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Altabax Overdose

It is not exactly known what to expect with an overdose of Altabax (retapamulin), as there have been no reported cases of someone overdosing on this medication. However, it is likely that taking too much may lead to the usual side effects of the drug. If you have taken too much Altabax, treatment likely would involve supportive care.

Can You Use Too Much Altabax?

Altabax® (retapamulin) is a prescription antibiotic ointment approved for the treatment of impetigo. The specific effects of an overdose with Altabax are currently unknown, but would likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Altabax dosage and how it was taken (applied to the skin or taken by mouth).

Effects of an Overdose of Altabax

There have been no reported cases of an Altabax overdose, so it is unclear what serious effects (if any) might occur. If too much medication was applied to the skin, any of the usual Altabax side effects might occur. If the medication was taken by mouth, which might happen with a young child or a pet, other, unknown problems might occur.

Treatment for an Altabax Overdose

Treatment for an overdose with Altabax, if necessary, likely will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. No other specific treatment advice or antidotes are available at this time.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you or someone else may have taken an Altabax overdose.
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