North Staffordshire Joint Formulary
North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group

12 Ear, nose and oropharynx
12-02-03 Nasal Staphylococci

Bactroban®nasal Mupirocin calcium

Bactroban®- Mupirocin calcium 2% nasal ointment

Restriction: For the eradication (in both patients and staff) of nasal carriage of MRSA, in accordance with hospital or local guidelines.

Restriction: For the suppression of S. aureus prior to elective high risk surgery, on request of the consultant surgeon


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Naseptin® Chlorhexidine hydrochloride with neomycin sulfate

Naseptin®- Chlorhexidine hydrochloride 0.1%/neomycin sulfate 0.5% nasal cream

Restriction: For eradication or suppression of nasal carriage of staphylococci, if staphylococcus is resistant to mupirocin or patient allergic to mupirocin

Contains arachis (peanut) oil so should not be used in patients with a peanut allergy. Patients with soya allergy should also avoid Naseptin®

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