Bactroban Ointment Side Effects
Please note - some side effects for Bactroban Ointment may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: compounding powder; nasal ointment w/applicator; topical cream; topical kit; topical ointment
Local adverse effects may be associated with mupirocin application. Mupirocin ointment or cream may commonly cause itching, pain, stinging, and burning. Local effects from the nasal formulation have included epistaxis, rhinitis, taste perversion, pharyngitis, burning, and cough.
Mupirocin ointment in a polyethylene glycol base has previously (prior to the release of a nasal formulation) been used intranasally. Common side effects associated with such use, which may be related to the polyethylene glycol, include nasal congestion, dryness, burning or irritation and unpleasant taste.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea (1.1%), abdominal pain (<1%), and diarrhea (<1%). Dry mouth has been reported with mupirocin nasal (<1%).
Hypersensitivity reactions have infrequently included allergic contact dermatitis.
Nervous system side effects associated with intranasal mupirocin have included headache (9%). Dizziness has been reported with mupirocin ointment (<1%).
Ocular side effects associated with mupirocin nasal ointment have included blepharitis (<1%).
Dermatologic side effects associated with mupirocin ointment or cream have included pain and bleeding secondary to eczema, cellulitis, dermatitis, increased exudate, secondary wound infection, hives, and rash.Top
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