Category: Drugs Antibacterial: Topical
Altabax® (retapamulin) Pregnancy B Pediatric

How Supplied:

10 mg retapamulin/1 g ointment, 5 g, 15 g, and 30 g tube

Indications and Usage:

Altabax is indicated for use in adults and pediatric patients aged 9 months and older for the topical treatment of impetigo (up to 100 cm2 in total area in adults or 2% total body surface area in pediatric patients aged 9 months or older) due to Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible isolates only) or Streptococcus pyogenes.

Side Effects and Contraindications:

The most common drug-related adverse reaction was application site irritation (1.4% of patients).