Retapamulin Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Impetigo

A thin layer of retapamulin should be applied to the affected area (up to 100 squared centimeters of total area) twice daily for five days. A sterile bandage or gauze dressing may be used to cover the treated area.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Impetigo

9 months or older: A thin layer of retapamulin should be applied to the affected area (total body surface area not exceeding 2%) twice daily for five days. A sterile bandage or gauze dressing may be used to cover the treated area.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

If a severe application site reaction occurs, treatment should be discontinued, the ointment wiped off, and an alternative therapy should be considered.

Retapamulin is not intended for systemic or mucosal use.

Retapamulin should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.

The potential for microbial overgrowth or superinfection exists following topical application of retapamulin.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients younger than 9 months.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Patients not demonstrating a response within 3 to 4 days should be re- evaluated.

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