retapamulin topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Altabax)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Altabax)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using retapamulin topical (Altabax)?
Impetigo is highly contagious and spreads easily from person to person. Avoid sharing personal items such as towels, washcloths, or razors with other people if you are infected with impetigo. Use a clean towel and washcloth each time you bathe to keep from reinfecting your own skin.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, or inside your vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with retapamulin topical unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect retapamulin topical (Altabax)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied retapamulin topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about retapamulin topical.
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