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 [see Clinical Studies]. Safety in patients younger than 9 months has not been established.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of ALTABAX and other antibacterial drugs, ALTABAX should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A thin layer of ALTABAX should be applied to the affected area (up to 100 cm² in total area in adults or 2% total body surface area in pediatric patients aged 9 months or older) twice daily for 5 days. The treated area may be covered with a sterile bandage or gauze dressing if desired [see PATIENT INFORMATION].
Dosage Forms And Strengths
10 mg retapamulin/lg of ointment in 15- and 30-gram tubes
Storage And Handling
ALTABAX is supplied in 15-gram and 30-gram tubes.
NDC 0007-5180-22 (15-gram tube)
NDC 0007-5180-25 (30-gram tube)
Store at 25°C (77°F) with excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).
GiaxoSmithKUne, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. December 2012
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/28/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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