Mupirocin (Nasal)

Description

Mupirocin (Nasal) is an antibiotic that is used to kill a group of bacteria found in nasal passages and for the elimination of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mupirocin (Nasal)

  • Swelling of the face or mouth
  • Itchy rash
  • Difficulty in breathing

Uses of Mupirocin (Nasal)

What is it prescribed for?

  • Nasal Carriage of staphylococcus aureus infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken that the infant's skin does not come in contact with the medicine and that the infant does not swallow the medicine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mupirocin or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken that the infant's skin does not come in contact with the medicine and that the infant does not swallow the medicine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Eye irritation

Ensure that the medicine does not come in contact with your eyes. This medicine may cause severe eye irritation. In the case of accidental contact, the eyes should be rinsed with water immediately and thoroughly.

Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

Local irritation

This medicine may cause severe local irritation. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established

Intranasal use only

This medicine is intended for intranasal use only. Avoid contact with the eyes or open wounds.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Report any adverse effects to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the protein synthesis of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical nasal antibiotics, Nasal preparations

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 25 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1155.pdf

Bactroban Nasal (mupirocin calcium ointment, 2%) for intranasal use only -GSKSource [Internet]. Gsksource.com. 2019 [cited 25 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.gsksource.com/bactroban_nasal

Mupirocin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00410

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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Oct 2019

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