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.
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.
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.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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.
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.
Store in a cool dry place, away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be kept past the expiry date.