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      FUCIDIN 5GM CREAM

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      1 Units/pack

      MRP 51.16

      Inclusive of all Taxes

      FLAT 20% OFF On bills above 1000.0
      FUCIDIN 5GM CREAM

      Fucidin 5GM cream
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Fucidin 5GM cream is an antibiotic medicine used to treat various types of bacterial infections of skin and hair follicles. This cream is used in prescribed for treating skin infections, infected cuts or abrasions caused by bacteria especially in children, impetigo (a skin infection caused by bacteria, cuts or abrasions causing red, itchy sores or blisters which can rupture and ooze), folliculitis (a condition where the hair follicles are inflamed due to bacterial infection causing itchy or painful red bumps or white pimples around the base of the hair follicle). This medicine inhibits the growth of microorganisms that cause infections and reduce swelling, redness and itchiness due to infections. 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 ingredient of Fucidin 5GM cream is Fusidic Acid (20 MG)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      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 Fucidin 5GM cream:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the cream
      • Caution:
      • Open wounds and broken skin
      • Chronic application
      • Children less than 12 years of age
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      • Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and mucous membranes
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Fucidin 5GM cream 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
      • Skin thinning
      • Dry skin
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Use Fucidin 5GM 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 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. Do not cover the application area with bandages unless instructed by your doctor. Avoid getting this cream in contact with open wounds, eyes, mouth and nose.

      Overdosage

      Avoid using Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM 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:

      This cream is 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 topical preparation, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this cream.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is 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:

      Interaction of alcohol with this cream is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after using the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      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 Fucidin 5GM 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 medicine past the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      • For external use only
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Fusidic Acid for:

      It is used to treat bacterial infections

      How does Fusidic Acid work:

      Fusidic acid works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.

      How should Fusidic Acid be used:

      To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Wash your hands before and after use.

      Common side effects of Fusidic Acid :

      Skin irritation. Blurred eyesight. Use care when driving or doing other tasks that call for clear eyesight.

      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. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Fusidic Acid :

      If you have an allergy to fusidic acid or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs

      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. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Fusidic Acid with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Fusidic Acid :

      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

      Other Antibiotics, Topical Antibiotics, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Fucidin 5GM cream?

      It is an antibiotic medicine used to treat various types of bacterial infections of skin and hair follicles. This cream is used in prescribed for treating skin infections, infected cuts or abrasions caused by bacteria especially in children, impetigo (a skin infection caused by bacteria, cuts or abrasions causing red, itchy sores or blisters which can rupture and ooze), folliculitis (a condition where the hair follicles are inflamed due to bacterial infection causing itchy or painful red bumps or white pimples around the base of the hair follicle). This medicine inhibits the growth of microorganisms that cause infections and reduce swelling, redness and itchiness due to infections.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Fucidin 5GM 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, skin thinning, 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 Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM 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, chronic application, open wounds and broken skin, children less than 2 years of age, pregnancy and lactation. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

      Q5. Does Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM cream harmful? What does an overdose of Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM cream during pregnancy?

      This cream is 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 topical preparation, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this cream.

      Q8. Can Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM cream?

      Interaction of alcohol with this cream is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after using the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Q10. How to store Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM cream to children?

      This cream is not recommended for children below 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Fucidin 5GM cream?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action on the body 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 Fucidin 5GM cream last?

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

      Q15. Can we use Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM 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 Fucidin 5GM 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.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      SUN PHARMA

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

      Packed By

      SUN PHARMA

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

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        On prescription medicines, orders above Rs 1000 T & C

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