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SIOFIN 20MG OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 117 for 1 tube(s) (10 GM ointment each)
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Composition for SIOFIN

Fusidic Acid Topical(20mg)

food interaction for SIOFIN

alcohol interaction for SIOFIN

pregnancy interaction for SIOFIN

lactation interaction for SIOFIN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Siofin 20mg ointment at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Siofin 20mg ointment is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
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Siofin 20mg ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for SIOFIN

Fusidic Acid Topical(20mg)

Uses

Siofin 20mg ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

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

SUBSTITUTES for SIOFIN

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  • FUSIDERM 20MG OINTMENT
    (10 GM ointment in tube)
    Indi Pharma
    Rs. 8.17/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 81.70
    save 30% more per GM of ointment
  • FUSIDERM 20MG OINTMENT
    (5 GM ointment in tube)
    Indi Pharma
    Rs. 9.50/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 47.50
    save 19% more per GM of ointment
  • FUSEAL 20MG OINTMENT
    (5 GM ointment in tube)
    Organic Laboratories
    Rs. 10.78/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 53.90
    save 8% more per GM of ointment
  • FUSITOP 20MG OINTMENT
    (10 GM ointment in tube)
    Hygeia Pharmaceuticals
    Rs. 5.55/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 55.52
    save 53% more per GM of ointment

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Expert advice for SIOFIN

  • This medicine is only for external use.
  • 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.
  • Always wash your hands before using eye drops.
  • Do not wear any type of contact lenses while using eye drops.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to fusidic acid or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for SIOFIN

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 14 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)