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Fusinia Cream

Primary uses of Fusinia Cream

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Medicine Overview of Fusinia Cream

Uses of Fusinia Cream

Fusinia Cream is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections.

Fusinia Cream side effects

Common

Side Effect of Fusinia is Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness).

How to use Fusinia 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 Fusinia Cream works

Fusinia 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.
In Depth Information on Fusinia Cream

Expert advice for Fusinia Cream

  • Before you take fusidic acid tablets or suspension, tell your doctor: If you have problems with your liver. If you have recently been jaundiced.
  • Do not take statins (medicines to lower blood cholesterol) while using this medicine, If you are using eye drops: Do not wear any type of contact lenses whilst using this medicine.
  • This medicine is only for use in your eyes. Do not swallow the drops.
  • Do not put the drops inside your body or in your ears.
  • Always wash your hands before using fusidic acid eye drops.
  • If you are using fusidic acid cream: This medicine is only for using on your skin. Do not swallow it. Do not put it inside your body.
  • Always wash your hands before using this cream. Rub the medicine gently on the skin. If you use it on your face be careful to avoid your eyes.
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Fusinia Cream related warnings

Special precautions for Fusinia Cream
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Fusinia Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Fusinia Cream during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Fusinia Cream

Frequently asked questions about Fusidic Acid
Q. Is fusidic acid a penicillin/ an antibiotic?
Fusidic acid (also available as fucidin) is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic. It is not penicillin, but it may kill certain bacteria, which are resistant to penicillin antibiotics
Q. What is fusidic cream used for/ is it good for acne/spots/ringworm/athlete's foot?
Fusidic cream is used to clear skin infection quickly, particularly where the infection only covers a small area. It can be used for treating acne and spots caused by bacterial infections. It is not used for treating fungal infections such as athlete's foot or ringworm. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Is Fusinia available over the counter?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription
Q. Is fusidic acid and sodium fusidate same?
Sodium fusidate is a salt of fusidic acid and it works in the same way as fusidic acid
Q. Is fucidin a steroid/ used for impetigo/ good for cold sores/ good for spots/ good for boils/good for treating herpes?
Fucidin is not a steroid. As per doctor's recommendation it can be used for treating impetigo, boils, spots and cold sores, redness as a result of bacterial infection. It is not used for viral diseases that affect the skin such as herpes simplex, varicella (chickenpox) and vaccinia
Q. Is fucidin cream available over the counter?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription
Q. How long does Fusinia take to work?
You should see results after a few days of Fusinia treatment; however it depends upon the condition for which it is being treated (for e.g. a course of treatment for impetigo typically lasts for around 7-10 days) and also other factors (age, body weight, other medical conditions etc
Q. Does fucidin cream go out of date/ expiry date?
Every drug has expiry date and is printed on the pack.

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