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Composition for FUTOP B

Betamethasone Topical(0.1%),Fusidic Acid Topical(2%)

food interaction for FUTOP B

alcohol interaction for FUTOP B

pregnancy interaction for FUTOP B

lactation interaction for FUTOP B

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Futop b 0.1%/2% 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.
Futop b 0.1%/2% cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Betamethasone Topical(0.1%)


Betamethasone topical is used to treat skin problems like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet.

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by decreasing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause swelling, redness, and itching, thereby relieving the symptoms associated with skin conditions. 

Common side effects

Acne, Bruise, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dry skin, Inflammation of hair follicles, Rash, Itching, Lightening of skin color
Fusidic Acid Topical(2%)


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 FUTOP B

Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or any type of skin infection. 
Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
Do not use betamethasone topical for more than 2 weeks and inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 weeks of use.
Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body as it may affect your hormones.
Exercise caution when using in children as excessive usage of cream may affect their growth and development. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless indicated by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 

Frequently asked questions for FUTOP B

Betamethasone Topical

Q. Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product.

Q. Does betamethasone topical lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone topical may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor’s advice.
Q. Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet.
Q. Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem.
Q. Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)