• Skin infections (topicals)

Altabax Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Retapamulin 1%; oint.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Oint—15g, 30g


Altabax Indications


Topical treatment of impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible isolates only) or Streptococcus pyogenes in patients ≥9 months of age.

Altabax Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<9 months: not established. ≥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.

Altabax Contraindications

Not Applicable

Altabax Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Altabax Warnings/Precautions


Not for intraoral, intranasal, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. Discontinue if irritation or sensitization occurs. Prolonged use may result in superinfection. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Altabax Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Altabax Interactions

Altabax Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Application site irritation.

Altabax Clinical Trials

See Literature

Altabax Note

Not Applicable

Altabax Patient Counseling

See Literature