Bactroban 2% Nasal ointment (Mupirocin)

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2% 3g
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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Bactroban Nasal Ointment can be used for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in adults, pediatric patients, and healthcare workers. It is typically used for the treatment of patients at high risk of bacterial infection.

Bactroban nasal ointment works by inhibiting RNA synthetase, a protein that is important for bacterial growth. It should be used for the full length of treatment, even if you no longer notice symptoms.

Note that Bactroban nasal ointment has been discontinued in the United States for over one year because of supply shortages. 


Apply Bactroban nasal ointment into each nostril twice daily for 5-10 days. After application, pinch the sides of the nose together and gently massage to spread the ointment inside the nares.

Bactroban Nasal Ointment should only be used in the nasal passages. Do not apply to the eyes or other mucus membranes.


The active ingredient in Bactroban is mupirocin.


There are no known significant interactions.

However, Bactroban nasal ointment should not be mixed with other ointments, creams, or topical products. It is intended to be used as-is, and modifying it may impact how much drug absorbs into the area.


Use caution if you have a history of history problems. 

Do not take this medication for longer or shorter than prescribed, or bacterial resistance can develop.

Stop using this product if it irritates the application site.

Side Effects

Common adverse reactions can include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aphthous Stomatitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridioides Difficile-Associated Diarrhea
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Epistaxis
  • Erythema
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity Reaction
  • Increased Wound Secretion
  • Local Pain
  • Localized Burning
  • Localized Edema
  • Localized Tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Otalgia
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pruritus
  • Respiratory Congestion
  • Rhinitis
  • Skin Rash
  • Stinging Sensation
  • Urticaria
  • Wound Infection 
  • Xeroderma
  • Xerostomia


  1. Bactroban Nasal Ointment [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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