Fucidin H

Fucidin H

hydrocortisone + fusidic acid

Manufacturer:

LEO Pharma

Distributor:

Getz Bros
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Fusidic acid, hydrocortisone acetate.
Description
Each gram of the cream contains fusidic acid 20 mg and hydrocortisone acetate 10 mg.
Action
Fucidin H combines the antibacterial action of fusidic acid with the anti-inflammatory effect of hydrocortisone acetate.
Indications/Uses
For the treatment of dermatitis, including atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, where an infection with bacteria sensitive to fusidic acid is suspected or confirmed.
Because of its hydrocortisone content, Fucidin H is particularly appropriate in cases where a milder corticosteroid is indicated, including milder inflammatory dermatoses on the face and on children's skin.
Fucidin H is cosmetically acceptable for use on the face and hands and convenient for use in the groin area and armpits.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply the cream 3 times daily for up to 2 weeks.
Contraindications
Known hypersensitivity to any component of Fucidin H. Primary bacterial, viral and fungal skin infections.
Special Precautions
Long-term continuous therapy should be avoided. Caution should be exercised when Fucidin H is used near the eye, since hydrocortisone acetate can cause glaucoma if the preparation gets into the eye.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: Not applicable.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Topical corticosteroids should not be used extensively, in large amounts or for prolonged periods in pregnant patients, as fetal abnormalities have been seen in animals due to systemic absorption.
It is not known whether topical corticosteroids are excreted in breast milk, problems in humans have not been documented. Topical corticosteroids should not be applied to the breast prior to nursing.
Fucidin H should only be used after consultation with the doctor.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Topical corticosteroids should not be used extensively, in large amounts or for prolonged periods in pregnant patients, as fetal abnormalities have been seen in animals due to systemic absorption.
It is not known whether topical corticosteroids are excreted in breast milk, problems in humans have not been documented. Topical corticosteroids should not be applied to the breast prior to nursing.
Fucidin H should only be used after consultation with the doctor.
Adverse Reactions
Mild stinging, irritation and hypersensitivity reactions to fusidic acid and hydrocortisone acetate in the form of skin rashes have rarely been reported.
ATC Classification
D07CA01 - hydrocortisone and antibiotics ; Belongs to the class of weak (group I) corticosteroids, in combination with antibiotics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Cream 5 g.
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