Is topical mupirocin safer and more effective than oral antibiotics for treating impetigo?
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Topical mupirocin is more effective than oral erythromycin and is as effective as several other oral antibiotics for treating impetigo. There is a lower total incidence of side effects, especially gastrointestinal effects, with topical mupirocin as compared to oral erythromycin. (SOR: A, based on a systematic review.) Current local resistance patterns are an important consideration when prescribing antibiotics for impetigo. (SOR: C, based on accepted guidelines.)
Evidence Based Practice 14(9): 14.