What is FUCIDIN Ointment used for?
FUCIDIN Ointment cream is prescribed for the topical treatment of bacterial skin infections. These include primary skin infections such as impetigo (contagious skin infection with blisters or red spots), folliculitis (infection of hair follicles), paronychia (skin infection around the nails) and erythrasma (infection in skin folds).
FUCIDIN Ointment is also used to treat secondary skin infections, including infected eczema, infected cuts/wounds and contact dermatitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
FUCIDIN Ointment is used to treat infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria. This antibacterial cream belongs to a class of medications called antibiotics. FUCIDIN Ointment works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause the infection.
How to take FUCIDIN Ointment?
The dosage of FUCIDIN Ointment prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands before using the FUCIDIN Ointment cream. Gently apply a small amount of the cream into the affected area. Wash your hands well after applying the medicine.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use FUCIDIN Ointment medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of FUCIDIN Ointment, seek medical attention immediately.
FUCIDIN Ointment is for external use only and this medicine should not be swallowed.
What other drugs could interact with FUCIDIN Ointment?
There are no known interactions between FUCIDIN Ointment cream and other medicines. However, it is important to inform your doctor about the use of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of FUCIDIN Ointment) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of FUCIDIN Ointment?
Like other medicines, FUCIDIN Ointment can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of FUCIDIN Ointment are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of FUCIDIN Ointment cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of FUCIDIN Ointment develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
FUCIDIN Ointment can cause side effects such as :
- Irritation at the application site
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using FUCIDIN Ointment.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking FUCIDIN Ointment?
Is it possible for me to use FUCIDIN Ointment with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use FUCIDIN Ointment?
What are the possible drug interactions of FUCIDIN Ointment?
How will FUCIDIN Ointment work in my body?
How should FUCIDIN Ointment be used?
How to reduce the risk of FUCIDIN Ointment drug interactions and side effects?
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