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food interaction for FUSIWAL-B

alcohol interaction for FUSIWAL-B

pregnancy interaction for FUSIWAL-B

lactation interaction for FUSIWAL-B

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Fusiwal-b 0.025% w/w/2% w/w cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Fusiwal-b 0.025% w/w/2% w/w cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Beclometasone Topical(0.025% w/w)


Beclometasone topical is used to treat itching, oozing, crusting, dryness associated with skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Skin redness, Skin thinning, Urticaria
Fusidic Acid Topical(2% w/w)


Fusidic acid topical is used alone or in combination with systemic therapy to treat conditions such as impetigo (weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin), infected dermatitis (inflammation of the skin and spots), infected cuts and grazes and irritation and bacterial conjunctivitis (redness in the membrane covering the eye).

How it works

Fusidic acid belongs to the class of medications called as bacteriostatic antibiotics. It inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Application site irritation, Application site reaction, Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Itching, Dryness, Soreness, Tingling sensation


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Expert advice for FUSIWAL-B

You may need to apply the cream under an airtight dressing for certain duration of therapy, as recommended by your doctor. 
As per your doctor’s advice, if the cream is applied on the face then there is no need of the dressing as the face skin thins easily.
Do not mix with any other creams or ointments.
Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 to 4 weeks of applying the cream.
Exercise caution when used in children, as the treatment should not last for more than 5 days, unless instructed by your doctor. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Inform your doctor immediately in case you swallow the cream.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for FUSIWAL-B

Beclometasone Topical

 Q.How long can I use beclomethasone topical?
The duration should not be more than 4 weeks without consulting your doctor.

Q.Is beclometasone topical safe?
Beclometasone topical is safe if used for the prescribed duration, at a prescribed dose as advised by your doctor.

Fusidic Acid Topical

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 fusidic acid 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. How long does fusidic acid take to work?
You should see results after a few days of fusidic acid 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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)