Fucicort

Fucicort

betamethasone + fusidic acid

Manufacturer:

LEO Pharma

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per g Fusidic acid 20 mg, betamethasone valerate 1 mg
Indications/Uses
Inflammatory dermatoses (including atopic eczema, discoid eczema, stasis eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus) where bacterial infection is present or likely to occur.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Uncovered lesions Apply bd-tds. Covered lesions Less frequent application may be adequate.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Systemic fungal infections; primary fungal, viral or bacterial skin infections, either untreated or uncontrolled by appropriate treatment; skin manifestations in relation to TB, either untreated or uncontrolled by appropriate treatment; perioral dermatitis & rosacea.
Special Precautions
Avoid long-term continuous topical therapy; contact to eyes; large amounts & occlusion; contact w/ open wounds & mucous membranes; applying on the breast. Limit therapy to no more than 14 days at a time to minimise risk of developing resistance. May be associated w/ increased susceptibility to infection, aggravation of existing infection, & activation of latent infection. Contains cetostearyl alcohol & chlorocresol. Pregnancy. Childn. Fusidic acid: Reports of bacterial resistance. Betamethasone valerate: Always consider possible systemic absorption during treatment. Reports of visual disturbance. Risk of reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression following systemic absorption. Risk of atrophic changes on the face after prolonged treatment. Risk of raised IOP & glaucoma after use near the eyes, particularly w/ prolonged use & in patients predisposed to developing glaucoma.
MIMS Class
Topical Anti-Infectives with Corticosteroids
ATC Classification
D07CC01 - betamethasone and antibiotics ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids, in combination with antibiotics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Fucicort cream
Packing/Price
15 g x 1's
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