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Fucithalmic Eye Drops
Brand names: Fucithalmic Eye Drops
Generic name: Fusidic Acid
Fucithalmic Fusidic 1%, 5g Viscous eye drops
Fucithalmic eye drops contain 1% fusidic acid. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic used to treat infections on the eyes surface.
Fucithalmic treats conditions such as:
Conjunctivitis or red eye (inflammation caused by bacteria)
Stye (infection of a hair follicle)
Blepharitits (infection of the eyelid)
Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea)
Fucithalmic - each gram contains fusidic acid, hemihydrate Ph.Eur.10 mg
Instil 1 drop in the conjunctival sac every 12 hrs. Treatment should be continued for 2 days after the eye appears normal. On the 1st day of the treatment, Fucithalmic may be applied more frequently eg, 1 drop every 4 hrs.
Surgical Prophylaxis: 1 drop every 12 hrs, 24-48 hrs before operation.
Mechanism of action
Fusidic acid is active against a wide range of gram-positive organisms, particularly Staphylococci. Other species against which fusidic acid exerts high clinical activity include Streptococci, Pneumococci, Neisseria, Haemophilus, Moraxella and Corynebacteria.
No cross-resistance with fusidic acid and other clinically available antibiotics is shown, and fusidic acid is stable to bacterial ß-lactamases.
The sustained-release formulation of Fucithalmic ensures prolonged contact with the conjunctival sac. Twice-daily application provides sufficient concentrations of fusidic acid in all relevant tissues of the eye. It penetrates well into the aqueous humour.
Fusidic acid is generally atoxic, and experience with its dermatological use shows a very low allergenic potential. No cross-allergy with other antibiotics is shown by patients treated with fusidic acid.
Fucithalmic eye drops can cause some side effects. If they occur, they are most likely to be minor and temporary and include temporary stinging of the eye after application. Fucithalmic may cause transient mild stinging of the eye. If you develop a skin rash; itchiness; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue; or have difficultly swallowing or breathing seek medical advice from your doctor.
Do not use Fucithalmic if you have contact lenses or if you have any allergies to fusidic acid. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not wear contact lens while using Fucithalmic.
Tell your doctor if you have any allergies, or if you are taking any other medicine as these may affect how Fucithalmic works.
Always use Fucithalmic strictly as instructed by your doctor.