Brand Names : Bactroban, pseudomonic acid, pseudomonic acid A
Mupirocin (myoo-PEER-oh-sin) is used to treat bacterial
infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.
Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also
be used for other bacterial skin infections as determined by your doctor.
Mupirocin cream is applied to the skin to treat secondarily infected traumatic
Mupirocin is available in the U.S. only with your doctor's prescription.
It is available in Canada without a prescription; however, your doctor may
have special instructions on the proper use of this medicine for your medical
problem. Mupirocin is available in the following dosage form:
Ointment (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Other commonly used names are pseudomonic
and pseudomonic acid A