Mupimet Ointment 5 Gm
Metronidazole is used to treat bacterial and parasitic infections of the vagina, respiratory tract, joints, stomach, and skin. It also used to treat symptoms of rosacea such as enlarged facial blood vessels, papules, pustules, and swelling. Mupirocin is used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections, wounds, impetigo and other skin conditions.
How does the drug work?
Metronidazole belongs to the class nitroimidazole. Metronidazole is a prodrug which reduces from its unionized form to the ionized active form. This reduced metronidazole covalently binds to the DNA of the bacterial cells and disrupts its helical structure, which in turn inhibits bacterial nucleic acid synthesis and kills the bacterial cell. Mupirocin belongs to the class antibiotics. Mupirocin acts by inhibiting the protein, DNA and cell wall synthesis in the bacteria. It acts by either stopping the bacterial growth or killing the bacteria, thereby, treating the infection.
What are the common side effect?
The common reported side effects of metronidazole are agitation, back pain, blindness, blurred vision, confusion, convulsions, depression, skin redness, skin irritation, hives, and itching. The common side effects of mupirocin include irritation and redness at the site of application, burning sensation, rash, and itching.
• Do not skip the doses as skipping of doses may increase the risk of further infection.
• Mupimet can pass into the breast milk, so breastfeeding women should avoid taking the drug.
• Mupimet is available in different dosage forms such as Mupimet ointment, lotion, cream, and liquid.
• Avoid direct contact of Mupimet with eyes. In the case of accidental direct contact, wash the eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
• Patients allergic to Mupimet or any of its ingredients should avoid using the ointment.
1. Is metronidazole effective for yeast infections? No, metronidazole treats only bacterial and parasitic infections.
2. Does metronidazole treat common cold and flu? No, metronidazole does not treat cold and flu.
3. Can I consume alcohol while on metronidazole? No, avoid consuming alcohol at least up to 3 days after taking metronidazole.
4. I am experiencing fast heartbeats while taking metronidazole tablet. Can I stop using it? Fast and irregular heartbeats are common side effects of metronidazole. Report to the doctor if the side effects worsen.
5. I have had epilepsy. Can I take metronidazole tablet? Consult your doctor before taking the drug. Mupirocin
1. Is mupirocin used to treat (acne) pimples? No, mupirocin is not used for the treatment of acne.
2. Is mupirocin used to treat diaper rash? Mupirocin is an antibiotic, and therefore, useful only when the rash gets infected with bacteria.
3. Is mupirocin prescribed to stop itching? Mupirocin is prescribed to treat the infection, which thereby relieves itching caused due to infection. But it is not prescribed to treat itching.
4. Is mupirocin ointment used to treat ringworm? No, ringworm is caused due to fungal infections. Mupirocin ointment is active against bacterial infections only.
5. Can I use mupirocin for eczema? No, but it can treat eczema in the case of infection.