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Overview

Introduction

Fucidin Ointment is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.


Fucidin Ointment should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is for external use only and should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it won’t clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine.

It may cause skin irritation, rash, burning sensation and redness immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration.

Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Uses of Fucidin Ointment

Side effects of Fucidin Ointment

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Fucidin Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Fucidin Ointment works

Fucidin Ointment is an antibiotic. It works against bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. Thus, it prevents the skin infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fucidin Ointment is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fucidin Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Do not use sodium fusidate and consult your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid, sodium fusidate or any other ingredient in the medicine.
  • Avoid using sodium fusidate if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Take special precaution if you are going to apply this medicine near your eyes or the eyes of a child.

Patient Concerns

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I hv some kind of skin aberrations on my right leg, sometimes it itches, some scaling noticed. Its reddish in colour and has been there for few months now, its on the thigh n near the calf muscle right leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Fucidin cream twice daily
Recently done skin grafting for stable vitiligo.Please provide best medicine/gel/solution to be applied to donor & receiver site.
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Skin Specialist
Fucidin oint twice daily
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FAQs

Q. How long should I use Fucidin for?

Use Fucidin for the duration recommended by your doctor. It should be used for 1-2 weeks for skin infection. However, sometimes it can be used for a longer duration of time.

Q. How long does Fucidin takes to work?

Usually, Fucidin takes about few days to work. It's important to finish the full course of treatment to get rid of your skin infection. Inform your doctor if your infection did not get cured even after finishing the full course of treatment.

Q. Can Fucidin be used on an open wound?

Fucidin can be used on open wound. It is helpful in the treatment of wound infection.

Q. How often should I apply Fucidin?

Fucidin should be used as advised by your doctor. It is recommended to apply Fucidin for three to four times daily on the infected area.

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References
  1. Canadian Health, Disease, & Medication Information. Sodium Fusidate. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Sodium Fursidate. Hurley, Berkshire: Leo Laboratories Limited; 1972 [revised Dec. 2015]. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. King Edward Memorial Hospital: Pharmacy Department. Sodium fusidate. [Accessed 18 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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