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Fusidic Acid Topical

Information

Uses

Fusidic Acid Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Fusidic Acid Topical is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

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

Available Medicine

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  • ₹44 to ₹130
    Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹44 to ₹89
    Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹44
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹80
    Dabur India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹80
    Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹84
    Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹44 to ₹117
    Albert David Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹84
    Talent Healthcare
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹100
    Panzer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹43 to ₹90
    AGIO Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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

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

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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 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)