mupirocin - nasal ointment, Bactroban Nasal

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GENERIC NAME: MUPIROCIN - NASAL OINTMENT (myou-PEER-oh-sin)

BRAND NAME(S): Bactroban Nasal

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: Mupirocin is used to temporarily get rid of certain nasal bacteria as part of an infection control program. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria.

HOW TO USE: Apply half of the tube's contents to one nostril and the other half to the other nostril, usually in the morning and evening, or as directed by your doctor. Then gently squeeze your nostrils together and release. Repeat this for about 1 minute to spread the ointment. Throw away the tube after applying to both nostrils.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Continue to use it for the full amount of time prescribed. Stopping this medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow.Avoid contact with your eyes.The manufacturer recommends not to use this medication with any other nasal products.

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.

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