Altabax (Retapamulin) Ointment

Altabax (Retapamulin) Ointment

Altabax (Retapamulin) is used for the treatment of a certain skin infection or impetigo. It is caused by bacteria. Impetigo typically affects the lips, nose, or other parts of the face. This may also affect other areas of the body. 

How does Altabax (Retapamulin) work?

Altabax (Retapamulin) acts by inhibiting the initiation of protein synthesis. It is at the level of bacterial 50S ribosomes. This binding position includes ribosomal protein L3. It is in peptidyl transferase center and in the region of the ribosomal P site. By advantage of binding to this site, pleuromutilin stops the peptidyl transfer and block P-site interactions. This also prevents the normal formation of active 50S ribosomal subunits. 

Why use Altabax (Retapamulin)?

Altabax (Retapamulin) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria on the skin. This contains Retapamulin, a semisynthetic pleuromutilin antibiotic. This is specifically indicated for use in adults and pediatric patients aged 9 months and older. This is supplied as a gel in 5, 10, and 15gram tubes for topical administration. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication. You can buy this online at its very reasonable price. 

How to use Altabax (Retapamulin)?

Clean and dry first the affected area. Make sure also that your hands are clean. Then apply a small amount of ointment to the affected area. This is usually applying 2 times daily for 5 days. Wash your hands after applying unless you are treating an area on the hands. Use this treatment on the skin only. Use this regularly to get the best benefit out of it. You should see some improvement in 3-4 days. If your condition does not improve in 3-4 days, tell it to your doctor. 

What are the side-effects of Altabax (Retapamulin)?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild burning
  • Itching or stinging
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Skin irritation

If these side effects continue or get worse, contact your doctor right away. 

Warnings and Precautions

These are the things that you need to be cautious with while having this treatment:

  • Before using Altabax Ointment, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any medical history, current medications, or allergies.
  • Do not use this around the eyes, mouth, nose, or vaginal area. As well as on large areas of skin unless it is prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop the treatment without consulting.
  • Keep this away from the heat and the reach of children.