Bactroban Ointment Nasal Instruction for Use
Medicinal preparation Bactroban is an ointment for local nasal administration. Has a pronounced antimicrobial effect. The active substance with a curative effect is mupirocin, an antibiotic for local therapy that has a wide range of effects. Bactroban showed high activity in the treatment of diseases caused by golden and epidermal staphylococci, E. coli, hemophilic rod. Mupirocin does not affect the Pseudomonas aeruginosa. If Bactroban is used strictly according to the instructions, the systemic absorption is extremely small. Penetration of mupirocin is enhanced if the ointment is applied to tissues with affected areas.
Form of issue and composition
Bactroban is available as an ointment for nasal use in aluminum tubes of 3 grams. The secondary cardboard package contains 1 tube and detailed instructions. In 1 gram of nasal ointment Bactroban contains 20 mg of Mupirocin in the form of calcium salt. Additional ingredients are represented by white soft paraffin and softin 649.
Indications for use
Bactroban should be prescribed for infectious diseases of the nasal cavity, caused by susceptible to mupirocin strains of staphylococcus, as well as methicillin-resistant strains.
Restrictions in the use of nasal ointment Bactroban apply to children under 12 years of age and individuals with known increased sensitivity to the active ingredient or additional elements.
Dosing and Administration
Only local use is recommended for nasal ointment therapy with Bactroban. Before use, it is important to thoroughly clean the nose. Next, a small amount of ointment should be placed in each nasal passage. After that, a short press on the wings of the nose is performed. You can make a light massage, which will allow the ointment to distribute better inside the cavities. You can not let any nasal ointment come into your eyes. After use, the tube is carefully closed. Then hand hygiene with soap under running water is carried out. Frequency of ointment application is twice a day. The usual course does not exceed 5 days, but if necessary, the doctor can offer a different therapeutic scheme. If the drug is prescribed to an elderly person or patient with a malfunction in the kidneys and liver, then the dosage adjustment is usually not needed.
Bactroban proved to be quite good. Sometimes patients can complain about individual allergic manifestations, in the form of stuffy nose, burning, reddening of the skin of the nose, rhinitis, itching. Sometimes there may be a cough, headache, a small rash on the body, pharyngitis . Distortions of taste are rare. Single cases of the development of resistance of microorganisms to the drug Bactroban were recorded. Usually, this complication occurs with a very long course of treatment. At any, even insignificant, displays, it is required to address to the doctor who will make a decision on the further therapy by Bactroban.
Do not mix the drug with other components, even for nasal administration. Dilution of the ointment leads to a strong decrease in the activity of the active ingredient and can provoke a loss of stability of mupirocin. It is important to avoid getting into the eyes. In the presence of allergic manifestations, you should try to remove as much as possible the ointment from the nasal passages, immediately stop using Bactroban and consult with your doctor. It is better to avoid long-term use to reduce the possibility of the development of resistance of the causative agent to mupirocin. When carrying a baby, taking Baktroban is carried out in extreme cases. Data proving safety for the future newborn is not enough. When lactating data that the components of the ointment penetrate into breast milk, at the moment there is no. Ointment is allowed in therapy of children from 12 years of age. Information on the impact of Bactroban on the health of children under the age of 12 does not. The drug has no effect on the reaction rate, so it can be used in people driving vehicles or other mechanisms that require increased concentration. Cases of overdose were not fixed. If an overdose occurs, symptomatic treatment is recommended.
To analog Bactroban should be attributed nasal ointment Mupirocin. There is a large assortment of nasal medicines, the main component of which is an antibiotic, but the composition of such preparations varies considerably.
Terms and conditions of storage
Ointment is stored at a temperature below 25 degrees. Do not freeze. The expiration date is 3 years. It is recommended to store Bactroban in factory packaging away from children.
Bactroban Ointment Nasal Price
Bactroban ointment nasal 2%, tuba 3 g. - from 525 rubles.