Indication

Topibac is indicated for use in adults and pediatric patients aged 9 months and older for the topical treatment of impetigo (up to 100 cm<sup>2</sup> in total area in adults or 2% total body surface area in pediatric patients aged 9 months or older) due to Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible isolates only) or Streptococcus pyogenes. Safety in patients younger than 9 months has not been established. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Retapamulin and other antibacterial drugs, Topibac should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.


Dosage & Administration

A thin layer of Topibac should be applied to the affected area (up to 100 cm<sup>2</sup> in total area in adults or 2% total body surface area in pediatric patients aged 9 months or older) twice daily for 5 days. The treated area may be covered with a sterile bandage or gauze dressing if desired.


Precautions

Local Irritation
In the event of sensitization or severe local irritation from Retapamulin, usage should be discontinued.
Not for Systemic or Mucosal Use
Retapamulin is not intended for ingestion or for oral, intranasal, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Use in Pregnancy and Lactation
Pregnancy Category B. It is not known whether Retapamulin is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Retapamulin is administered to a nursing woman.


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