Fucidin is a topical antibiotic. Its main component is fusidic acid.
Fucidin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin. It is particularly effective against skin infections that have been caused by staphylococcal bacteria. These ailments include impetigo, infected hair follicles, infections of the skin surrounding the nails, infected eczema, and septic wounds.
Fusidic acid is antimicrobial in nature. It functions by inhibiting the bacteria from producing certain essential proteins. The lack of these proteins means that the bacteria are unable to reproduce, thus prevented from multiplying. Fucidin does not kill the bacteria that is causing the infection. Rather, it stops it from spreading. The bacteria that remains is destroyed by the body’s natural defenses.
Contact your doctor to see if Fucidin may have any other benefits for you.
It is important to always adhere to the prescription that has been given to you by your physician. You should not use Fucidin in amounts that are lesser or higher than what has been prescribed to you.
This medication should be applied to the surface of your skin.
You should wash your hands before you apply the medication. Once your hands are clean, apply the Fucidin to areas of the skin that have been affected by the infection.
It is recommended that you use this medication between three and four times a day.
In the event that the Fucidin is accidentally consumed, contact your local emergency medical services immediately.
There may be certain side effects experienced with Fucidin. Some of the adverse reactions that you may experience with this medication are:
Discomfort where the medication was applied
Burning sensation of the skin
Inflammation of the skin
Presence of rash on the skin
Presence of eczema on the skin
Blisters forming on the skin
Hives on the skin
In the event that you experience any of these adverse effects, please contact your physician immediately.
Inform your doctor if you have become pregnant and have been prescribed Fucidin. Do not begin breastfeeding your child before you inform your physician.
Do not use this medication if you have experienced any allergic reactions to the ingredients in Fucidin.
Using this medication for an extended period of time or in large amounts increases the likelihood of side effects.
Inform your doctor if your skin experiences sudden sensitivity to Fucidin.
You should be very careful when using this medication near your eyes. If you get any Fucidin in your eyes, wash your eyes out immediately and thoroughly.
It is important to limit the amount of other skin products that you are using. These may negatively react with Fucidin. Certain topical agents may also reduce the effectiveness of this medication.
Frequent use of this medication may result in antibiotic-resistant bacteria forming. Do not use this medication without the consent of your doctor.
It is important to tell your doctor about all of the medications, both prescribed and over the counter, which you are taking. You should also tell your physician about all of the herbal supplements that you may be consuming.