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Brand Name: Fucidin, Fucicort
Generic Name: Fusidic Acid
How does Fucidin work?
Fucidin contains the active ingredient fusidic acid, which is an antibacterial agent used to treat a number of bacterial skin infections.
It works in the bacterial cell by preventing the production of essential proteins necessary for the growth and survival of the bacteria. It is effective against several bacterial species and used in the treatment of infections such as impetigo (characterised by blistering and yellowish-brown crusting of the skin), whitlow (paronchya) and inflammation of hair follicles (sycosis). It is also used to treat eczema or dermatitis that has become infected (secondary infections).
What is it used for?
Bacterial skin infections
Fucidin Cream is for external use only.
Not to be used in
- Prolonged use of antibacterial medicines may result in the development of resistant bacterial organisms.
- Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.
Infections caused by the bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa
Fucidin Cream should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Fucidin Cream and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
- There is no information available about the safety of this medicine during pregnancy, therefore it is not recommended for use during pregnancy, unless considered essential by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
- There is no information available regarding the safety of this medicine during breastfeeding. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
- Skin rashes
- Skin irritation
- Stinging on application
For more information about any other possible risks associated with Fucidin Cream, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How can this medicine affect other medicines?
There are no known interactions when fusidic acid is used topically.