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Bactroban Nasal

Bactroban Nasal Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Bactroban Nasal (mupirocin calcium) Ointment, 2% is used to prevent severe staph infections in patients and healthcare workers who may be at risk of infection during an outbreak within a hospital or other healthcare setting. It is an antibiotic. Common side effects include headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, bad taste in the mouth, burning/stinging of the nose, or cough.

The dose of Bactroban Nasal for adults (12 years of age and older) is approximately one-half of the ointment from the single-use tube applied into 1 nostril and the other half into the other nostril twice daily (morning and evening) for 5 days, as directed. Bactroban Nasal may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Bactroban Nasal should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding

Our Bactroban Nasal (mupirocin calcium) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Bactroban Nasal in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using mupirocin nasal and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • nosebleed; or
  • severe burning or stinging of your nose.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dryness or unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • headache;
  • ear pain;
  • runny or stuffy nose;
  • nausea, diarrhea;
  • itching, mild skin rash;
  • cough; or
  • sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Bactroban Nasal (Mupirocin Calcium Ointment) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Bactroban Nasal Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, bad taste in the mouth, burning/stinging of the nose, or cough may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Seek immediate medical attention if a rash or severe itching occurs.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new infection (e.g., fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice signs of a new infection.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Bactroban Nasal (Mupirocin Calcium Ointment)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Bactroban Nasal FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Clinical Trials: In clinical trials, 210 domestic and 2,130 foreign adult subjects/patients received BACTROBAN NASAL (mupirocin calcium ointment) ointment. Less than 1% of domestic or foreign subjects and patients in clinical trials were withdrawn due to adverse events.

The most frequently reported adverse events in foreign clinical trials were as follows: rhinitis (1.0%), taste perversion (0.8%), pharyngitis (0.5%).

In domestic clinical trials, 17% (36/210) of adults treated with BACTROBAN NASAL ointment reported adverse events thought to be at least possibly drug-related. The incidence of adverse events that were reported in at least 1% of adults enrolled in domestic clinical trials were as follows:

ADVERSE EVENTS ( ≥ 1% INCIDENCE)-ADULTS IN US TRIALS

  % of Subjects/Patients Experiencing Event
BACTROBAN NASAL (mupirocin calcium ointment)
(n=210)
Headache 9%
Rhinitis 6%
Respiratory disorder, including upper respiratory tract congestion 5%
Pharyngitis 4%
Taste perversion 3%
Burning/stinging 2%
Cough 2%
Pruritus 1%

The following events thought possibly drug-related were reported in less than 1% of adults enrolled in domestic clinical trials: Blepharitis, diarrhea, dry mouth, ear pain, epistaxis, nausea, and rash.

All adequate and well-controlled clinical trials have been performed using BACTROBAN NASAL (mupirocin calcium ointment) ointment, 2% in 1 arm and the vehicle ointment in the other arm of the study. No adequate and well-controlled safety data are available from direct, head-to-head comparative studies of this product and other products for this indication.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Bactroban Nasal (Mupirocin Calcium Ointment) »

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