Fucidin Cream | Treat Skin Infections

Fucidin Cream | Treat Skin Infections
  • Fucidin Cream | Treat Skin Infections
  • Fucidin Cream | Treat Skin Infections

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Fucidin Cream | Treat Skin Infections

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  • Medication features

    Fucidin is an effective topical antibiotic cream, that clears up skin infections. Apply it 3-4 times a day for the best results. Ideal for both adults and children.

    • Fusidic acid cream
    • Multifaceted antibiotic medicine
    • Treats many bacterial skin infections
    • Prevents bacteria from growing and multiplying
    • Use 3-4 times a day for 7-10 days
    • It is generally well-tolerated


    Registered UK Pharmacy Number: 1039428

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Overview

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Fucidin Cream

Fucidin is an antibiotic cream that treats superficial skin infections caused by bacteria, such as impetigo (pyoderma), infected dermatitis (Atopic Eczema), and infected cuts and grazes. It contains fusidic acid 2%, which works by killing germs (bacteria) that cause these infections.

How does Fucidin/ Fusidic acid cream work?

Fusidic acid 2% is the active ingredient in Fucidin® cream. It's an antibiotic that effectively heals skin infections like cellulitis and impetigo (swollen, red, and painful skin), as well as eye infections like conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes). It works by stopping bacterial growth and preventing the spread of infection.

KeyPoints..

  • Fusidic acid works by killing bacteria on your skin.
  • Fusidic acid is available as a cream, ointment, eye drops, and tablets.
  • Fusidic acid cream is applied directly to the affected area of skin.

The usual course of treatment is 7-10 days. Generally well-tolerated, but it can cause side effects such as skin irritation, redness, and itching.

What Is Fucidin Cream Used For?

Fucidin 20 mg/g cream is a versatile antibacterial medication that effectively treats a wide range of bacterial skin infections. It is primarily used to treat eczema or atopic dermatitis, but it can also be used for other skin problems like impetigo and infected wounds.

Remember, it only works on bacterial infections and should not be used for viral or fungal infections. Always use this cream as instructed by your doctor.

✅ Fucidin 20 mg/g cream effectively treats skin infections caused by bacteria, including:

  • Infected eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis: Red, itchy, swollen patches, bumps, or pustules.
  • Impetigo: Blister-like sores, crusts, and red skin.
  • Infected hair follicles: Itchy, red bumps or pustules around hair follicles
  • Infected wounds: Redness, swelling, and pain in open wounds.
  • Infection around the nails: Redness, swelling, and pain around the nails.

❌ Fucidin Cream is not for:

  • Cold sores, thrush, or athlete's foot: Fucidin Cream is an antibacterial medicine and doesn't work against viruses or fungal infections.
  • Boils, cysts, warts, or verrucas: These skin problems need different treatments and shouldn't be treated with Fucidin Cream.
  • Acne: Fucidin Cream isn't designed to treat acne and may not be the best option.

Fucidin Cream Patients Leaflet

Fucidin and Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Fertility

In most cases, Fucidin cream, ointment, or eye drops are safe for pregnant, breastfeeding, or women trying to conceive. A tiny amount reaches the baby, but it doesn't cause any harm. When using the cream or ointment, make sure the baby doesn't touch the treated areas.

Wash your hands well before picking up your baby. If you apply it to your nipples area, wash them off before breastfeeding. There is no evidence that fusidic acid 2%, the active ingredient in Fucidin, harms the baby or reduces fertility in men or women.

⚠️ If you have any concerns about using Fucidin during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or while trying to conceive, talk to your doctor.

Fucidin cream alternatives

There are many reasons why someone might need or want to use an alternative to Fucidin cream, such as allergies, ineffectiveness, side effects, antibiotic resistance, availability, or cost.

Alternative treatments for fucidin, depending on the type of infection being treated. Some of the most common alternatives are Fucidin H and Fucibet Cream.

Why Fucidin H?

Both Fucidin and Fucidin H cream are effective treatments for skin infections. Fucidin cream kills bacteria, but Fucidin H also helps stop itching and swelling. It contains two active ingredients:

  1. Fusidic acid (2%): An antibiotic that kills bacteria that cause skin infections.
  2. Hydrocortisone acetate (1%): A corticosteroid that helps reduce inflammation and itching.

If you have a skin infection that is not itchy or swollen, Fucidin cream is usually enough. But if your skin infection is also itchy or swollen, Fucidin H cream is a better choice.

Why Fucibet Cream?

Fucibet is a topical corticosteroid-antibiotic combination medication used to treat infected eczema and dermatitis. It contains two active ingredients:

  1. Fusidic acid (2%): An antibiotic that kills bacteria that cause skin infections.
  2. Betamethasone valerate (0.1%): A corticosteroid that helps reduce inflammation and itching.

Fucibet is an effective treatment for infected skin conditions that are also causing discomfort. It is typically used for short-term treatment, and it should not be used for more than two weeks.

Other alternative  topical antibiotics:

There are a number of other topical antibiotics that can be used to treat skin infections, such as mupirocin, bacitracin, Bactroban, and clindamycin.

