Fucidin Cream (Fusidic acid)

Fucidin Cream

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Fusidic acid

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Fucidin Cream, containing fusidic acid, is indicated for the treatment of various skin infections caused by sensitive strains of bacteria. Here are the main indications and uses of Fucidin cream:

  1. Primary and Secondary Skin Infections: Fucidin Cream is used to treat primary and secondary skin infections caused by sensitive strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp, and Corynebacterium minutissimum. This includes conditions such as impetigo contagiosa, superficial folliculitis, sycosis barbae, paronychia, erythrasma, infected eczematoid dermatitis, infected contact dermatitis, and infected cuts/abrasions.
  2. Other Skin Infections: Fucidin cream is used to treat various skin infections caused by certain kinds of bacteria, such as impetigo, cellulitis, infected hair follicles (folliculitis), and skin infection around the nails (paronychia).


  • Fucidin Cream is applied directly to the skin. Apply a small amount to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily for 7 to 14 days. If your healthcare provider 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. 
  • Before applying the cream, wash and dry your hands. Then, clean and dry the affected area. 
  • If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it's near the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. 
  • The dose of this medication can be affected by various factors, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications.
  • Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use it for your current condition only. 
  • Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children. Discard it within 3 months of opening the tube.


  • Avoid the eyes if the medication is being applied to the face.
  • Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.
  • If your healthcare provider has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way you are using the medication without consulting them.
  • Do not dispose of this medication in wastewater (e.g., down the sink or in the toilet) or household garbage. 
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Do not use this medication later for other skin problems unless told to do so by your healthcare provider. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.
  • Irritation at the site of application
    • Mild irritation or pain at the site of treatment
    • Pain in leg ulcers
    • Itching and discharge of the eyes (conjunctivitis)
    • Gradual onset of itchiness, redness, rash, swelling, or blistering of the skin 
  • Hypersensitivity (allergy)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat with breathing difficulties
  • Skin blistering, swelling, reddening, and stinging sensation.

Not everyone may experience these side effects, and the frequency of undesirable effects is relatively low, occurring in less than 1% of patients. If you notice any of these side effects or anything else that is making you feel unwell, inform your healthcare provider.

Overdose of Fucidin Cream is unlikely to occur, and accidental ingestion is unlikely to cause harm unless hypersensitivity to fusidic acid or any of the excipients exists. The concentration of the excipients is too low to constitute a safety risk.

When using Fucidin Cream, wash your hands before and after application, unless you're using it to treat your hands. Additionally, always check the seal is not broken before the first use, and wash your clothes and bedding regularly to reduce the build-up of fusidic acid, as it can dry onto your clothes and bedding, making them more likely to catch fire.

Fusidic acid may pass into breast milk and affect the baby. Therefore, if you are a breastfeeding mother and are using Fucidin Cream, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you should continue breastfeeding.

Special care is needed while applying Fucidin Cream near the eyes, as carelessness may lead to glaucoma.

The information provided here is not the complete warnings and precautions associated with Fucidin Cream. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance regarding the use of Fucidin Cream.

Brand Name:

Fucidin Cream

Generic name:

Fusidic acid, Fusidic Acid Cream

Other Names:

Fucidin Cream, Fucidin Cream

Strength(s): 2%
Quantities Available: 20, 30


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