Altabax Antibiotic Information
Available by prescription, Altabax® (retapamulin) is a topical ointment used to treat a type of skin infection called impetigo. However, because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on the antibiotic Altabax before starting treatment.
For example, this medicine may not be safe for people with certain allergies or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, you may not be able to safely use Altabax if you are currently taking certain medications, including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription drugs.
Altabax comes in the form of an ointment and is applied in a thin layer twice a day for five days. Although many people do not experience problems with this antibiotic, Altabax can cause side effects such as headaches, diarrhea, and skin irritation.
(Click Altabax for more information on this antibiotic. This article discusses how this medication works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to use the ointment.)