Fucithalmic

Fucithalmic

fusidic acid

Manufacturer:

Amdipharm Ltd

Distributor:

Zuellig
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Fusidic acid.
Description
Fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops is a 1% aqueous sustained release formulation of fusidic acid, preserved with benzalkonium chloride.
Action
Properties: Fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops is active against a wide range of gram-positive organisms, particularly staphylococci. Other species against which fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops exerts high clinical activity include Streptococci, Pneumococci, Neisseria, Haemophilus, Moraxella and Corynebacteria.
No cross-resistance between fusidic acid and other clinically available antibiotics has been shown, and fusidic acid is stable to bacterial beta-lactamases. The sustained release formulation of fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops ensures prolonged contact with the conjunctival sac. Therefore application twice daily provides sufficient concentrations of fusidic acid in all relevant tissues of the eye. Fusidic acid penetrates well into the aqueous humour. Fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops is generally atoxic, and experience with fusidic acid from dermatological use shows a very low allergenic potential. Cross-allergy between fusidic acid and other antibiotics has not been reported.
Indications/Uses
Fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops is indicated for bacterial infections of the eye caused by susceptible organisms in conjunctivitis, blepharitis, sty, keratitis, dacryocystitis. Furthermore, fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops can be used for prophylaxis in ophthalmic surgery and in connection with removal of foreign bodies.
Dosage/Direction for Use
One drop of fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops is applied in the conjunctival sac every 12th hour. Treatment should be continued for two days after the eye appears normal. On the first day of the treatment fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops may be applied more frequently e.g. one drop of fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops every 4th hour.
Surgical prophylaxis: One drop of fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops every 12th hour 24-48 hours before operation.
Contraindications
Allergy to any of the constituents.
Special Precautions
Should not be used when contact lenses are being worn.
Side Effects
Transient stinging after application has been encountered.
Otherwise, fusidic acid (Fucithalmic) ophthalmic drops is generally atoxic and has a very low allergenic potential.
Caution For Usage
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Storage
Store below 30°C.
ATC Classification
S01AA13 - fusidic acid ; Belongs to the class of antibiotics. Used in the treatment of eye infections.
Presentation/Packing
Eye drops 1% x 5 g.
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