What is Bactroban Nasal?

Bactroban Nasal is Bactroban ointment formulated and packaged specifically for use in the opening of the nose (the nares) to eliminate bacterial colonization there. Specifically, when applied to the nares, Bactroban Nasal kills MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria that colonize the area. MRSA can colonize, or grow and multiply without causing pathology (infection), in the nares from which it spreads to other tissues where it can cause serious infection. Thus, there is the need to eliminate MRSA colonization. The active ingredient in the ointment is the antibiotic mupirocin, which kills bacteria by interfering with the production of certain proteins in the bacterial cells.

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