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Bactroban Nasal Ointment Dosage

Generic name: MUPIROCIN CALCIUM 20mg in 1g
Dosage form: intranasal ointment
Drug class: Topical antibiotics

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 25, 2023.


Adults (aged 12 years and older): Approximately one-half of the ointment from the single-use tube should be applied into 1 nostril and the other half into the other nostril twice daily (morning and evening) for 5 days.

After application, the nostrils should be closed by pressing together and releasing the sides of the nose repetitively for approximately 1 minute. This will spread the ointment throughout the nares.

The single-use 1.0-gram tube will deliver a total of approximately 0.5 grams of the ointment (approximately 0.25 grams/nostril).

The tube should be discarded after usage; it should not be re-used.

The safety and effectiveness of applications of this medication for greater than 5 days have not been established. There are no human clinical or pre-clinical animal data to support the use of this product in a chronic manner or in manners other than those described in this package insert.

Until further information is known, BACTROBAN Nasal should not be applied concurrently with any other intranasal products.

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