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Fucidin Ointment

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Fucidin Ointment is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

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. Don’t 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 burning sensation, skin irritation, itching and redness immediately following application over the affected area, as side effects of this medicine. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Avoid direct contact of cream or ointment 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

Benefits of Fucidin Ointment

In Bacterial skin infections

Fucidin Ointment works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria on your skin and also prevents their multiplication. This helps stop the spread of infection and promote healing. Fucidin Ointment also reduces symptoms of skin infections like redness, swelling and itchiness. Altogether, it improves skin condition and makes you feel good. This treatment has few common side effects and should clear up infections within a few days, but you should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed. It is advisable to keep the area of infection clean and avoid touching or scratching.

Side effects of Fucidin Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fucidin

  • 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.

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

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Quick Tips

  • Do not use Fucidin Ointment more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well.
  • Avoid getting in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages if suggested by the doctor.
  • Take precaution while applying the medicine around your eyes or the eyes of a child.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Steroid esters
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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fell in the running bus, caused abrasion & swelling / bluishness on the knee.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use fucidin ointment-twice daily for 3wks
my stomach skin is burned by hot tea and the upper layer of skin has been removed. what medicine should apply on the skin to remove dark and to bring new skin.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
fucidin cream for application twice daily . Mupirocin ointment for application twice daily over affected area for a week
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FAQs

Q. How long should I use Fucidin Ointment for?

Use Fucidin Ointment 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 Ointment takes to work?

Usually, Fucidin Ointment 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 Ointment be used on an open wound?

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

Q. How often should I apply Fucidin Ointment?

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

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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: September, 2021

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