Drug Information for MUPIROCIN OINTMENT USP, 2% (E. FOUGERA & CO.): DESCRIPTION

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  • Each gram of mupirocin ointment USP, 2% contains 20 mg mupirocin in a bland water miscible ointment base (polyethylene glycol ointment, N.F.) consisting of polyethylene glycol 400 and polyethylene glycol 3350.

    Mupirocin is a naturally occurring antibiotic. The chemical name is (E)-(2S,3R,4R,5S)-5-[(2S,3S,4S,5S)-2,3-Epoxy-5-hydroxy-4-methylhexyl]tetrahydro-3,4-dihydroxy-β-methyl-2H-pyran-2-crotonic acid,ester with 9-hydroxynonanoic acid.

    The molecular formula of mupirocin is C26H44O9 and the molecular weight is 500.63. The chemical structure is:

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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