Bactroban Nasal Ointment 2pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Bactroban: Nasal ointment (2%)

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Bactroban 2% Nasal Ointment

What is this Medicine?

MUPIROCIN CALCIUM (myoo PEER oh sin KAL see um) is an antibiotic. It is used inside the nose to treat infections that are caused by certain bacteria. This helps prevent the spread of infection to patients and health care workers during outbreaks at institutions.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Bactroban: Nasal ointment(2%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Bactroban 2% Nasal Ointment

NDC: 000291526
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bacterial Colonization Eradication

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bacterial Infection Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Do not refrigerate
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Bactroban 2% Nasal Ointment

Reported Side Effects for Bactroban 2% Nasal Ointment

Upset Stomach Incidence:
<4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Irritation Incidence:
<3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ear Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.7-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nasal Irritation Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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