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Sodium Fusidate



Sodium fusidate is used to treat skin infections like impetigo (a weeping, swollen and crusty patch of skin), infected dermatitis, osteomyelitis (bone infections), sycosis (inflammation of hair follicles, especially beard; also known as barber’s itch), infected cuts and grazes.

How it works

Sodium fusidate is a steroid antibiotic which works primarily by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis.

Common side effects

Rash, Application site irritation, Blisters on skin, Conjunctival inflammation, Dry skin, Itching, Skin swelling


Expert advice

  • Do not use sodium fusidate and consult your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid, sodium fusidate or any other ingredient in the medicine.
  • Avoid using sodium fusidate if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Take special precaution if you are going to apply this medicine near your eyes or the eyes of a child.

Frequently asked questions

Sodium Fusidate

Q. Is fusidic acid and sodium fusidate same?
Sodium fusidate is salt of fusidic acid used topically to treat skin infections.

Q. Is sodium fusidate a penicillin/antibiotic/steroid?
 Sodium fusidate is a steroid antibiotic.
Q. Is fusidic acid good for acne/ spots/ cold sores/ thrush/ boils/ impetigo/ ringworm infections/ athlete’s foot/ redness/ herpes infection?
Sodium fusidate is used to treat skin infections like impetigo, infected dermatitis and infected cuts and grazes. It can also be used as an adjuvant therapy in acne.
Q. Is fusidic acid available over the counter?
No fusidic acid is not available as over the counter medication.
Q. Is fusidic acid safe for babies?
Fusidic is not safe for babies. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

Content on this page was last updated on 14 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)