Bactroban Nasal Ointment 2%
For treating bacterial infection.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Apply half of the ointment from the tube into one nostril and the other half into the other nostril.
Gently squeeze nostrils together and release. Repeat this for about 1 minute to spread the ointment inside nose.
Discard any remaining medicine in the tube after a treatment. Use a new tube each time.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with warm water.
Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- burning or stinging
- irritation inside the nose
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
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