Fucidin Ointment 5gm
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
5g Ointment in Tube
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Fucidin Ointment 5gm is an antibiotic ointment which also contains some amount of steroids. It helps to treat infections caused by certain bacteria on the skin.
Uses of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
- Sycosis barbae (Barber's itch)
- Infected dermatitis (infected skin inflammation)
- Erythrasma (infection with brown and scaly patches on the skin)
- Infections in the nails
- Cuts, spots and grazes that have been infected
Contraindications of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
Fucidin Ointment 5gm should not be used if you had a previous allergic reaction to the application of the cream. Please let the doctor know this information when they prescribe Fucidin Ointment 5gm to you.
Side effects of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
- At the site of application, you may experience irritation, pain, redness, stinging or burning sensations.
- Itching is also a common side effect.
- Fucidin Ointment 5gm side-effect may also include rashes and hives.
- There is a chance of skin swelling and blistering also.
Precautions and Warnings of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
Can I apply Fucidin Ointment 5gm during pregnancy?
Enough information or research about the use of Fucidin Ointment 5gm during pregnancy in case of human is not known yet. Therefore, it is best to consult your doctor before using Fucidin Ointment 5gm if you are pregnant.
Can I apply Fucidin Ointment 5gm while breastfeeding?
The use of Fucidin Ointment 5gm is considered overall safe overall while you are lactating. You must be careful to not apply the ointment on or near your breasts. In case if you need to use it on the breast, then please wash the area thoroughly before feeding your baby, as it may cause harm once it enters inside your baby's mouth.
Can I drive if I have applied Fucidin Ointment 5gm?
Enough data about the use of Fucidin Ointment 5gm while driving is not yet available. In case if you feel dizzy, please do not drive, though it may not affect your ability to driving much.
Can I consume alcohol with Fucidin Ointment 5gm?
Not enough information is yet available about the consumption of alcohol with the application of Fucidin Ointment 5gm. It is best to speak to your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Please do not get the ointment in your eye. Apply the ointment carefully while using it on your face.
- Use the ointment only for the prescribed duration. Do not continue using the Fucidin Ointment 5gm for a long time. Also, use a small amount of the ointment at a time.
Mode of Action of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
How Does It Work?
Fucidin Ointment 5gm composition stops the bacteria from synthesizing its proteins. Without proteins, the bacteria are unable to grow. Hence, the bacteria dies, and you are cured.
Directions for Use of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
- Firstly, wash your hands with water and make sure they are absolutely clean.
- Take a small amount of cream and gently apply it on the infected area. Spread it with your finger.
- Once the entire area of infection is covered, wash your hands again.
- If in case the infection is on your hands, do not wash off the applied cream.
Interactions of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
Interactions with other medicines
No interactions with other drugs have been known or reported so far.
Interactions with food items
Interactions of Fucidin Ointment 5gm with any foods are not known yet. Therefore, it is safe to consume all foods when you have applied the product on your skin.
Other general Interactions
No interactions with other medical conditions have been known or reported so far.
Storage and disposal of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
It is best to store Fucidin Ointment 5gm at room temperature in a cool and dry place, away from moisture. Keep it in a dark area, such that direct light does not fall on it. Make sure; your kids cannot reach the Fucidin Ointment 5gm storage area.
Dosage of Fucidin Ointment 5gm
Excess application of Fucidin Ointment 5gm at one time may not harm you as such. In case if you swallow the cream, please consult the doctor. If you observe any symptoms, please report to the hospital immediately.
Missed a Dose
A missed dose may be applied when you remember. Please do not apply extra Fucidin Ointment 5gm to compensate for the missed application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use this ointment for the nappy rash on my baby's skin?
A: Fucidin Ointment 5gm is used to treat only bacterial infections. If you are not clear of the type of the nappy rash on your baby's skin, then please consult the paediatrician and only then use the product.
Q: Is the use of Fucidin Ointment 5gm okay for the bacterial infection on my child's hand?
A: Yes, Fucidin Ointment 5gm can be used for children and adults alike.
Q: What do I do if I accidentally got some of the Fucidin Ointment 5gm in my eye?
A: Wash your eye thoroughly with clean and cold water. If possible, use an eyewash also. Your eye may sting a little. If the stinging sensation continues even after washing thoroughly, it is better to consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Q: How many times should I apply the Fucidin Ointment 5gm?
A: Apply Fucidin Ointment 5gm dosage for 2-3 times a day generally. In case if the doctor prescribes something else, then do as the doctor says.
Q: What information should I give my physician before using the Fucidin Ointment 5gm?
A: Tell the doctor if you are allergic to the Fucidin Ointment 5gm usage or any other products which are applied on the skin. Also, give detailed information about your medical history and let him/her know about any surgeries you may have undergone. Do not forget to tell them about the herbal supplements or any other medicines you are using.
Q: When I purchased the Fucidin Ointment 5gm, the seal of the tube was already open. Should I use this product?
A: Please do not use the product if the seal of the tube has been opened beforehand. Please return the product and buy another fresh tube which has been sealed pack.
Q: Can I give Fucidin Ointment 5gm to my friend experiencing the same symptoms as me?
A: Please do not give the Fucidin Ointment 5gm to anyone else without consulting them to the doctor. Even though you have similar symptoms, it's not necessary that both of you are infected by the same pathogen.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:37 PM (IST)
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