ALTABAX Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 022055/001.

Names and composition

"ALTABAX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of RETAPAMULIN.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
022055/001 ALTABAX RETAPAMULIN OINTMENT/TOPICAL 1%

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
022055/001 ALTABAX RETAPAMULIN OINTMENT/TOPICAL 1%

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Altabax for staph infection ok after expiration?
thankyou... very informing clock good work Asked by Dorene Olcott 1 month ago.

i hav had staph infections about 4 times and have looked it up extremly well but i seem to have staph again and i have an old thing of altabax. it expired at the end of 2008 nov 2008 to be exact is it ok if instead of going to the doctor to get a new perscription and waste $400 if i cud just use the slightly expired tube... i have watched the staph grow over the past few weeks and have noticed the bloody and white/tan puss in it when it poped. please respond immeadiately is it gona work if i use it? will it cause any bad reactions/side effects? i am not allergic to it. and dont tell me to call the doctor to ask please i have already thought of that but hes on vacation for the next week and i need this cleaned up now. THANKS ATON!!!!!!!! Answered by Kelley Hardcastle 1 month ago.

There are expirations on medications just as with food, although not necessarily for the same reason. Medication after it is expired is highly likely to not be effective. You do need to go to the doctor because if you're not treating it properly it will get worse. Even if the doctor is gone, there should be a nurse practitioner working at his office, or you can go to an urgent care. *edit* Personally, I'd rather pay the $400 for more meds than take any risks. A staph infection can kill. Answered by Dagmar Roettgen 1 month ago.


Altabax for acne?
Does anyone know if Altabax can be used for acne, over night? PROM"S TOMORROW! help! Asked by Kristin Cromley 1 month ago.

If you have never used it before then don't use it if you want to go to the Prom looking good. Reason it could overreact and leave you worse off. Do this get cosmetics and camouflage the spots and voila you will look stunning. Answered by Amy Grabinger 1 month ago.


Swelling of foot using prescription altabax?
i have received a blister on my foot from the beach about 3 days ago. today i visited my doctor and he prescribed ALTABAX to prevent an infection. i applied the medication about 30 minutes ago and to my astonishment, my foot was beginning to swell up. i immediatly removed the band-aid, as well as took peroxide and... Asked by Neda Swiatkowski 1 month ago.

i have received a blister on my foot from the beach about 3 days ago. today i visited my doctor and he prescribed ALTABAX to prevent an infection. i applied the medication about 30 minutes ago and to my astonishment, my foot was beginning to swell up. i immediatly removed the band-aid, as well as took peroxide and antibacterial soap to the open blister to wash off all medication. i'm worried. what should i do for the night? let it air out and wait? thanks for your help. Answered by Raphael Bains 1 month ago.

Call your doctor and visit an after hours clinic or the ER. Answered by Maxine Mickels 1 month ago.

call your doctor Either its an allergy or the infection is getting worse. As long as you do not have any conditon that precludes the use of antihistamines you might also try loading up on benadryl or claritin, and maybe letting the foot soak in cold water to minimize the swelling. But you do need further contact with the doctor to treat your problem(s). Answered by Lanette Lesuer 1 month ago.


What is altabax (retapamulin ointment) for? Does it help get rid of dark spots?
Asked by Clint Grupe 1 month ago.

That stuff is used to treat a bacterial skin infection known as impetigo. It does not fade dark spots but it can cause blistering, burning, redness and swelling of your skin. Answered by Chong Ogan 1 month ago.

What Is Altabax Answered by Reggie Chernoff 1 month ago.


A burning/itching sensation with the Vaginal Anti-bacterial medecine Altabax?
Okay, so I've had these really weird bumps all over the lips of my vagina, I went to my GYNO, he says it might be herpes but he says he's not sure. He sampled it and said the results should be ready in a week. The bumps are spreading really fast so he gave me this medicine called Altabax for the bumps. He... Asked by Elizabeth Vegher 1 month ago.

Okay, so I've had these really weird bumps all over the lips of my vagina, I went to my GYNO, he says it might be herpes but he says he's not sure. He sampled it and said the results should be ready in a week. The bumps are spreading really fast so he gave me this medicine called Altabax for the bumps. He says if the bumps don't go away, then it most likely is herpes. I just put the ointment on, and the area burned and itched like nothing before. I called my regular doctor, and she said to stop taking it and that the burning/itching sensation should go away in 30 minutes. But now I'm not sure whether I should take it again b/c I/m suppose to take it 2 times a day for 5 days, and plus I really want to know what the bumps are and if they will go away. So I'm just asking to see if anyone else has had this burning sensation when applying Altabax. Also, should I take it again? Answered by Mitzie Milum 1 month ago.

I really don't think applying the cream again is a good idea, particularly when your PCP told you to stop taking it. That burning and itching you felt could be a side effect, or it could be an alergic reaction. Call your OBGYN and find out what the status is of the sample and go over the itching/burning of the medication with him. Answered by Elizbeth Niedens 1 month ago.

you should call your gyn and ask them see what they want you to do Answered by Keiko Citizen 1 month ago.


