribe and use products containing this drug in different species or for other conditions in certain situations. You and your veterinarian can discuss why this drug is the most appropriate choice.

How long until I will know if this medication is working, and how long will the effects of this medication last?

This medication should start having effects within 1 to 2 hours; however, you may not see the effects of this medication outwardly. Your animal should begin feeling better within 1 to 2 days. The effects of this medication are short-lived, meaning they will stop working within 24 hours.

If my animal gets too much of this medication (an overdose), what should I do?

If you witness or suspect an overdose or accidental ingestion of the product, contact your veterinarian or an animal poison control center for further advice. Animal poison control centers open 24-hours a day include: Pet Poison HELPLINE (855-764-7661) and ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435); a consultation fee may be charged for these services.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    to soon....

    By baxter on Nov 9, 2020

    While the packaging of the med. that came, is different than what is shown for the product on-line, it seems to be the same formula. It has not been long enough to evaluate its effectiveness. If the infection is not impetigo, then to evaluate results would be inappropriate.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    By onthemountain on Sep 8, 2020

    This product was a great value. I have been going through tubes on my older dog with skin issues. Was happy to find that Chewy had this product!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Prices very reasonable

    By Hemi on Sep 4, 2020

    Chewy received my order & contacted my vet & filled my order in a reasonable time frame. I’ve been using Chewy for over a year. Excellent service .

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ointment for my cocker

    By HeatherL on Jul 23, 2020

    This clears up any yeasty crusty skin on my thyroid cocker. Doesn't take long at all to clear up, within a few days. Great stuff!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Mupirocin Ointment

    By Esther on Apr 23, 2020

    I am completely satisfied with this ointment. My dog breaks out in some sort of rash due to allergies and it turns into sores when he scratches it. The ointment stops the itching and completely dries it up. Thank you for this superior product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Stuff

    By Drummajor on Apr 1, 2020

    This is like a miracle cream! It cures our English Bulldog’s sores and folds in a day or so. Nothing works as well or as fast. It’s worth the effort to get our vet to get the Rx to Chewy.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Did not work for us

    By Reddog on Apr 17, 2020

    Dog had a reaction to medication after 2 applications and vet discontinued

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