What is MupiroNasal and what is it used for The active substance in this medicine is the antibiotic mupirocin. It has high activity against some bacteria, which are often isolated from the nose and in many cases resistant to other antibiotics. MupiroNasal is a topical antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the nose. It is also used to remove nasal nasal congestion of certain types of bacteria (called Staphylococci), which often cause infections in hemodialysis patients. 2. What you need to know before using MupiroNasal Do not use MupiroNasal: if you are allergic to mupirocin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). Allergic reactions may include rash, itching, irritation in the nose. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using MupiroNasal. The effect of MupiroNasal usually occurs between the 3rd and 5th day after starting treatment. Do not use this medicine for longer than the time specified by your doctor. Like other antibiotics, prolonged treatment can lead to excessive growth of insensitive microorganisms. In rare cases, allergy or acute nasal irritation may occur. In these cases, as well as if any other discomfort occurs, you should immediately discontinue treatment and see your doctor. This medicine is for nasal use only. Avoid contact with or place in the eyes. In case of contact with eyes / eyes, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Other medicines and MupiroNazal Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines. When used concomitantly with other nasal products, dilution of the drug may occur, which may lead to a decrease in its activity or impaired stability of the ointment. MupiroNazal with food, drink and alcohol There are no limits. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should not use this medicine unless your doctor has prescribed it. Driving and using machines MupiroNasal does not affect the ability to drive or use machines. 3. How to use MupiroNazal Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Dosage Adults and children A small amount of ointment (approximately the size of a match head) is placed twice daily in each nostril for at least 5 days. Elderly patients No change in dosage is required. Patients with liver and kidney disease No change in dosage is required. Application method To apply the required amount of ointment, it is appropriate to use a cotton swab separated by each nostril. After inserting the medicine, close your nostrils by gently pressing them with your fingers on both sides and gently massaging. After the ointment has been inserted into the nasal passages, no other medicines should be administered to avoid the possibility of dilution of the drug and decrease of its activity, as well as disturbance of the stability of the ointment. Duration of treatment To achieve the expected effect, the drug is administered for at least 5 days. Maximum duration - 10 days. If you use more MupiroNasal than you should If you accidentally applied more than the required amount of ointment, you can remove it with a cotton swab. The likelihood of any complication from overdose with this medicine is very low. If you forget to use MupiroNasal If you forget to take the required dose, do it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is soon to be missed, skip the missed dose and follow your regular schedule. Do not administer double doses. If you stop taking MupiroNasal Do not stop treatment early because it is important to complete the full course of treatment with this medicine to reduce the likelihood of infection returning or to causing the development of resistant bacteria. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 4. Possible side effects Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects are possible with mupirocin treatment: Uncommon side effects (affects more than 1 in 1000 and less than 1 in 100 patients): burning, itching, pain Very rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10,000 patients): inflammation of the skin, in some cases with blistering, redness, itching, various skin rashes, burning sensation and skin irritation. Severe allergic reactions that cause difficulty breathing or dizziness, swelling of the face or throat, swelling of the eyes, hives are rarely reported with treatment with mupirocin-containing drugs. How to store MupiroNazal Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Store below 25 ° C. After first opening the tube, store in the original package at a temperature below 25 ° C. Do not use MupiroNazal after the expiry date (EXP) stated on the product packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. After first opening the tube, you can use this medicine for 10 days. Do not dispose of medicines in sewage or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment. 6. Contents of the pack and other information What MupiroNazal contains The active substance in 1 g of ointment is: mupirocin 20 mg. Other ingredients (excipients) are: bis-diglyceryl polyacidipate-2; paraffin, white soft. What MupiroNasal looks like and contents of the pack MupiroNasal is an ointment of uniform consistency. MupiroNasal 20 mg / g 3 g ointment in aluminum canister tubes, closed with a plastic screw cap. One tube containing the patient leaflet is placed in a cardboard box..