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Bactafuz Cream 5gm

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Fusidic Acid(2.0 %)
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Medical Description

Bactafuz cream is a topical antibiotic medicine containing fusidic acid as its main component. It is used in treating skin infections (like eczema or dermatitis) caused by microorganisms like bacteria...
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    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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    Quick Summary

Uses of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

  • Bactafuz cream is used as a local treatment for treating skin bacterial infections like sycosis barbae, impetigo, nail infection and folliculitis.
  • It is also beneficial in treating grazes, infected dermatitis, spots and cuts.

Contraindications of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

If you are allergic to fusidic acid or any other ingredients of Bactafuz cream.

Side effects of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

  • Irritation at the site of application.
  • Itching, rashes or hives.
  • Pain or burning sensation at the area of application.
  • Skin blistering, swelling, reddening and stinging sensation.

Precautions and Warnings of Bactafuz Cream 5gm



Can I use the Bactafuz cream during pregnancy?
Bactafuz cream should be used only under medical recommendations as there is limited safety information available. In case you are prescribed this medicine, avoid using it in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.

Breast Feeding

Can I use the Bactafuz cream while breastfeeding?
There is limited information available on the use of the Bactafuz cream in a breastfeeding woman. However, caution should be exercised while using this medicine and you should avoid using it on the breast or areas near the breast or any large area of the body for a prolonged duration.


Can I drive if I have applied the Bactafuz cream?
Bactafuz cream is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with the Bactafuz cream?
There is no direct interaction between alcohol and Bactafuz cream. However, alcohol is known to worsen infection and inflammation; it's better to avoid consuming alcohol when you are prescribed this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop any skin reaction or do not notice any improvement after using the Bactafuz cream.
  • Bactafuz cream is meant for external applications only.
  • Be careful while applying the ointment on your face as it gets inside your mouth or eyes.
  • Apply the ointment only for the prescribed time. Do not use it after the infection has been cured.
  • Use only small amounts of the Bactafuz, a large amount of ointment is not recommended to the application.

Mode of Action of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

How Does It Work?

Bactafuz cream inhibits the process of protein formation in bacterial cells. Therefore, the bacteria are unable to grow. This finally leads to the death of bacteria and the infection is cured.

Directions for Use of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

  • Before applying the Bactafuz cream, make sure your hands are washed clean.
  • Take a little bit of the cream on your clean hand and apply it to the affected area gently. Spread the cream all over the area evenly in a thin layer.
  • Rewash your hands after applying the cream, so that you don't spread the infection to other areas of the body.

Interactions of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

Interactions with other medicines

  • Since the Bactafuz cream is to be used externally on the skin it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for t...
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  • Especially, any other topical creams or ointments.

Storage and disposal of Bactafuz Cream 5gm

  • Store the Bactafuz cream at room temperature below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine out of children's reach.

Dosage of Bactafuz Cream 5gm


As Bactafuz cream is meant for external application, cases of an overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have o...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying Bactafuz cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over apply this medicine just to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Bactafuz cream be used for the elderly and children?

A: Bactafuz cream can be used to treat bacterial infections in everyone, irrespective of age. Use it under medical supervision only.

Q: What information do I need to share with my healthcare provider before I start using the Bactafuz cream?

  • Inform your healthcare provider about any allergies or reactions you might have with any medication or with Bactafuz cream.
  • Also, give a complete medical history to the doctor and let them know about any surgeries you had in the past. Tell them about any herbal or medical supplements you may be taking presently.

Q: I noticed a rash on my child's skin and I am unsure of the type of the rash. Can I use Bactafuz cream to treat it?

A: If you are unsure about the type of infection that caused the rash on your child's skin, please do not use Bactafuz cream, as it is specifically meant to treat bacterial infections only.


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ContainsFusidic Acid(2.0 %)
UsesBacterial skin infections
Side effectsApplication site reactions
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 03:43 PM (IST)
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