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Below are the general guidelines for dosing Mupirocin. Note that these dosages may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis for individual patients. Always follow your prescribing physician’s instructions for taking bactroban.

The following information comes from DailyMed, an FDA label information provider.

What if I miss a dose of Mupirocin?

According to Mayo Clinic, if you miss a dose of Mupirocin, take it as soon as you can, unless you are closer to the time of your next dose. Skip your dose if you are closer to your next dosing time.

What if I overdose on Mupirocin?

Seek medical attention immediately if you believe you used too much Mupirocin.

Dosage and Administration

A small amount of mupirocin ointment should be applied to the affected area 3 times daily. The area treated may be covered with a gauze dressing if desired. Patients not showing a clinical response within 3 to 5 days should be re-evaluated. Always follow your physicians instructions precisely.

How is Mupirocin supplied?

Mupirocin is supplied as a topical ointment. It typically comes in a tube with 22g of ointment.

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