Altabax (retapamulin) ointment for impetigo

Glaxo is now marketing Altabax (retapamulin) ointment for impetigo.

It's an alternative to mupirocin (Bactroban) for impetigo due to Staph aureus or Strep pyogenes.

Altabax is in a new class of antibiotics called pleuromutilins.

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