Each 1 g contains: Sodium fusidate 20mg (potency).
Sodium fusidate is a steroidal antibiotic with a bacteriostatic or bactericidal activity mainly against gram positive bacteria. Sodium fusidate is very active against Staphylococci, notably S. aureus and S. epidemis. Nocardia osteroides and many clostridial strains are also highly susceptible. The streptococci and enterococci are less susceptible.
For treatment of skin lesions primary or secondary infected with Staphylococci, Streptococci, Corynebacterium minutissimum, Propionibacterium acnes and other sodium fusidate sensitive organisms, the most important indications are: Impetigo; Hidradenitis; Boil; Sycosis barbae; Erythrasma; Infected wound; Folliculitis; Paronychia; Carbuncles.
Apply to affected area twice to 3 times/day for 7 days. It can be used without a covering dressing.
Patients hypersensitive to Sodium fusidate, infection caused by non-susceptible organisms, in particular, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Bacterial resistance is reported to occur when this product is applied topically. As in all topical antibiotics, extended and recurrent use may increase the risk of contact sensitisation and development of antibiotics resistance.
For pregnancy: The risk to the infant versus benefits to the mother should be considered prior to use.
For lactation: Safety in nursing mother has not been established.
Sodium fusidate is remarkedly well tolerated and there is an extremely low frequency of hypersensitivity reactions in the form of rashes, mild stinging and irritation on application reported.
Inform a doctor or pharmacist in case of any adverse reactions related to drug use.
Preserve in light resistant and hermetic container at room temperature.
Shelf-Life: 3 years from manufacturing date.
D06AX01 - fusidic acid ; Belongs to the class of other topical antibiotics used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Oint (tube) 2% x 10 g x 1's.