Bactroban Nasal Ointment contains the active ingredient mupirocin, which is an antibacterial medicine and is used to eradicate staphylococcal bacteria from the nasal passages.
Bactroban Nasal Ointment is mostly used for eradicating the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria from the nasal passages. This particular type of bacteria is found naturally on many people's skin and inside their nose and although these bacteria are usually completely harmless and don't cause any problems, they can sometimes cause infection if they get into a wound or spread to other parts of the body. Therefore, in an hospital environment, it is important to eliminate these types of bacteria.
Bactroban Nasal Ointment is therefore applied inside the nose in order to eliminate the staphylococcal bacteria, in particular MRSA, from the nostrils in order to prevent infections. Its active ingredient mupirocin works by affecting the bacteria's production of certain proteins that are necessary for their survival. Instead, it causes the bacteria to product abnormal and faulty proteins, which results in the elimination of the bacteria.