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 where bacterial infection is present or likely to occur eg, atopic, discoid & stasis eczema, seborrhoeic & contact dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Uncovered lesions Apply bd-tds. Covered lesions Apply less frequently.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to fusidic acid/Na fusidate, betamethasone valerate. Systemic fungal infections. Primary skin infections caused by fungi, virus or bacteria & TB-related skin manifestations either untreated or uncontrolled by appropriate treatment. Perioral dermatitis & rosacea.
Special Precautions
Visual disturbances; reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression; atrophic facial changes; patients predisposed to developing glaucoma; bacterial resistance. Increased risk of developing antibiotic resistance on extended or recurrent use. Increased susceptibility to infection, aggravation of existing infection, activation of latent infection. May mask any potential symptoms of infections. May cause local skin reactions due to cetostearyl alcohol & allergic reactions due to chlorocresol. Avoid contact w/ eyes, open wounds & mucous membranes; long-term continuous therapy. Not to be used during pregnancy. Avoid topical breast application during breastfeeding. Avoid large amounts, occlusion & prolonged use in childn.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity; contact dermatitis, aggravated eczema, skin burning sensation, pruritus, dry skin; application site pain & irritation.
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;5 g x 1's
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