Fusidic Acid - Topical/Cutaneous

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Fusidic Acid is used to treat bacterial skin infections such as impetigo (a weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin), infected dermatitis (skin inflammation), spots and infected cuts or abrasions.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Fusidic Acid exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

How to apply:

1. Wash your hands.
2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
3. Rub Fusidic Acid gently on the skin. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
4. Wash your hands after using.
5. Replace the cap of the tube.

Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse immediately with water if Fusidic Acid gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

You may need to use this medicine for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to use Fusidic Acid even when you feel better and do not stop taking unless advised by your doctor to do so.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience breathing difficulty, severe skin rashes or swollen eyes. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Other side effects may include the following: skin irritation at application site, skin rashes and pain.

Alert your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience any other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool dry place, away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be kept past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Fusidic Acid - Topical/Cutaneous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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