Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
10g Ointment in Tube
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Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm is an antibiotic ointment with a steroidal combination. It is only used to treat skin infections primarily resulting from the presence and action of bacteria. The generic name of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm is Fusidic Acid.
Uses of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
The uses of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm include the treatment of sores on children's face (impetigo); folliculitis (infected hair follicle); nail infections and barber's itch (sycosis barbae). It is also used for the remediation of bacterial skin infections that cause browning of the skin or scaly patches along with spots, cuts, grazes of skin inflammations which get infected by bacteria can be cured too.
Contraindications of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
The dosage of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm should not be used if you had allergic reactions on its previous usage or you had or have allergic reactions to Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm or its constituents.
Side effects of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
The side effects that may arise after applying Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm are: burning sensation, irritation, rashes, reddening, itching or swelling at the site of application. Sometimes, you might also experience a stinging sensation. Hives and skin blistering are also possible side effects.
Precautions and Warnings of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
Can I apply the medicine during pregnancy?
Administration of the medicine during pregnancy should only be done after consulting your healthcare provider. Enough data about the ill effects of the use of the ointment during pregnancy has not been reported yet.
Can I apply the medicine while breastfeeding?
Yes, you can apply the medicine when you are breastfeeding. Make sure that you either do not apply it on your breasts or clean the ointment off completely before feeding your baby. It should not get inside the mouth or eyes of the baby too.
Can I drive if I have applied the medicine?
It is generally safe to drive after the application of the medicine. In case you experience dizziness after the application of the medicine, do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Not enough data are available about the consumption of alcohol after the application of the medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
It is important to know that the medicine is meant for external application only. Please be careful while applying the ointment on your or your child's face. Do not let the product enter the mouth or the eyes. Use the the medicine only for the recommended amount of time and dose only. Please do not continue using the ointment after the infection has been cured.
Mode of Action of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
How Does It Work?
The composition of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm is known to stop the formation of proteins in the bacteria cell. Without protein formation, the growth of the bacteria stops and, eventually, the bacteria die.
Directions for Use of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
Firstly, it is essential that you wash your hands before applying the ointment. Now, take a small amount of the ointment on your hand and apply it on the affected area. Be gentle and spread a thin layer of the ointment all over the infection. Make sure you also wash your hands after the application to avoid the spread of infection to other areas. In case of infection on the hand, do not wash off the ointment.
Interactions of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
Interactions with other medicines
Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm is not known to react with any other medicines, though it is best to inform your healthcare provider about any medicines or herbal supplements you are using before you start your treatment with Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm.
Interactions with food items
Interactions or reactions with any types of food are not known or reported as yet.
Other general Interactions
There are no known interactions with other medical conditions.
Storage and disposal of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm needs to be stored in a cool and dark place away from moisture; therefore, storing it in your bathroom cabinet may not be the best idea. Make sure you keep it away from the reach of kids.
Dosage of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm
The overdose of Fucidin 2% Oint 10gm with a single-time excess application is not known yet. It is meant for external application only. Therefore, please do not let it enter your eyes or mouth.
Missed a Dose
A missed application may be compensated by applying the ointment whenever you recall it. Please do not apply extra ointment to make up for the missed application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I give my physician before I start using the medicine?
A: It is necessary that you give all the details of your medical and surgical history to your healthcare provider along with any known allergies. Also, If you are taking any medical or herbal supplements.
Q: Around what temperature should I store the medicine?
A: The medicine should be stored anywhere between 15°C and 30°C.
Q: Can I recommend or share the medicine with my friend, who is also having symptoms similar to me?
A: Please do not share this medicinal ointment with anyone. Even though they show the same symptoms, it is necessary for them to consult their doctor before using the medicine.
Q: Can the medicine be used for kids and adult?
A: Yes, the medicine can be used for people of all ages.
Q: What should I do if in case some of the medicine gets into my eye?
A: Please wash your eyes thoroughly with some cold running water. You may even need an eyewash to clean your eyes. If in case you continue to feel a stinging sensation in your eyes after washing, please report to the hospital.
Q: I noticed some nappy rashes on my baby's skin. Can I use the medicine to treat the rash?
A: The medicine is only meant for the remediation of bacterial infections. If you do not know the type of pathogen causing the infection, please use the medicine only after consulting the doctor.
Q: How many times in a day should I apply the medicine?
A: You can apply the medicine two to three times in a day to see the best results. Follow your doctor's instructions if they say otherwise.
Q: The seal of the ointment I purchased seems to be broken. Should I use it anyway?
A: Never use a product if its seal is broken at the time of purchase. Please buy a new packet, which is sealed and report this issue.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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