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What is ALTARGO used for?

Altargo is an antibiotic ointment used for the treatment of skin infections caused by bacteria in adults and children aged 9 months and older. Altargo is available on Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

What is the Composition of Altargo?

Altargo contains the antibiotic Retapamulin as the active ingredient.

It also contains soft white paraffin and traces of the antioxidant, butylated hydroxytoluene as the inactive ingredients.

What is Altargo indicated for?

•          It is used for the treatment of  primary impetigo (a highly contagious skin infection that causes red sores on the faces of children)

•          It is used for the treatment of secondarily infected traumatic lesions such as small lacerations, abrasions, and sutured wounds.

•          It is used for the treatment of secondarily infected dermatoses which includes infected psoriasis, infected atopic dermatitis and infected contact dermatitis

How to use Altargo

Use Altargo exactly as prescribed by your physician.

What are the side effects of using Altargo?

Common side effects of Altargo include;

•          Itching,

•          Swelling,

•          Pain or a burning sensation

When not to use Altargo?

Do not use Altargo if you are allergic to retapamulin, soft white paraffin and butylated hydroxytoluene.

Is Altargo suitable for babies?

Do not use Altargo for infants below 9 months of age.

How quickly does Altargo work?

Altargo begins to work after applying to the affected area to improve your condition within 3 to 4 days. If you don’t notice an improvement in your condition within 3 to 4 days. Please consult your physician.

Altargo price

Altargo’s price is listed on, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store.


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