Fucidin Cream 5gm

Skin Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

FUCIDIN CREAM contains fusidic acid which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections such as impetigo (crusty patchy skin), infected dermatitis (inflamed skin with spots), infected cuts, and grazes in affected individuals.

FUCIDIN CREAM is not recommended for use in patients allergic to fusidic acid.

FUCIDIN CREAM should be used with caution in pregnant and breast-feeding women which is also used with caution in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). It is also advised to be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years) after consulting the doctor.  

The most common side effects of applying FUCIDIN CREAM are feeling pain, and/or burning sensation at the site of application. Consult your doctor if the symptoms worsen.

USES OF FUCIDIN CREAM

  • Treats bacterial skin infections such as impetigo, infected dermatitis, infected cuts, and grazes in affected individuals

HOW FUCIDIN CREAM WORKS

FUCIDIN CREAM works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis (essential for the bacteria to grow) which results in its destruction thus preventing its growth and spread of skin infection in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply FUCIDIN CREAM as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before applying the medicine. Rub the medicine gently on the skin. Avoid touching your eyes if the medicine is to be applied on the face. Wash your hands after use and recap the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FUCIDIN CREAM

COMMON

  • feeling pain at the site of application
  • Burning sensation on the site of application

UNCOMMON

  • irritation (including pain, burning, stinging sensation) at site of application
  • skin redness
  • itching
  • rash
  • inflamed skin

RARE

  • pink eye
  • red itchy welts
  • skin swelling
  • blistering of the skin

Stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face/throat, and/or severe skin rash

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

FUCIDIN CREAM should be used with caution during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

[GBNKEYWORD should be used with caution in breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

FUCIDIN CREAM is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machines. Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not apply FUCIDIN CREAM if you are allergic to fusidic acid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before applying FUCIDIN CREAM, inform your doctor if you:

  • are a smoker

Use in Paediatrics:

FUCIDIN CREAM should be used with caution in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

Use in Geriatrics:

FUCIDIN CREAM should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years).  Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, and herbal supplements.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else applies too much of FUCIDIN CREAM or accidentally swallows it, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Fusidic acid

Pharmacological Category :  

Antibiotics

Therapeutic Indication :  

Bacterial skin infections (such as impetigo, infected dermatitis, infected cuts, and grazes)

Dosage Forms :  

Cream, Lotion, Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep FUCIDIN CREAM out of reach of children
  • Store the medicine at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT FUCIDIN CREAM

What is FUCIDIN CREAM used for?

FUCIDIN CREAM is generally used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections such as impetigo (crusty patchy skin), infected dermatitis (inflamed skin with spots), infected cuts, and grazes in affected individuals.

How FUCIDIN CREAM works?

FUCIDIN CREAM works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis (essential for the bacteria to grow) which results in its destruction thus preventing its growth and spread of skin infection in affected individuals.

How to apply FUCIDIN CREAM?

Always apply FUCIDIN CREAM as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before applying the medicine. Rub the medicine gently on the skin. Avoid touching your eyes if the medicine is to be applied on the face. Wash your hands after use and recap the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Can FUCIDIN CREAM be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

Yes, FUCIDIN CREAM can be used but with caution during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. It is also advised to be used with caution in breastfeeding women after consulting the doctor.

Is FUCIDIN CREAM safe to use in children?

Yes, FUCIDIN CREAM can be used but with caution in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor before applying the medicine to the child.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Macrolide, Lincosamide, Glycopeptide and Other Antibacterial Antibiotics; Urinary Antiseptics. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2019. Page – 759.

2. Sander Koning, Lisette W A van Suijlekom-Smit, Jan L Nouwen, Cees M Verduin, Roos M D Bernsen, Arnold P Oranje, Siep Thomas, and Johannes C van der Wouden. Fusidic acid cream in the treatment of impetigo in general practice: double blind randomised placebo-controlled trial. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. [Revised in January 2002] [Accessed on 27th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC64791/

3. Erwin M Brown, Richard Wise. Fusidic acid cream for impetigo. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. [Revised in January 2002] [Accessed on 27th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1123338/

4. Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Appendix 6: Summary of Indirect Comparisons. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Bookshelf. [Revised in October 2018] [Accessed on 27th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539431/

5. LEO Pharma Manufacturing Italy S.r.l. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) [Revised in April 2022] [Accessed on 27th June 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5510.pdf

6. AdvaCare Pharma. FusiCare. [Accessed on 27th June 2022] https://www.advacarepharma.com/en/pharmaceuticals/sodium-fusidate-ointment#

7. Galcare Pharmaceuetical Pvt. Ltd. Fusirose Lotion. [Accessed on 27th June 2022] https://galcare.com/product/product-cat/fusirose-lotion/

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Patch test
  • Bacterial culture test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    10 g
    Ingredient
    FUSIDIC ACID 2%
    Hsn Code
    30049029
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Fucidin Cream 5gm

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