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Overview

Introduction

Fusipan B Cream is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections such as impetigo and infected dermatitis. It stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.


Fusipan B 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 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 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 Fusipan B Cream

Side effects of Fusipan B Cream

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

How to use Fusipan B 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 Fusipan B Cream works

Fusipan B 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
Fusipan B 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
Fusipan B 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

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Patient Concerns

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

Q. Is Fusipan B an antifungal or a steroid? What is it used for?

Fusipan B 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 Fusipan B?

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

Q. What precautions should I take while applying Fusipan B?

Fusipan B 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 Fusipan B. 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 Fusipan B 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 Fusipan B too. Therefore, to prevent drug resistance, you should use Fusipan B in the right amount and for the duration recommended by the doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to stop using Fusipan B?

If you develop a severe allergic reaction after using Fusipan B, 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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