Fucidin Cream

Fucidin Cream

fusidic acid

Manufacturer:

LEO Pharma

Distributor:

DKSH
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Fusidic acid.
Description
Fusidic acid 20 mg/g in neutral cream base.
Plain topical antibiotic.
Action
Pharmacoloy: Fusidic acid is an antibiotic with powerful antibacterial activity against a number of gram-positive organisms. Staphylococci, including the strains resistant to penicillin or to other antibiotics, are particularly susceptible to fusidic acid. Besides pronounced antibacterial activity against the majority of organisms responsible for skin infections, Fucidin cream also possesses unique ability to penetration to the focus of infection, even when applied to intact skin.
Indications/Uses
Fucidin cream is indicated for treatment of skin infections caused by staphylococci, streptococci, Propionibacterium acnes, Corynebacterium minutissimum, and other organisms sensitive to fusidic acid. The most important indications being: Impetigo, Infected wounds, Folliculitis, Boils, Sycosis barbae, Carbuncles, Hidradenitis, Paronchia, Erythrasma.
Fucidin cream is an invisible, non-staining preparation, which is cosmetically acceptable for treatment of face and scalp infections.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Fucidin cream is applied to the affected area 2-3 times daily, generally for a period of 7 days, except in treatment of acne where therapy should be extended for a longer period according to the nature of this disease.
Contraindications
Infections caused by non-susceptible organisms. Patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
There is inadequate evidence of safety in human pregnancy. Animal studies and many years of clinical experience have suggested that fusidic acid is devoid of teratogenic effects.
Safety in nursing mothers has not been established.
Side Effects
Fucidin Cream is remarkably well tolerated, and there is an extremely low frequency of hypersensitivity reactions.
Drug Interactions
Not relevant.
Caution For Usage
Incompatibilities: Fucidin cream is a ready-for-use preparation and should, therefore, not be mixed with other ingredients or preparations.
Storage
Do not store above 30°C.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
D06AX01 - fusidic acid ; Belongs to the class of other topical antibiotics used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Cream 20 mg/g x 5 g, 15 g.
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