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Fusitop B Cream

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Introduction of Betamethasone

Fusitop B Cream is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also has antimicrobial action against infection-causing microorganisms.

Fusitop B Cream may be taken with or without food. It should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.
Using the medicine may cause few common side effects such as a reduction in bone density and an upset stomach. Let your doctor know if any of these side effects bother you. If this medicine is used for a long time, you may have to get regular tests to check your bone density.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have liver problems. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before using the medicine.

Introduction of Fusidic Acid

Fusitop B Cream is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also has antimicrobial action against infection-causing microorganisms.

Fusitop 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 medicine application. 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. 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 with your eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash your eyes immediately with water and seek medical attention. Do not 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 Fusidic Acid

Benefits of Betamethasone

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Fusitop B Cream is used to treat many different inflammatories and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and conditions that affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It helps relieve symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions. If you are not sure why you are being given this medicine, ask your doctor.

This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

Benefits of Fusidic Acid

In Treatment of Bacterial skin infections

Fusitop B Cream is an antibiotic medicine that works by stopping the growth of infection-causing bacteria on your skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for the 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 Betamethasone

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 Fusitop B

  • Reduction in bone density
  • Upset stomach

Side effects of Fusidic Acid

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 Fusitop B

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

How Betamethasone works

Fusitop B Cream is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

How Fusidic Acid works

Fusitop B Cream is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fusitop B Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Fusitop B Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Fusitop B Cream?

If you miss a dose of Fusitop B Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

Betamethasone

  • Betamethasone can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at same time every day.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Betamethasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Betamethasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Betamethasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fusidic Acid

  • Fusidic Acid treats bacterial skin infections such as impetigo and infected dermatitis.
  • Don't use it for more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Apply it gently to the infected area of skin three to four times a day.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor if your infection becomes worse during treatment or if it comes back after you have stopped treatment with Fusidic Acid.

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Patient concerns

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my scrotum and the skin on my thighs next to my scrotum have been red and itchy and had a somewhat scaly texture, sometimes they'd get so itchy that I would have to scratch, the past few weeks my scrotum has started to smell and produce a sweat like substance (it's like sweat except it never goes away and it leaves white stains in my underwear where my scrotum is near the fabric,
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok may be you are from from skin infections
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Dear sir please elaborate your symptoms, history, treatment and investigations done.
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FAQs

Betamethasone

Q. How does Betamethasone work?

Betamethasone works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness, and pain.

Q. Is Betamethasone safe to use?

Betamethasone is safe to use when used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Furthermore, you should not take Betamethasone if you have an infection and have not yet started medicine (e.g., antibiotics) to treat it.

Q. Does Betamethasone cause hair loss?

No, Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. In fact, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking Betamethasone.

Q. Does Betamethasone cause weight gain?

Yes, Betamethasone can cause weight gain, especially when taken for a long time or repeated short courses on high doses. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Betamethasone.

Q. Is Betamethasone over the counter medicine?

No, Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Is Betamethasone a steroid?

Yes, Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids occur naturally in the body. They maintain health and well being. An increase in corticosteroids levels helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling) in the body. Along with these, many different conditions such as asthma, severe allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, etc. can be improved by the use of Betamethasone.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Betamethasone?

If you forget a dose of Betamethasone, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Fusidic Acid

Q. Is Fusidic Acid an antifungal or a steroid? What is it used for?

Fusidic Acid is neither an antifungal nor a steroid. It is an antibiotic that 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 Fusidic Acid?

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

Q. What precautions should I take while applying Fusidic Acid?

Fusidic Acid is meant to be applied only on the skin. Always wash your hands before applying the medicine. Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fusidic Acid. 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 Fusidic Acid 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 medicine may increase the risk of developing resistance to that medicine. Your body may develop resistance for Fusidic Acid too. Therefore, to prevent drug resistance, you should use Fusidic Acid in the right amount and for the duration recommended by the doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to stop using Fusidic Acid?

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

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References

  1. Betamethasone. Uxbridge, Middlesex: Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.; 1997 [revised 7 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Fusidic acid. Thornhill, Ontario: LEO Pharma Inc; 2008. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Betamethasone. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Fusidic acid. Hurley, Berkshire: Leo Laboratories Limited; 1983 [revised 10 Aug. 2018] (online) Available from:External Link

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