|Trade names||Altabax, Altargo|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||517.77 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
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Common side effects include irritation at the site it is used. Other side effects may include allergic reactions such as angioedema. It generally works by stopping bacterial growth by inhibiting the bacterial ribosome.
Retapamulin was approved for medical use in the United States and Europe in 2007. It; however, was withdrawn from the market in 2019 in Europe. In the United States 15 grams of 1% cream costs about 325 USD as of 2021. It was original made from a fungus.
It is used twice per day for 5 days.
None yet reported.
The most common reported adverse reaction was irritation at the application site.
Mechanism of action
Retapamulin is an antibacterial agent, specifically a protein synthesis inhibitor. The medication selectively inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by interacting at a site on the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome through an interaction that differs from other antibiotics.
Systemic exposure following topical application through intact skin is low.
It is the first drug in the new class of pleuromutilin antibiotics to be approved for human use.
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