I was just at the Dr. looking for treatment for acne He gave me Altabax 1% has anyone used this for acne?
Asked by Penny Cabell 1 month ago.

This is really good stuff...It is used to cure Impitego which is a skin disease spread that is much worse than acne. So, I'm thinking it would be awesome. My sister has used a lot of different acne washes...Just try it and see how it works! Everyone is different so if it doesn't work for someone else it may be your miracle product..Good luck!! :) Answered by Shane Meltzner 1 month ago.


Gah... I think its a spider bite.?
I have Altabax and I know its for common skin conditions but can I use it for a spider bite? I'm not sure what type of spider bit me, but I know my hand is swelling up pretty good and there are what looks like 2 spots on my hand and one I know for sure is a bite but the other might have been there before hand... Asked by Lachelle Pouliotte 1 month ago.

I have Altabax and I know its for common skin conditions but can I use it for a spider bite? I'm not sure what type of spider bit me, but I know my hand is swelling up pretty good and there are what looks like 2 spots on my hand and one I know for sure is a bite but the other might have been there before hand ^^''. Anyway it creates some rather painful stings when hit or bumped. So over all can I use Altabax to put on it and make it go away or would all the common antihistamines like benadryl work wonders on my hand? I know ice would but would it make it go away completely. Answered by Clint Weisend 1 month ago.

Be careful, spiders can be poisoness. If it doesn't get better very soon you should check into an ER. If your stomach cramps, or you feel nauceous, or you see red lines coming from the bite. Get to a hospital right away. Answered by Ethelene Oakman 1 month ago.

2 spots lots of swelling. Pack in ice asp. Get to hospital asp. This sounds more like a snake bite. If so sooner the better. Do not panic! keep heart beet slow! Answered by Bennie Vanvolkinburg 1 month ago.

remember: with great power comes great responsibility! Answered by Darin Jarels 1 month ago.


How effective is Neosporin at eliminating staph colonization in the nose?
Thanks Med, but I already had that information.My understanding is that dicloxacillin is the drug of choice for treating methicillin susceptible staph skin infections, combined with mupirocin in the nose to eradicate nasal colonization. MRSA is usually treated with doxycycline or vancomycin, subject to... Asked by Shaunna Quiett 1 month ago.

Thanks Med, but I already had that information. My understanding is that dicloxacillin is the drug of choice for treating methicillin susceptible staph skin infections, combined with mupirocin in the nose to eradicate nasal colonization. MRSA is usually treated with doxycycline or vancomycin, subject to susceptibility testing. I'm really only interested in how the Neosporin combination (bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B) can combat staph colonization and whether or not resistance to this drug cocktail has been detected. Thanks for your concern though, I'm feeling fine :-) Answered by Steven Madia 1 month ago.

Treatments for Staph Infections Antistaphylococcal antibiotics are the usual treatments for staph infections. This may include a topical antibiotic cream (Bactroban, Altabax, etc.) for simple impetigo, warm compresses and drainage for abscesses, an oral antibiotic, or an intravenous antibiotic for more serious or persistent infections. Commonly used oral antistaphylococcal antibiotics include the first-generation cephalosporins like Keflex (cephalexin) and Duricef (cefadroxil). As resistance to antibiotics is now common among staph bacteria, including MRSA, or methicillin resistent staph aureus, the first antibiotic your child is prescribed may not work. Many of these community acquired MRSA infections can still be treated with oral antibiotics though, such as clindamycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX or Bactrim). More serious and multi-drug resistent MRSA can usually be treated in the hospital with the antibiotic vancomycin and/or surgical drainage. Unfortunately, some staph infections, especially invasive MRSA infections, can be deadly. Now neosporin wouldnt be that effective since its for wounds and speeding the healing process for them and to stop them from getting infections All the best hope you feel better Answered by Shanta Freeby 1 month ago.

Neosporin Staph Answered by Fermina Ulatowski 1 month ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: How effective is Neosporin at eliminating staph colonization in the nose? Docs like to prescribe mupirocin (Bactroban) to apply inside the nose to treat staph colonization, but I suspect that's mostly because they like writing prescriptions and maybe because it's been studied more. Is Neosporin-resistant staph prevalent to any significant degree? Answered by Merlene Raygoza 1 month ago.

When I had MRSA I was prescribed the same thing. When I applied this product to the wound, it took care of it. In my experiences Bactria has worked much better then Neosporin because it contains it contains the ingredients found in antibiotics that the MRSA isn't resistant too. I didn't however, like putting this stuff in my nose because it often stuffed me up, so I found out about a nasal spray (Bactroban makes this spray as well) which is practically the same thing except it doesn't make you feel like your nose is plugged up. Overall though, Bactroban has been MUCH better for me. Neosporin did not do anything other than keep out any other bacteria. Answered by Mikel Lungren 1 month ago.


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