Fucidin Cream (Fusidic acid) Medication


Fucidin Cream (Fusidic acid)

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Drug Description


Fusidic acid is classified as an antibiotic within the realm of medicatin. Its primary purpose is to address diverse skin infections attributed to specific bacterial strains. Such disorders include impetigo and secondary infections, which manifest after skin trauma, such as burns or lacerations. 

Note that your physician may have recommended this medication for conditions not explicitly mentioned within the provided drug information. If you have yet to engage in a comprehensive discussion with your doctor or if uncertainty persists regarding the rationale behind the administration of this medication, initiate a dialogue with your physician. Refraining from discontinuing this medication without proper consultation with your doctor is strongly advised. 

Uses and Dosage 

The recommended application of fusidic acid involves applying a small quantity to the affected area between 2 to 3 times daily for 7 to 14 days. However, if your doctor has expressly advised you to cover the lesion with a gauze dressing, the frequency of application may be reduced to 1 or 2 times daily. 

Exercise caution to prevent contact with the eyes when administering the medication to facial regions. 

Acknowledge that various factors can influence an individual’s required dosage, such as body weight, existing medical conditions, and concurrent use of other medications. Should your doctor prescribe a dosage that deviates from the guidelines mentioned above, altering the administration regimen without seeking guidance from your physician is strongly discouraged. 

Side Effects 

Adverse effects associated with this medication have been reported by at least 1% of individuals receiving treatment. Many of these side effects can be effectively managed; some may naturally diminish over time. 

If you encounter these side effects and find them severe or bothersome, inform your doctor. Your pharmacist can guide managing these side effects. 

Common Side Effects

The reported side effects include: 

  • Mild irritation at the site of application 
  • Pain (limited to instances where the medication is applied to deep leg ulcers) 
  • Skin blistering 
  • Symptoms indicating an eye infection, such as:  
    • Pink or red eyes 
    • Itching 
    • Eye discharge 
  • The presence of crusts on the eyelids or lashes  

If any of the following symptoms occur, discontinue medication usage and seek immediate medical attention:  

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reaction at the application site, characterized by:  

  • Redness 
  • Hives 
  • Swelling 
  • Rash 
  • Itching 

Indications of a severe allergic reaction, including:  

  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Swelling of the face and throat  


There are several cautions to consider when using this medication: 

  • Allergic reactions: If you have a known allergy to fusidic acid or other ingredients in the medicine, avoid its use. 
  • Application on open wounds: Exercise caution when applying the medication on open wounds, as it may cause pain or irritation. If you experience excessive discomfort or adverse reactions, consult your doctor. 
  • Eye contact: Take care to avoid contact with the eyes when applying the medication to the face. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and seek medical advice if symptoms of an eye infection persist or worsen. 
  • Dose adjustments: Your doctor may need to make dosage adjustments based on factors such as your body weight, medical conditions, and concurrent use of other medications. You should consult your doctor before altering the prescribed dosage. 
  • Other medications and medical conditions: Inform your doctor about any other medicine, supplements, or medical conditions you have, as they may interact with fusidic acid or influence its effectiveness or safety. 
  • Prolonged use: Prolonged or excessive use of fusidic acid may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance. Follow the prescribed treatment duration and avoid using the medication longer than recommended. 

Always consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for specific cautions and recommendations based on your circumstances. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Fusidic Acid Cream, Fusidic acid





Quantities Available:

20g, 30g

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