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What is Mupirocin Ointment?

Mupirocin is an antibiotic ointment used for the treatment of canine bacterial infections of the skin. These skin infections can include superficial pyoderma, caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus intermedius. Mupirocin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.



  • Helps to treat skin infections
  • Inhibits the growth of bacteria on the skin
How it Works:

Mupirocin is an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.


Mupirocin ointment should not be used for more than 30 days.

Brand Name:

Bactroban, Centany, Bactoderm

Generic Name:

mupirocin ointment

What is the most important information I should know about Mupirocin Ointment:

Mupirocin Ointment is FDA approved for treating topical infections in dogs caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Your pet's symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Avoid getting this medication in the pet's eyes, nose, or mouth. Mupirocin Ointment is available by prescription as 2% strength in a 22 gm tube. The usual dose of Mupirocin Ointment is to apply on the dog 2 times a day.

What is Mupirocin Ointment:

Mupirocin Ointment is an antibiotic medication used on dogs which treats bacterial infections such as pyoderma and abscesses. Mupirocin Ointment may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Mupirocin Ointment on my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had an allergic reaction to Mupirocin Ointment in the past. The safe use in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined.

How should this medication be used:

Use Mupirocin Ointment exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. Clean and dry the affected area first. Mupirocin Ointment is applied to the affected area 2 times a day. Apply a sufficient amount to completely cover the affected area. Treatment should not exceed 30 days. Avoid getting the medication in the pet's eyes, nose, or mouth. Store Mupirocin Ointment at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children

What happens if I miss a dose:

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose unless directed to by your veterinarian.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

An overdose of Mupirocin Ointment is unlikely to occur. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while applying Mupirocin Ointment:

Because of the potential hazard of nephrotoxicity due to the polyethylene glycol content of the product base, care should be exercised when using this product in treating extensive deep lesions where absorption of large quantities of polyethylene glycol is possible.

What are the possible side effects of Mupirocin Ointment:

Side effects are rare. If a skin reaction such as irritation should occur, treatment should be stopped and your veterinarian should be contacted. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Mupirocin Ointment:

Avoid applying other topical medications at the same time unless told to by the veterinarian. Other topical medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of Mupirocin Ointment.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Mupirocin Ointment for health professionals that you may read. Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How to Use
  • Apply Mupirocin to the affected area two times a day. Do not use on cats.

Avoid getting this medication in the pet's eyes, nose, or mouth. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

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Apply to the affected area 2 times a day.
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Store this product at room temperature.

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Customer Reviews
Mupirocin Ointment is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from most amazing product my son/dog was diagnosed myelopathy his back paws would drag and bleed mupirocin is like neosporin times a 100 strength i swear his scraps healed in two days its the most amazing product. my daughter had a few dry spots on her back and she was losing her hair i rubbed little on for 4 days her hair started growing back i highly recommend this product
Date published: 2013-12-20
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Can I use mupirocin ointment on the top of my dog's nose?

Details of this product indicate that it should not be used in the eyes, nose or mouth. My dog has been diagnosed with nasal hyperkeratosis and I have been given this product to put on his nose 2 x day for 2 weeks. I know he will rub his nose with his paws and try to get it off and probably get it into his mouth. Will this harm him?
Asked by: Juancolli
There is a drug specifically made for this purpose called Bactroban Nasal [mupirocin calcium ointment] that is recommended due to the efficacy and safety of application to the nasal area. Mupirocin ointment contains polyethylene glycol which can be very harmful when applied to the mucous membranes because of its system absorbstion.
Answered by: Nickklotz
Date published: 2016-04-24

can this be used 3x a day? That is whst was prescribed but i see on various websites to apply 2x/day on dogs

Asked by: ptlady
The dose and frequency will be determined by your veterinarian.
Answered by: Stephanie Duesler, Pharm. D, MBA
Date published: 2015-03-26

What should i do if it does get in my dogs eye?

He has an infection just be low his eye. I was very careful to avoid his eye, but I guess he could have rubbed it into it. What should I do?
Asked by: Loulou
Please contact your veterinarian if the product gets into your dogs eye. The ointment is not chemically balanced to be used in the eyes and can be irritating. You may try to flush out the ointment with a saline only eye wash which can be found at your local drug store. Please do not use any eye drops or eye solutions that are for contact lenses.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-06

Is it dangerous if my dog has licked off the ointment from his leg?

Asked by: Milo
Ingesting a small amount of ointment is not harmful. Consult your veterinarian for additional concerns.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2013-08-22

can i use mupirocin for my dogs anal area?

Asked by: koko
Mupriocin is used to treat skin infections however consult your veterinarian for the most appropriate treatment.
Answered by: Cheryl-Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-08-07

Can I also apply frontline plus to my dog

Asked by: jeanmarie
Please consult with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-04-02

can mupirocin be used on a cat?

on a raw backside of a cat
Asked by: RA
While this medication is most often used on dogs, it can be used on cats, according to the literature, to treat feline acne.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2012-02-16

Can this medicine cause diahrea?

I am putting this on my 11 month old Weimaraner, for 4 days now and she has very loose, runny stool for 3 days since...was wondering if anyone else experienced this Mupirocin ointment
Asked by: Patti
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