Information about Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid
Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid Uses
Hydrocortisone+Fusidic Acid is used in the treatment of skin infections.
How Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid works
Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid is a combination of three medicines: Hydrocortisone and Fusidic Acid which treat skin infections. Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Fusidic Acid is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Common side effects of Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid
Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
Expert advice for Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid
- Hydrocortisone + Fusidic Acid must be applied as a thin layer on the affected area as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
- Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well.
- Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
- 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.
- Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2-4 weeks of treatment.