Question: Is fucidin a penicillin?

Sodium fusidate is an antibiotic. It can be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin. Space your doses out evenly over the day, and complete the full course of treatment.

What type of antibiotic is fucidin?

About fusidic acid Fusidic acid is an antibiotic. Its used to treat bacterial infections, such as skin infections including cellulitis and impetigo, and eye infections including conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes). Fusidic acid is only available on prescription. It comes as a cream, ointment, or eye drops.

What does fucidin cream contain?

Fucidin cream contains butylhydroxyanisole, cetyl alcohol and potassium sorbate. These excipients may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis). Butylhydroxyanisole may also cause irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes.

Can you put fucidin on an open wound?

Unless your doctor has told you to, you must not use Fucidin H cream on open wounds or sensitive areas such as the nostrils, ears, lips or genitals. Unless your doctor has told you to, you must not use Fucidin H cream on thin skin, skin ulcers, broken veins or acne. Adrenal suppression may occur.

What are fucidin tablets for?

Fucidin is indicated in the treatment of all staphylococcal infections due to susceptible organisms such as: cutaneous infections, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, septicaemia, wound infections, endocarditis, superinfected cystic fibrosis.

Does fusidic acid help spots?

Topical fusidic acid is occasionally used as a treatment for acne vulgaris. As a treatment for acne, fusidic acid is often partially effective at improving acne symptoms.

How much fucidin cream should I use?

Apply a small amount to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily for 7 to 14 days. If your doctor has directed you to cover the lesion with a gauze dressing, you may be directed to apply the medication only 1 or 2 times daily.

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