Saphnix Medicure

Mupirocin 2% Cream



Mupirocin Cream

Mupirocin Cream prevents bacteria growth, kills existing bacteria on your skin and treats bacterial skin infections. You can use this cream on your affected skin area. You have to wash your hands properly before using this medication. This medication is also used for other purposes and for that you need to consult a pharmacist or medical specialist.

How To Use Mupirocin Cream?

Before using this medication on your skin-affected area you have to wash your hands properly as there is no dust on your hands. It is important to note that no other medication like sunscreen applied on the skin area where you are using Mupirocin 2% Cream. However, you need to use this medication under the supervision of your health specialist or doctor. 

Side Effects Of Mupirocin Cream

Since this medication doesn’t cause any side effects but in some patients some common side effects may occur that are mentioned below.

  • Headache 
  • Stinging, Burning or pain at the application site
  • Rash 
  • Nausea 

Some other side effects are 

  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Dizziness


  • If you have any disease related to the kidney thes use this medication under your doctor’s supervision. 
  • Tell your health specialist or doctor if you are suffering from large areas of burned or damaged skin.
  • If you have any problem related to the stomach or intestine such as colitis then its usage is determined by your doctor or health specialist. 
  • This medication should be taken after consulting with a doctor about your unusual or allergic reaction to mupirocin, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • Pregnant women must use this medication under their health specialist’s supervision. 
  • It can be used by breastfeeding mothers in their doctor’s supervision. 

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Mupirocin Cream

Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of Mupirocin 2% Cream for your proper understanding.


  • It can be used for children as young as 2 months old or 3 months old as directed by the doctor. 
  • Mupirocin 2% Cream can easily be used directly where the skin gets infected. 
  • It is generally well-tolerated medication, only a few people experience some of its side effects.
  • This medication is available at economical prices.


  • It is only available if prescribed by a health specialist or doctor.
  • You need to remember to use this medication three times a day if you want better results.
  • Mupirocin 2% Cream is not good for people having kidney problems as it may lead to serious harm. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the time duration to use Mupirocin 2% Cream?
Your doctor determines the duration of this medication. It takes approx 10 days to clear bacteria from your skin before starting the treatment. To use this medicine for more than 10 days is not recommended. If this medication does not show any side effects within 3-5 days, consult your doctor.

Can I apply Mupirocin 2% Cream on an open wound?
Before applying this medication on large wounds you have to consult for the same with your doctor as for large wounds this medication can cause some side-effects. 

Is Mupirocin Cream used for diaper rash?

Mupirocin Cream is an antibacterial medicine that will only help if the diaper rash is caused due to bacterial infection.

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