Fucidin Cream (Sodium Fusidate)

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Fucidin Cream 2%

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Fucidin H Cream 2%/1%

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Fucidin Cream (Fusidic Acid) Medication Information

Uses

Fucidin Cream is used to treat skin infections.

Dosage

The cream is available in 2% cream. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Fucidin Cream include:

  • Pain
  • Application pain
  • Skin rash
  • Dermatitis
  • Pruritus 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Fucidin Cream.

Precautions

There is a risk of skin reactions when using Fucidin Cream, it should be discontinued if there is irritation.

There is a risk of developing a super infection when using Fucidin Cream.

Interactions

There are no significant drug interactions with Fucidin Cream.

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Fucidin Cream. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77 ºF).

Pharmacist Tips

  • Fucidin Cream should be applied to the skin, not close to the eyes. 
  • Before applying Fucidin Cream to the skin, the crust of impetigo does not need to be removed. 
  • Fucidin Cream is applied 2-3 times a day.

Fucidin FAQs

How many times a day can you use Fucidin Cream?

It is recommended to use Fucidin Cream 2-3 times a day

 

How long can you use Fucidin Cream?

Fucidin Cream can be used for up to 14 days. 

 

How does Fucidin Cream work?

Fucidin Cream is an antibiotic that helps to kill bacteria. 

 

What is Fucidin used for?

Fucidin Cream is used to treat infections on the skin

 

Can you use too much Fucidin Cream?

It is unlikely that you can use too much Fucidin Cream, but stay to the recommended dose of Fucidin Cream prescribed by your doctor. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Fucidin Cream {package insert}. Berkshire, UK: Leo Laboratories; 2019.

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5510/smpc

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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