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Indications

Skinobac ointment is indicated for the topical treatment of impetigo (skin diseases) due to Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. It is also indicated in folliculitis, furunculosis.

Pharmacology

Mupirocin is a naturally occurring antibiotic. It is an antibacterial agent produced by fermentation using the organism Pseudomonas fluorescens. It is active against a wide range of bacteria those responsible for the majority of skin infections, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) other staphylococci and streptococci. It is also active against certain gram-negative pathogens, like Escherichia coli and Haemophilus influenzae. Mupirocin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by reversibly and specially binding to bacterial isoleucyl transfer-RNA synthetase. Due to this unique mode of action, Mupirocin demonstrates no in vitro cross-resistance with other classes of antimicrobial agents. Mupirocin is bactericidal at concentrations achieved by topical administration. However, the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) against relevant pathogens is generally eight-fold to thirty-fold higher than the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC).

Mupirocin is a naturally occurring antibiotic. This antibacterial agent is produced by fermentation using the organism Pseudomonas fluorescens. It is active against a wide range of bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus including methicillin-resistant strains and Streptococcus pyogenes) those responsible for the majority of skin infections. It is also active against gram-negative pathogens, such as Escherichia coli and Haemophilus influenzae. Mupirocin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by reversibly and specifically binding to bacterial isoleucyl transfer-RNA synthetase.

Dosage & Administration

A small amount of Bactropen ointment should be applied to the affected area 3 times daily for up to 10 days. The safety and effectiveness of Mupirocin ointment have been established in the age range of 2 months to 16 years.

Pediatric Use: The safety and effectiveness of Mupirocin have been established in the age range of 2 months to 16 years. Use of the ointment in these age groups is supported by evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies of Mupirocin in impetigo in pediatric patients.

Interaction

No drug interaction has been identified with Skinobac ointment.

Contraindications

The drug is contraindicated in individuals with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to Mupirocin or any of the components of the preparation.

Side Effects

Reported side effects are burning, stinging or pain, itching and some patient may be suffered rash, nausea, erythema, dry skin, tenderness, swelling, contact dermatitis and increased exudate.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Reproduction studies on Mupirocin ointment in animals have revealed no evidence of harm to the foetus. As there is no clinical experience on it’s use during pregnancy, Mupirocin ointment should only be used in pregnancy when the potential benefits outweigh the possible risks of treatment. It is unknown whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Mupirocin ointment is administered to a nursing woman.

Precautions & Warnings

Skinobac ointment is not for ophthalmic or intra-nasal use. As with other antibacterial products, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. When Skinobac is used on the face care should be taken to avoid the eyes. This is not suitable in conjunction with cannulae and at the site of central venous cannulation. In the event of a sensitization or severe local irritation from Skinobac ointment, usage should be discontinued and appropriate alternative therapy for the infection instituted. Mixing of Skinobac ointment with other preparations causes risk of dilution, resulting in a reduction of the antibacterial activity and potential loss of stability of the Skinobac in the ointment.

Overdose Effects

There is currently limited data with overdose of Skinobac ointment. In the event of overdose, the patient should be treated supportively with appropriate monitoring as necessary.

Therapeutic Class

Topical Antibiotic preparations

Storage Conditions

Keep below 25° C temperature, protected from light and moisture. Do not keep in freeze. Keep out of the reach of children.