Antiseptic creams: Antiseptic creams can help to kill bacteria and reduce the risk of infection. Some common antiseptic creams include hydrogen peroxide cream and chlorhexidine gluconate cream.

Moisturizers: Moisturizers can help to keep the skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out and cracking. This can help to reduce the risk of infection.

Home remedies: Some home remedies that may be helpful for treating skin infections include honey, tea tree oil, and aloe vera gel.

Oral antibiotics (Antihistamine tablets): Oral antibiotics may be prescribed for more severe skin infections.

Fucidin 20 mg/g Cream Patients Leaflet

Author
NameMr Suhail Jamil
RoleSuperintendent Pharmacist
GPhc Number2069518

References

Fusidic Aacid Cream and Other-Medicines

https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/fusidic-acid/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4691801/

https://www.medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/fucidin-cream

Fucidin Cream Summary

Product NameFucidin 20 mg/g Cream
Medication Type Topical Antibiotic
Works byStopping bacterial growth and preventing the spread of infection.
Main ingredientActive Fucidic Acid 2%
Effective withinFew days
Available Pack size15g/30g
ManufacturerLeo Laboratories
Generic versionNo
Use with alcoholNo known issues
Other medicaton interactionsNo known interactions
For best result3-4 Times a day for 7-10 Days

Ashcroft Pharmacy UK Disclaimer:

While Ashcroft Pharmacy UK provides accurate and up-to-date information on health topics, it should not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Our information is for informational purposes only and may not cover all aspects of a particular health condition, medication, or treatment.

Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication, herbal remedy, or supplement. They can provide personalized guidance based on your individual needs and medical history.

Directions

What you need to know before using Fucidin Cream:

❌ Don't use Fucidin Cream if you're allergic to fusidic acid or any ingredients listed in section 6.

⚠️ Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse before using Fucidin Cream.

⚠️ Be extra careful when using the cream near your eyes or a child's eyes.

⚠️ Long-term or large-area use of Fucidin Cream may increase the risk of side effects and skin sensitivity.

❌ Avoid smoking or open flames while using Fucidin Cream. Fabrics that have been in contact with the cream may burn more easily and pose a fire hazard. Washing the fabrics can reduce but not eliminate the product buildup.

How to Apply Fucidin Cream?

  1. Follow your doctor's instructions: Always use Fucidin cream exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has prescribed.

  2. External use only: Fucidin cream is for external use only. Do not swallow it or apply it to open wounds or broken skin.

  3. Wash your hands: Before applying Fucidin cream, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

  4. Apply the cream: Gently rub a thin layer of Fucidin cream onto the affected skin area. Avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, and nose.

  5. Frequency of use: Typically, Fucidin cream is used 3-4 times daily. Follow your doctor's instructions regarding the exact dosage and frequency of application.

  6. The usual course of treatment is 7-10 days.

  7. Hand washing after application: Unless you're treating your hands, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after applying Fucidin cream.

  8. Eye contact: If you accidentally get Fucidin cream in your eye, rinse it immediately with cold water. If available, bathe your eye with eyewash. Consult your doctor if you experience any eye discomfort or vision problems.

Dressings: If your doctor advises covering the treated area with dressings or bandages, you may not need to apply Fucidin cream as frequently. A diaper on a baby may act as a dressing. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

Additional Information

  • If you accidentally apply too much cream or a small quantity is swallowed, it is unlikely to cause any harm.
  • If you forget to use Fucidin cream, apply it as soon as you remember. Then follow your regular application schedule.
  • If you have any further questions about using Fucidin cream, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5510.pdf

FAQ

  • Is Fucidin an antibiotic cream?

    Yes, Fucidin is a topical antibiotic cream that is used to treat a variety of skin infections, including impetigo, infected eczema, and infected dermatitis. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause these infections. Fucidin is available only by prescription.

  • Can I get Fucidin Cream Over the Counter?

    No, you cannot buy Fucidin cream over the counter. It is a prescription-only medication in most countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. This is because Fucidin contains fusidic acid, an antibiotic that can have serious side effects if used incorrectly.

  • What does Fucidin cream do?

    Fucidin Cream contains fucidic acid, an antibiotic that treats bacterial skin infections, such as:

    • Infected eczema: Eczema that has become infected with bacteria. This can cause the eczema to become more red, itchy, and painful.

    • Impetigo: A skin infection that causes red, sore patches of skin that may weep or crust over.

    • Infected dermatitis: Dermatitis that has become infected with bacteria. This can cause the dermatitis to become more red, swollen, and oozing.

    • Folliculitis: An inflammation of the hair follicles. This can cause pimples, pustules, or red, itchy bumps.
    • Sycosis barbae (barber's rash): A bacterial infection of the beard follicles. This can cause red, itchy bumps, pustules, and crusting on the face.
  • Can i buy antibiotic cream over the counter in the UK?

