How often do you put mupirocin in your nose?
Mupirocin nasal ointment kills germs (bacteria) in the nose. Use it two or three times a day for five days – apply the ointment into both nostrils. About mupirocin nasal ointment Mupirocin nasal ointment is used to kill bacteria which can live in your nose, and which can spread to other people when you breathe or sneeze.
What kind of ointment is mupirocin used for?
About mupirocin nasal ointment Type of medicine An antibacterial ointment Used for To kill germs (bacteria) in the nose (ad Also called Bactroban Nasal® Ointment Available as Nasal Ointment
Do you have to take mupirocin with other medications?
In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug. Mupirocin topical ointment may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to use it with other medications. Mupirocin topical ointment is used to treat impetigo. This is a skin infection caused by bacteria.
How often should I take mupirocin for Staphylococcus aureus?
Usual Adult Dose for Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus. Nasal ointment: Apply about one-half of the tube contents into 1 nostril and the other half into the other nostril twice a day (morning and evening). Duration of therapy: 5 days.
How long should you use mupirocin?
Mupirocin comes in an ointment that is applied to the skin. Mupirocin usually is applied three times a day for 1 to 2 weeks.
How should mupirocin ointment be applied?
How to use mupirocin nasal ointment Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside the pack. Wash your hands before you use the ointment. For mupirocin to work properly it should be applied regularly during the course of treatment.
Is mupirocin a penicillin medication?
Here’s a little hint. When you have the generic name and it does not include the word penicillin it won’t contain it. Mupirocin is in no way related to penicillin.
Is mupirocin nasal spray OTC?
Mupirocin is an antibiotic that treats or prevents infection caused by bacteria. Mupirocin nasal (for use in the nose) is used to treat bacteria in the nostrils of patients and healthcare workers during an outbreak of severe staph infection within a hospital or other medical setting.