Generic Name and Formulations:
Retapamulin 1%; oint.
Indications for ALTABAX:
Topical treatment of impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible isolates only) or Streptococcus pyogenes in patients ≥9 months of age.
Adults and Children:
<9 months: not recommended. ≥9 months: apply thin layer to affected area (up to 100cm2 in total area in adults or 2% total body surface area in children) twice daily for 5 days. May cover with bandage or gauze dressing. Reevaluate if no improvement in symptoms within 3–4 days after starting treatment.
Not for intraoral, intranasal, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. Discontinue if irritation or sensitization occurs. Prolonged use may result in superinfection. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.
Application site irritation.