Each gram of CENTANY (mupirocin ointment, 2%) contains 20 mg mupirocin in a soft white ointment base consisting of caprylic/capric/myristic/stearic triglyceride, castor oil, oleyl alcohol, and propylene glycol monostearate. 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 500.62. The chemical structure is:
Centany AT is a drug that is used by medical practitioners to treat certain skin infections. Skin infections treated include impetigo. This antibiotic basically works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria in the body. Centany AT belongs to a group of drugs known as Topical antibiotics. Patients should inform their physicians if they are allergic to any ingredient contained in Centany AT.