Altabax

Altabax

Altabax Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Altabax

Generic Name: retapamulin topical (Pronunciation: RE te PAM ue lin)

What is retapamulin topical (Altabax)?

Retapamulin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria on the skin.

Retapamulin topical (for the skin) is used to treat an infection called impetigo (im-pe-TYE-go). Impetigo usually affects the nose, lips, or other areas of the face, but it may also affect other areas of the body.

Retapamulin may be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of retapamulin topical (Altabax)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using retapamulin and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, itching, redness, swelling, blistering, oozing, or other skin irritation where the medicine was applied.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin irritation;
  • nausea, diarrhea;
  • headache; or
  • stuffy nose, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Altabax (retapamulin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about retapamulin topical (Altabax)?

Do not use retapamulin topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

Impetigo is highly contagious and spreads easily from person to person. Each member of the household should be seen by a doctor if they start to show symptoms of impetigo.

Stop using retapamulin and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, itching, redness, swelling, blistering, oozing, or other skin irritation where the medicine was applied.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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