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Fucidin Cream 5gm

Manufacturer

SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD

Pack Of

1 CREAM

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Product Details

About Fucidin Cream 5gm

Fucidin Cream 5gm belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics used to treat various bacterial infections of skin, eyes, bone, lungs and blood. The bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria grows in the body and cause infection. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly.

Fucidin Cream 5gm is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins that are necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, it stops the growth of bacteria without killing them directly. Then the bacteria eventually die, or immune system destroys them and clears the infection.

Fucidin Cream 5gm is available in topical, oral, injection and ophthalmic dosage forms. The oral and ophthalmic dosage forms of Fucidin Cream 5gm should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The injection form of Fucidin Cream 5gm is given as intravenous (IV) infusion by a doctor or nurse. The topical form of Fucidin Cream 5gm should be applied gently on the affected area of the skin 3 to 4 times daily. Your doctor will advise you how often you take Fucidin Cream 5gm based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience redness, itching, irritation or burning sensation at the site of application. Most of these side effects of Fucidin Cream 5gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Fucidin Cream 5gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are using Fucidin Cream 5gm in topical form, avoid smoking or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) that is in contact with Fucidin Cream 5gm catches fire and burns easily which is a serious fire hazard. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Fucidin Cream 5gm. Do not apply Fucidin Cream 5gm in large amounts or use for a long time than prescribed as it does not give quick or better results but increases the risk of side effects and makes skin more sensitive to Fucidin Cream 5gm. If you have liver problems or gallstones, please inform your doctor before taking Fucidin Cream 5gm.  

Uses of Fucidin Cream 5gm

Bacterial infections

Directions for Use

Topically: Wash your hands before and after applying Fucidin Cream 5gm. Take a small amount of Fucidin Cream 5gm and gently rub on the affected area of the skin 3 to 4 times every day. Fucidin Cream 5gm is only for external use. If you are using Fucidin Cream 5gm on face, avoid contact with eyes as it may irritate. In case Fucidin Cream 5gm comes in contact with eyes accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. If you still have a problem with your eye or notice any vision problems, consult your doctor immediately. Orally: If you are prescribed Fucidin Cream 5gm in oral form, swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Take Fucidin Cream 5gm with or without food. Do not break, crush or chew it. If it is oral suspension form, shake the bottle well before use and take Fucidin Cream 5gm as prescribed by your doctor with a measuring cup or spoon provided.Ophthalmic (eye drops): Use Fucidin Cream 5gm as prescribed by your doctor. Apply one drop of Fucidin Cream 5gm in the morning and one drop in the evening in the affected eye. Your doctor will advise you how many drops to instil based on your medical condition. Fucidin Cream 5gm is for use only in the eyes. Do not swallow Fucidin Cream 5gm. Please do not touch the container tip to the eye, eyelids or surrounding areas as it may contaminate Fucidin Cream 5gm and cause eye infections.Injection: Fucidin Cream 5gm in injection form is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion by a doctor or nurse.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Fucidin Cream 5gm

Like all medicines, Fucidin Cream 5gm can cause some common side effects such as redness, itching, irritation or burning sensation at the site of application. Most of the side effects of Fucidin Cream 5gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are using Fucidin Cream 5gm in topical form, avoid smoking or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) that is in contact with Fucidin Cream 5gm catches fire and burns easily which is a serious fire hazard. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Fucidin Cream 5gm. Do not apply Fucidin Cream 5gm in large amounts or use for a long time than prescribed as it does not give quick or better results but increases the risk of side effects and makes skin more sensitive to Fucidin Cream 5gm. If you have liver problems or gallstones, please inform your doctor before taking Fucidin Cream 5gm.  

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Interaction of alcohol with Fucidin Cream 5gm is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Fucidin Cream 5gm.

  • Pregnancy

    The safety of Fucidin Cream 5gm in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

  • Breast Feeding

    Do not apply Fucidin Cream 5gm (topical form) on the breast. You are advised to breastfeed only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Driving

    Fucidin Cream 5gm (ophthalmic form) may cause blurred vision in some people. Therefore, drive only if your vision is clear after taking Fucidin Cream 5gm.

  • Liver

    Take Fucidin Cream 5gm with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Kidney

    Take Fucidin Cream 5gm with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Other Information (FUC0007)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Yes, Fucidin Cream 5gm in topical form may be used to treat impetigo (crusty and swollen patch of skin). Fucidin Cream 5gm is an antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria and prevents the spread of infection.

You are recommended to cover the infected skin with bandages or dressings only if advised by your doctor else it may increase the risk of side effects. In the case of babies, a nappy acts as a dressing.

Yes, Fucidin Cream 5gm may cause diarrhoea as a common side effect when taken in oral form. However, if the condition persists or worsens, please consult your doctor.

No, you are not recommended to take Fucidin Cream 5gm (oral form) with atorvastatin, simvastatin or other statins (blood cholesterol-lowering medicines) as co-administration of these medicines may increase the risk of rhabdomyolysis (a serious syndrome causing muscle tissue breakdown). However, please consult your doctor before taking Fucidin Cream 5gm with other medicines.

You are recommended to use Fucidin Cream 5gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the symptoms do not improve or worsen after using Fucidin Cream 5gm for 1 week, please consult a doctor.

No, Fucidin Cream 5gm is not used to treat viral infections such as cold or flu. Fucidin Cream 5gm is an antibiotic that is used to treat only bacterial infections.

No, you are not recommended to stop taking Fucidin Cream 5gm without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the infection or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Fucidin Cream 5gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Fucidin Cream 5gm, please consult your doctor.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Fucidin Cream 5gm

Manufacturer/Marketer address

SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063

Fucidin Cream 5gm

Fucidin Cream 5gm

MRP: 50.89

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