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      FUCIBET 15GM CREAM

      Fucibet 15GM cream
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Fucibet 15GM cream is a combination medicine used to treat allergic skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, steroid-responsive dermatoses, impetigo (crusty and swollen oatches on skin). Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of itchiness, swelling, inflammation and cracked skin and may lead to intense itching and scratching of the skin. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches on the elbows, knees, scalp, chest and other parts of the body. This cream is used in treating inflammation of skin, infections of skin surrounding the fingernails or toenails, infections of bearded skin mostly caused by Staphylococcus species. It works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that cause itching, swelling and irritation. However, the uses of this cream mentioned here are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Fucibet 15GM cream are Betamethasone (1Mg) and Fusidic acid (20Mg)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Fucibet cream is a combination medicine, used to treat allergic skin conditions. Beclometasone is a steroid which works by blocking the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that cause pain and make red, swollen and itchy. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that involves in inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 30S ribosomes, eventually killing the bacteria by damaging DNA.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Fucibet cream:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the cream
      • Caution:
      • Active untreated infection
      • Open wounds and broken skin
      • Children less than 2 years of age
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      • Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and mucous membranes
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Fucibet cream. It is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Itching at the application site
      • Slight burning
      • Redness
      • Peeling
      • Blistering
      • Skin rash
      • Stinging
      • Dry skin
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Use Fucibet cream as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this cream for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount prescribed even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the fungus to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.
      Before application wash with warm water and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of this cream 2 times daily or as advised by your doctor and gently rub. Avoid getting this cream in contact with open wounds, eyes, mouth and nose.

      Overdosage

      Avoid using Fucibet cream more than required. An overdose is extremely unlikely with this cream since it is only for external use. Internal consumption of medicine leads to harmful side effects. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after using the medicine, promptly seek medical attention. Symptoms of over dose may include:

      • Burning sensation
      • Severe itching
      • Paraesthesia of skin
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use Fucibet cream on the advice of your medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the cream may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this cream for renal patients, consult your doctor if you have renal problems and stay on the safe side.

      Liver:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this cream for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have liver problems and stay on the safe side.

      Pregnancy:

      Fucibet cream is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on fetus; however, there are limited human studies. Though it is a topic preparation, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this cream.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is not considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before using the cream.

      Alcohol:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the interaction of this cream with alcohol, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Driving:

      This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this cream, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Food:

      There are no known food interactions with this cream.

      Drug Interactions:

      There are no known drug interactions with Fucibet cream. Check with your medical professional about all the possible interactions of other topical corticosteroids or drugs you’re taking.

      Precautions
      • Do not use the open bottle for more than one month
      • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to avoid contamination
      • Do not use this medication for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Betamethasone for:

      It is a potent glucocorticoid. It is used to ease allergy signs. It is used to treat Addisons disease. It is used to treat arthritis. It is used to treat asthma. It is used to treat brain swelling. It is used to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is used to treat swelling in parts of the body. It is used to treat leukemia. It is used to treat lymphoma. It is used to treat organ transplant. It is used to treat sarcoidosis. It is used to treat skin rashes. It is used to treat spinal cord injuries. It is used to treat ulcerative colitis. It is used to help mature the babys lungs. It is given to pregnant women who may deliver early.

      How does Betamethasone work:

      Betamethasone replaces a chemical made in the body. It lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen. It stops or lowers irritation and swelling. It lowers the bodys harmful response to diseases of the immune system. In pregnant women, it helps make the babys lungs stronger.

      How should Betamethasone be used:

      Take Betamethasone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - If you are taking Betamethasone for a prolonged period of time, it is important that you do not stop it suddenly. - Your doctor will advise you about reducing the dosing gradually. - Take Betamethasone with food or after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

      Common side effects of Betamethasone :

      Oral: High blood sugar. This most often goes back to normal when drug is stopped. Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Weight gain. Change in body fat. Weak bones with long-term use. Muscle weakness. Mood changes. Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth). Cataracts or glaucoma with long-term use. For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge. - Skin: - Skin irritation.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

      What precautions should I take when taking Betamethasone :

      Alert your doctor if you have any of these conditions: - heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease. - diabetes. - gastric problems, especially ulcers or blockages. - myasthenia gravis. - epilepsy (seizures or fits). - fungal infection, chicken pox or herpes infection. - depression or other mood. -disorders. - recent heart attack. Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Betamethasone. Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Betamethasone.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Trouble breathing. Very upset stomach or throwing up. A big weight gain. Very bad skin irritation. Sudden change in eyesight. If you have been exposed to chickenpox and have not had chickenpox or had a chickenpox vaccine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Betamethasone with other medicines:

      Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - antifungals such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, amphotericin B. - antibiotics. - diabetes medicines. - heart or blood pressure pills such as digoxin, verapamil, diltiazem. - ciclosporin. - birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy containing oestrogen. - TB medicine such as rifampicin. - phenytoin (epilepsy medicine) - painkillers such as naproxen, mefenamic acid, aspirin. - blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Betamethasone :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations, Corticosteroid Hormones


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Fucibet 15GM cream?

      It is a combination medicine used to treat allergic skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, steroid-responsive dermatoses, impetigo (crusty and swollen oatches on skin). Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of itchiness, swelling, inflammation and cracked skin and may lead to intense itching and scratching of the skin. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches on the elbows, knees, scalp, chest and other parts of the body. This cream is used in treating inflammation of skin, infections of skin surrounding the fingernails or toenails, infections of bearded skin mostly caused by Staphylococcus species. It works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that cause itching, swelling and irritation.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Fucibet 15GM cream?

      The cream is well tolerated when used in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include itching at the application site, slight burning, redness, peeling, blistering, skin rash, stinging, dry skin. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration.

      Q3. Should we use Fucibet 15GM cream with food or without food?

      Usage of the cream does not depend on food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while using the Fucibet 15GM cream?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before using this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients who are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients used in the cream, open wounds and broken skin, children less than 2 years of age, active untreated infection, pregnancy and lactation. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

      Q5. Does Fucibet 15GM cream make you sleepy?

      This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this cream, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Q6. Is Fucibet 15GM cream harmful? What does an overdose of Fucibet 15GM cream lead to?

      This medicine is usually well tolerated when used in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to burning sensation, severe itching, paraesthesia of skin.

      Q7. Can I use Fucibet 15GM cream during pregnancy?

      It is generally considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on fetus; however, there are limited human studies. Though it is a topic preparation, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this cream.

      Q8. Can Fucibet 15GM cream be used without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not use the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Fucibet 15GM cream?

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the interaction of this cream with alcohol, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Q10. How to store Fucibet 15GM cream?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the cream according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q12. Can we give Fucibet 15GM cream to children?

      If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Fucibet 15GM cream?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically determined. You will start to feel better in 1-2 days after using the cream. But continue to use the cream until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Fucibet 15GM cream last?

      The duration for which this medicine remains active on the body is not clinically determined.

      Q15. Can we use Fucibet 15GM cream daily?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I use the Fucibet 15GM cream?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I use Fucibet 15GM cream?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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      SUN PHARMA

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      SUN PHARMA

      aceme plaza,andheri-kurla road,andheri east mumbai-400059

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