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Fusidox 20mg Cream

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Fusidox 20mg Cream is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections such as impetigo and infected dermatitis. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Fusidox 20mg Cream 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. Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Uses of Fusidox Cream

Benefits of Fusidox Cream

In Bacterial skin infections

Fusidox 20mg Cream is an antibiotic medicine which works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria on your skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. It is effective against skin infections such as boils, impetigo and infected hair follicles. It may also be used to treat infections in small cuts or wounds on your skin. 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.

Side effects of Fusidox Cream

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 Fusidox

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

How to use Fusidox Cream

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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Fusidox Cream works

Fusidox 20mg Cream 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
Fusidox 20mg Cream 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
Fusidox 20mg Cream 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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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Steroid esters
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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I suffering from bacterial infections in my shaving area or too much acne problem.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Fudic cream twice a day
Sir which medication can we use to fast healing the wound such as minor cut,bacterial infections
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
just apply Neomycin cream locally
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FAQs

Q. Is Fusidox 20mg Cream an antifungal or a steroid? What is it used for?

Fusidox 20mg Cream is neither an antifungal nor a steroid. It is an antibiotic which is effective against bacteria. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin like impetigo (a weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin), infected cuts and grazes and infected dermatitis (skin becomes red, slightly swollen and painful due to infection).

Q. For how long is it required to use Fusidox 20mg Cream?

Use the Fusidox 20mg Cream for the time advised by your doctor. The treatment with Fusidox 20mg Cream usually stretches for 1-2 weeks although it can be longer in some cases.

Q. What precautions should I take while applying Fusidox 20mg Cream?

Fusidox 20mg Cream is meant to be applied only on skin. Always wash your hands before applying it. Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fusidox 20mg Cream. Do not insert it into your body or swallow it. If it accidentally enters your eyes, wash your eyes thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. What is drug resistance? Does it mean that even Fusidox 20mg Cream may turn ineffective?

Sometimes the bacteria get modified in your body and the medicine stops working. This is called drug resistance. Extended or recurrent use of a medicine may increase the risk of developing resistance to that medicine. Your body may develop resistance for Fusidox 20mg Cream too. Therefore, to prevent drug resistance, you should use Fusidox 20mg Cream in the right amount and for the duration recommended by the doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to stop using Fusidox 20mg Cream?

If you develop a severe allergic reaction after using Fusidox 20mg Cream, wash the area thoroughly and do not use the medicine again. The symptoms of an allergic reaction include severe rash, difficulty in breathing, stinging or burning in the eye which does not go away, and swelling of face (especially around the eyes or eyelids). You should immediately seek medical support of your doctor or go to a nearby hospital.

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Anhox Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., B/504 & 505, Shapath Hexa, Opp. Gujarat High Court, S. G. Highway,Sola, Ahmedabad: 380060.
Expires on or after: February, 2021

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