Drug Profile


Alternative Names: '833; 275833; 275833AA; Altabax; ALTARGO; SB 275833

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator GlaxoSmithKline
  • Class Antibacterials; Heterocyclic bicyclo compounds; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Protein synthesis inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Gram-positive infections; Impetigo; Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Discontinued Sinusitis

Most Recent Events

  • 30 Nov 2015 Retapamulin licensed to Aqua Pharmaceuticals for commercialisation in USA
  • 23 Nov 2015 Retapamulin licensed to Almirall in USA
  • 31 May 2014 GlaxoSmithKline completes a phase I feasibility trial in Healthy volunteers in USA (NCT01812382)
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