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Mupirocin

Bactroban is an antibiotic ointment. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6013 

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bactroban 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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My dr gave me this ointment for dry nasal passages w staph. It helps extremely well but I am using it deeper and now for a year. It has solved my bloody noses and severe ear blockage but insert says do not use internally. Dr is not concerned using it so much and I have had no side effects. Should I be concerned?

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