Mupirocin vs Neosporin

Mupirocin
(Rx)
Neosporin
(OTC)
Mupirocin is a skin medication.
Neosporin is a skin medication and an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Eczema
3.2
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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November 7, 2003
July 3, 1968
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
5,093 Discussions
70,886 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Folliculitis
#2 for Impetigo
#4 for Skin Problems
#5 for Eczema
#6 for Dermatitis
Our data suggest that Mupirocin is taken for Folliculitis, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for Impetigo.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for Acne
#3 for Itching
#4 for Wounds
#5 for Rash
#6 for Eczema
Neosporin is approved for Infection, Acne, Itching, Wounds and Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mup
Diabetes
5
Fever
3
Trauma
3
Molluscum
2
Swollen Lymph Nodes
2
Sinus Infections
2
Depression
1
Shingles
1
Candida
1
Numbness
1
Neo
Nose Bleeds
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Hyperpigmentation
1
Dry Lips
1
Sneezing
1
Shingles
1
Blood Clots
1
Burps
1
Hemorrhoids
1
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Mupirocin
Mup
Neosporin
Neo
Diabetes
Mup
Neo
5
0
Fever
Mup
Neo
3
0
Trauma
Mup
Neo
3
0
Molluscum
Mup
Neo
2
0
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Mup
Neo
2
0
Sinus Infections
Mup
Neo
2
0
Depression
Mup
Neo
1
0
Shingles
Mup
Neo
1
1
Candida
Mup
Neo
1
0
Numbness
Mup
Neo
1
0
Nose Bleeds
Neo
Mup
1
0
Weight Gain
Neo
Mup
1
0
Weight Loss
Neo
Mup
1
0
Hyperpigmentation
Neo
Mup
1
0
Dry Lips
Neo
Mup
1
0
Sneezing
Neo
Mup
1
0
Shingles
Neo
Mup
1
1
Blood Clots
Neo
Mup
1
0
Burps
Neo
Mup
1
0
Hemorrhoids
Neo
Mup
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Mupirocin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Neosporin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Mupirocin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Ointment
Eye Ointment, Ointment
Dosages
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Ointment: 2%
Ointment: 3.5mg-400 unit- 5,000 unit/gram, 3.5 mg-400 unit-5000 unit, 3.5 mg-400 unit-10000 unit/g
Packet: , 3.5 mg-400 unit-5000 unit/g
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Mupirocin
Neomycin Sulfate/Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B, Neomycin Sulfate/Bacitracin/Polymyxin B, Benzalkonium Chloride, Neomycin Sulfate/Polymyxin B Sulfate/Gramicidin D, Neomycin Sulfate/Polymyxin B Sulfate, Skin cleanser combination no.29, Hydrocortisone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mupirocin and Neosporin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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