    In the UK, the majority of antibiotics cannot be bought over the counter without a prescription. This is due to the UK's strict regulations aimed at promoting responsible antibiotic use and addressing the growing concern of antibiotic resistance.

    As a result, a prescription from a qualified pharmacist, GP, or specialist is typically required for most antibiotic products.

    The availability of antibiotic creams over the counter varies depending on the country and the specific type of cream. In some countries, certain antibiotic creams, such as those containing bacitracin or neomycin, are available over the counter to treat minor skin infections like cuts, scrapes, and burns.

    However, other antibiotic creams, particularly those containing stronger antibiotics, may require a prescription- such as: Fucidin, Fucibet, Fucidin H.

  • Can I use Fucidin cream for face?

    Yes, Fucidin cream can be applied to the face. However, it's crucial to avoid contact with the eyes. If you accidentally get any cream in your eye, wash it out immediately with cold water. If you have eyewash, use it to further bathe your eye.

  • How long do I have to use Fusidic acid cream or ointment?

    Typically, fusidic acid cream or ointment is applied for 7 to 10 days. Continue using the medication for the full course of treatment, even if your symptoms improve. In some cases, treatment may continue for up to 14 days. Always follow your doctor's instructions and complete the full course of treatment.

  • How long does Fucidin take to work?

    You should notice an improvement in your skin condition after just a few days of using Fucidin. If you don't see any improvement after 7 days, or if your skin condition worsens, you should consult your doctor.

  • How often should I apply Fucidin cream?

    Fucidin cream should be applied to the affected area 3-4 times a day for 7-10 days. Don't use it for more often or for longer than recommended by your doctor.

  • Where Can I Buy Fucidin/Fucidic Acid Cream?

    Fucidin is a prescription-only medication in the UK, and you cannot buy it over the counter. However, You canOrder Fucidin/Fucidic Acid Cream Online at Lowest price, From £9.39 Only- through our UK-registered online pharmacy, Ashcroft Pharmacy. We offer a convenient and secure way to purchase Fucidin cream. You will just need to complete a short assessment.

    Once you've completed your assessment and checkout process, our in-house pharmacist will review your order to determine if the treatment suits you. If approved, our pharmacy team will prepare and send your medication to your provided address.

     

     

     

  • How long should I use Fucidin cream?

    You should continue to use Fucidin cream for the full 7-10 days, even if your symptoms improve before then. This is important to ensure that the infection is completely cleared. Ask your doctor for advice.

  • Other medicines and Fucidin

    There are no known interactions with other medications, herbal remedies, or supplements. However, it is always important to talk to your doctor before starting any new medication, including fusidic acid.

Side Effects

Like all medications, Fucidin cream may cause some side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Important Side Effects

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) side effects, as they could indicate a serious allergic reaction:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face or throat
  • Severe skin rash

Other Possible Side Effects

These side effects are less common (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

  • Irritation at the application site (including pain, burning, irritation, stinging, and skin redness)
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Eczema

Rare Side Effects

These side effects are very rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):

  • Conjunctivitis (eye inflammation)
  • Hives
  • Skin swelling
  • Blistering of the skin

If you experience any of these side effects, stop using Fucidin cream and consult with your doctor.

For more details about side effects please read Fucidin Patients Leaflet

Ingredients

Fucidin cream is a topical medication used to treat skin infections. Its primary active ingredient is fusidic acid, which effectively combats bacteria that cause these infections.

In addition to fusidic acid, Fucidin cream also contains a combination of other ingredients that contribute to its effectiveness and safe application. These include:

  • Butylhydroxyanisole (E320): A preservative that helps extend the shelf life of the cream.
  • Cetyl alcohol: A fatty alcohol that acts as an emollient, keeping the skin soft and hydrated.
  • Glycerol: A humectant that helps draw moisture to the skin, preventing dryness and irritation.

  • Liquid paraffin: A mineral oil that helps protect the skin and lock in moisture.
  • Polysorbate 60: A solubilizer that helps distribute the active ingredients evenly throughout the cream.
  • Potassium sorbate: A preservative that helps prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms.

  • Purified water: The base ingredient of the cream, providing a medium for the other ingredients to dissolve and interact.
  • All-rac-α-tocopherol (vitamin E): An antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Hydrochloric acid: A pH adjuster that helps maintain the acidity of the cream, ensuring its stability and effectiveness.
  • White soft paraffin: A mixture of hydrocarbons that acts as an emollient and occlusive, keeping the skin soft, hydrated, and protected from moisture loss.

This combination of ingredients makes Fucidin cream an effective and well-tolerated treatment for a variety of skin infections. The presence of fusidic acid ensures the elimination of bacteria, while the other ingredients support the healing process and prevent further irritation or dryness.

⚠️ For proper usage, kindly read all information provided on the packaging and in the Patient Information Leaflet.

Delivery

Once your order has been approved by our UK medical team it will be dispatched via Royal mail. All orders are sent using a tracked and signed for service.

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Estimated delivery within 2-3 working days. Excludes bank holidays. Not a guaranteed service.

Free delivery on orders over £50.

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