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Bactroban Nasal




Bactroban Nasal Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 12/19/2015

Bactroban Nasal (mupirocin calcium) Ointment, 2% is an antibiotic 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. Common side effects of Bactroban Nasal include headache, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, dryness or bad taste in the mouth, burning/stinging of the nose, cough, ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, itching, or skin rash.

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?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

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.

A small amount of this medication may be absorbed into your bloodstream and may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur while receiving treatment or even weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in your stool.

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.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

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

The following adverse reactions are discussed in more detail in other sections of the labeling:

  • Systemic allergic reactions [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Eye irritation [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Local irritation [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]

Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared with rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

In clinical trials, 210 domestic (US) and 2,130 foreign adult subjects received BACTROBAN nasal ointment. Less than 1% of domestic or foreign subjects in clinical trials were withdrawn due to adverse reactions.

The most frequently reported adverse reactions in foreign clinical trials were rhinitis (1%), taste perversion (0.8%), and pharyngitis (0.5%).

In domestic clinical trials, 17% (36 of 210) of adults treated with BACTROBAN nasal ointment reported adverse reactions thought to be at least possibly drug related. Table 1 shows the incidence of adverse reactions that were reported in at least 1% of adults enrolled in clinical trials conducted in the US.

Table 1: Adverse Reactions ( ≥ 1% Incidence) - Adults in US Trials

Adverse Reactions % of Subjects Experiencing Reactions BACTROBAN Nasal 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 adverse reactions 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.

Postmarketing Experience

In addition to adverse reactions reported from clinical trials, the following reactions have been identified during postmarketing use of BACTROBAN nasal ointment. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. These reactions have been chosen for inclusion due to a combination of their seriousness, frequency of reporting, or potential causal relationship to BACTROBAN nasal ointment.

Immune System Disorders

Systemic allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, urticaria, angioedema, and generalized rash [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

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

Bactroban Nasal - User Reviews

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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