Fucidin

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Fucidin Brand Name(s): Fucidin.

Uses

What is Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid) used for?

Fucidin® is commonly used to treat bacterial infections.

How should I take Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

For orally taken form (suspension), you should:

  • Take Fucidin® as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Read the label carefully before using Fucidin®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

Fucidin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Fucidin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Fucidin® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Fucidin® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

Before using Fucidin®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction: to Fucidin®, excipients using for dosage form containing Fucidin®. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Pediatric.
  • Geriatric.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Fucidin®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There is not enough information about the safety of using Fucidin® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Fucidin®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

As taking others medicines, taking Fucidin® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of the side effects are listed below:

  • Dizziness;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Stomach upset;
  • Heartburn.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

Fucidin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval, such as:

  • Other antibiotics, such as lincomycin and rifampicin;
  • Oral anti-coagulants, you may be likely to bleed more easily. Your doctor may need to change your dose.
  • Medicines to lower blood cholesterol, such as statins.
  • Ritonavir or saquinavir, medicines used to treat HIV.
  • Ciclosporin, medicine used to reduce the body’s immune reactions.

Does food or alcohol interact with Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

Fucidin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid)?

Fucidin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially: liver disease.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid).

What is the dose of Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Fucidin®.

Recommended doses in some cases are 15 ml three times each day for oral suspension.

What is the dose of Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Fucidin®.

Recommended doses for oral suspension in some cases are listed below:

  • Under 1 year is 1 ml/kg body weight each day. This dose will be divided into
    3 equal doses.
  • Between 1-5 years is 5 ml three times each day.
  • Between 5-12 years is 10 ml three times each day.

How is Fucidin® (Fusidic Acid) available?

Fucidin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Suspension 125 mg/5 ml.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Fucidin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: October 29, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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