Mupirocin Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition does not begin to improve within 3 to 5 days.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Burning, stinging, or pain on the application site
Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
cracked, dry, scaly skin
pain, swelling, tenderness, warmth on the skin
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach tenderness
difficulty with swallowing
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness of the skin
severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.