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Bactroban Nasal Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What are the possible side effects of mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- How should I use mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What should I avoid while using mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- What other drugs will affect mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before using mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to mupirocin.
FDA pregnancy category B. Mupirocin nasal is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether mupirocin nasal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Mupirocin nasal should not be used in a child younger than 12 years old.
How should I use mupirocin nasal (Bactroban Nasal)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Mupirocin nasal ointment is packaged in single-use tubes. Use one half of the medicine from the tube in your left nostril, and use the other half in your right nostril. After placing the ointment into your nostrils, gently press your nostrils closed and then release them, repeating for about 1 minute to help spread the ointment inside your nose.
Each single-use tube of ointment is for one use only. Throw away after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it.
Mupirocin nasal is usually given for 5 days. To best protect you from infection, use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Mupirocin will not treat or prevent a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not refrigerate.
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