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Mupirocin Topical Alcohol Interaction

Mupirocin Topical Alcohol

Mupirocin topical is an antibiotic which contains mupirocin and is used to prevent bacterial growth on your skin such as impetigo. It may also be used for other purposes.

Discuss the drinking of alcohol with your physician while using this drug.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

Do not use this drug if you have ever had an allergic reaction or if it is large wound that would allow too great an absorption and then may cause kidney damage.

It is reported that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby but this should be discussed with your physician.

Improvements should be noticeable in 3 to 5 days but continue to use until the prescription is finished.

After applying the drug carefully wash your hands to ensure there is none transferred to your eyes or mouth.

Side Effects

Serious side effects are unusual blistering, itching, redness , peeling, dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs stop taking the drug immediately and consult with your doctor.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of agvice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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