Fucidin Cream 5gm
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
5g Cream in Tube
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Fucidin Cream 5gm is an antibiotic medicine. The formula of this medicine contains both steroid and antibiotic.
Uses of Fucidin Cream 5gm
Fucidin Cream 5gm uses are treating bacterial infections that affect the skin. They are prescribed as the local treatment for infections like impetigo (a crusty and swollen patch on the skin), erythrasma (brown, scaly patches on the skin due to a bacterial infection), infection of the nails, and sycosis barbae, also known as the barber’s itch. It is also used to treat infected cuts, infected dermatitis (inflamed skin), infected spots and grazes.
Contraindications of Fucidin Cream 5gm
This medicine is contraindicated in people who develop allergic reactions to fusidic acid, the main component of the medicine or to other ingredients in the Fucidin Cream 5gm composition.
Side effects of Fucidin Cream 5gm
- Breathing difficulties, swelling in the throat or on the face, and a severe rash on the skin are important symptoms that you should look out for. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.read less
- Other Fucidin Cream 5gm side effects include eczema, stinging and burning sensation, rashes and redness. Conjunctivitis, blisters and hives are rare Fucidin Cream 5gm side effects.
Precautions and Warnings of Fucidin Cream 5gm
Can I take Fucidin Cream 5gm during pregnancy?
There are no reports that indicate the safety of Fucidin Cream 5gm in pregnant women. Use Fucidin Cream 5gm only if prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take Fucidin Cream 5gm while breastfeeding?
If you are a breastfeeding mom, do not apply the cream anywhere near your breasts. If you need to use the cream on your breast area for the skin infection, wash your breasts thoroughly before you feed the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Fucidin Cream 5gm?
Fucidin Cream 5gm does not cause any changes in your ability to use machinery or drive. However, if you feel lightheaded or dizzy, do not drive. Let your doctor know about the lightheadedness.
Can I consume alcohol with Fucidin Cream 5gm?
Reports on the interaction between Fucidin Cream 5gm and alcohol are unavailable.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Use the cream for only as long as mentioned in your prescription. Do not overuse or extend the use of medicine.
Mode of Action of Fucidin Cream 5gm
How Does It Work?
Fucidin Cream 5gm treats bacterial infections by inhibiting the step of protein synthesis in bacterial cells. This further affects the growth of bacteria.
Directions for Use of Fucidin Cream 5gm
The cream has to be used for about three to four times a day. However, follow your doctor's instructions on using the medicine. Apply it gently on the skin. Cover the area with a dressing or a bandage if advised by your doctor. For babies, you can use a nappy as a dressing.
Interactions of Fucidin Cream 5gm
Interactions with other medicines
Data is unavailable to prove that Fucidin Cream 5gm reacts with other medications. However, provide your doctor with a list of drugs, supplements and herbs you have to take along with Fucidin Cream 5gm or you have taken recently.
Interactions with food items
There is no evidence to prove any interactions between Fucidin Cream 5gm and food.
Other general Interactions
There is no available data indicating any interactions in people using Fucidin Cream 5gm diagnosed with medical conditions.
Storage and disposal of Fucidin Cream 5gm
Keep the medicine out of children's reach. Do not store the medicine in the bathroom. Keep the cream at room temperature ranging between 15 to 30 ?C. Keep the cream away from moisture and light. Do not discard the used or expired tube via household wastes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for proper instructions on discarding the medicine correctly.
Dosage of Fucidin Cream 5gm
Applying the cream in excess amounts might mostly not cause any harmful effects.
Missed a Dose
Apply the cream as soon as you remember that you have forgotten to apply it before. Keep a count of how many times you apply the cream. Do not use it for more times than what your doctor has suggested to you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I have irritation in my eyes after using Fucidin Cream 5gm. Can I continue to use Fucidin Cream 5gm?
A: Conjunctivitis is a rare Fucidin Cream 5gm side effect. Confirm with a doctor if the irritation is due to conjunctivitis. Inform your doctor about the reaction and avoid using the cream near your eye area. Discontinue using the cream only if advised by your doctor.
Q: What is the active ingredient in Fucidin Cream 5gm?
A: Fusidic acid is the active componenet of Fucidin Cream 5gm composition.
Q: Can I apply the cream near the child's eye?
A: Yes. However, be extra careful while applying the cream around your child's eye. If the cream enters the eye accidentally, wash the eyes with cold water right away.
Q: I had skin allergies in the past. Can I still use Fucidin Cream 5gm?
A: Give your doctor a detailed medical history about your allergies and medications. Also, inform him of the reactions that appeared on your skin during the allergic reaction. The doctor will prescribe the medicine to you accordingly.
Q: How do I use the cream?
A: Remove the cap of the tube. Push the spike located in the cap into the seal of the tube gently. Apply the cream on the affected area gently or as advised by your doctor.
Q: Will Fucidin Cream 5gm interact with nutritional supplements?
A: There are no reports to prove that Fucidin Cream 5gm has interactions with supplements or medicines. However, inform your doctor about the supplements.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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