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BACTROBAN NASAL
Skin infections (topicals)
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Drug Name:

BACTROBAN NASAL Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Mupirocin (as calcium) 2%; oint.

Company:
GlaxoSmithKline

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for BACTROBAN NASAL:

Eradication of nasal colonization of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in adult patients and healthcare workers in certain institutional settings during outbreaks of infections with MRSA (see literature).

Adult:

Apply approximately 0.25g to inside of each nostril twice daily for 5 days. Spread ointment by repeatedly closing and releasing the nostrils for 1 minute after application.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid eyes. Nasal use in high-risk patients: see full labeling regarding autoinfection. Discontinue if sensitization or severe local irritation occurs. Prolonged use may result in superinfection. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Nasal: avoid other concomitant nasal products.

See Also:

BACTROBAN

BACTROBAN CREAM

Pharmacological Class:

Antibacterial.

Adverse Reactions:

Topical: burning, stinging, pain, itching. Nasal: headache, rhinitis, respiratory disorder, pharyngitis, taste perversion, burning/stinging, cough, pruritus; severe allergic reactions, C. difficile-associated diarrhea.

How Supplied:

Oint—22g; Crm—15g, 30g; Nasal (single-use) (1g)—10

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