Quick facts

  • Infected dermatitis
  • Infected cuts and wounds
  • Impetigo
  • Cellulitis
  • Infected eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Paronychia
  • Psoriasis
  • Erythrasma

Fucidin Cream 15g

by Leo Pharma

Fucidin cream contains the active ingredient fusidic acid, an antibiotic that provides relief from bacterial skin infections.

Rs. 388.23
Rs. 388.23

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Fucidin Cream Uses

Fucidin cream has an active ingredient in the form of an antibiotic called fusidic acid, which inhibits bacterial growth and prevents infection by stopping the production of proteins that enable bacteria to flourish. Thus, it helps facilitate an effective immune response against any remaining pathogens for ultimate eradication. The cream is indicated for the treatment of primary and secondary skin infections caused by sensitive strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus species, and Corynebacterium minutissimum.

Fucidin Cream 15g formula

  • Fusidic Acid

Available forms

  • Cream

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Fucidin cream to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So if you are taking any medicine it's always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Fucidin cream are:

  • General

When treating severe or refractory skin lesions, supplementary administration of a systemic antibacterial agent should be considered. Although topical antibiotics may sometimes lead to non-susceptible organisms overgrowing or induce irritation or sensitization, discontinue in such situations.

  • Allergic to Fucidin cream

Fucidin cream can cause allergic responses in some people. It may result in an itchy rash and inflammation on the skin where the medication is applied. Additionally, irritation to the eyes or mucous membranes such as lips or genitalia could arise from this compound. Cetyl alcohol may elicit an itchy rash, with inflammation on your skin where your medication is administered.

  • Susceptibility/Resistance Development of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The prescribing of Fucidin cream without a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide any benefit to the patient and may lead to undesirable resistance development.

  • Potential for Microbial Overgrowth

Bacterial resistance to Staphylococcus aureus is anticipated with prolonged use of topical Fucidin. All medications should be used carefully, especially antibiotics, and any further therapy must be limited to no more than 14 days at a time to minimize the risk of developing antibiotic resistance.

Due to the increased absorption of hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid, there might be the manifestation of hypercortisolism that happens in Cushing’s syndrome, and reversible hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis suppression. In case any of the symptoms are observed, reduce the frequency of Fucidin cream’s absorption.

  • Visual Disturbances

Visual disturbances are observed with this cream, such as that seen in glaucoma and cataract.

  • In Children

In children, more absorption of this cream is observed, hence they are more susceptible to adverse effects of it. Long-term usage for children under 12 years of age should be avoided as it can cause adrenal suppression.

  • Viral Infections

This cream should not be used in case of any viral skin infection (for example: shingles, chicken pox, or bacterial lesion).

  • Circulation Problems

Patients who have problems with circulation shouldn't use this cream.

How to use Fucidin Cream 15g?

  • Remove the cap
  • Inspect and ensure there’s no defect in the seal before attempting your first use of this cream
  • Open the seal with a sharp-pointed object so that the cream can be taken out with ease
  • Ensure that you always wash your hands before applying Fucidin cream
  • Gently massage the medication onto the affected area of the skin
  • Be mindful not to apply it around the eyes especially when using it on the face.
  • If the medicine gets into your eyes, immediately flush it out with lukewarm water, followed by a dose of eyewash if possible. Your vision might start to blur or experience sensitivity or pain. Visit an ophthalmologist as soon as possible if these symptoms occur
  • Unless you are treating your hands with Fucidin cream, be sure to wash them following application
  • Fucidin cream is for topical use only and shouldn’t be ingested
  • Do not use this cream after the mentioned expiry date
  • Use this cream according to the dosage and duration mentioned by your doctor
  • Usually, you should apply this medicine three or four times daily for 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the severity of the infection.

Fucidin Cream Side Effects

The common side effects of Fucidin cream are:

  • Pain, burning, irritation, stinging, and redness at the site of application
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Eczema

Drug Interactions

Fucidin Cream can interact with the following drugs:

  • Ritonavir
  • Cholera vaccine
  • Saquinavir
  • Pravastatin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Simvastatin

Storage Conditions

  • Store the medicine at room temperature
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children
  • Protect it from sunlight and moisture
  • Do not refrigerate


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Fucidin Cream 15g in Pakistan?

The Fucidin Cream 15g price in Pakistan is Rs. 388.23

What is Fucidin Cream 15g used for?

Fucidin Cream 15g is used in the following conditions:
  • Infected dermatitis
  • Infected cuts and wounds
  • Impetigo
  • Cellulitis
  • Infected eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Paronychia
  • Psoriasis
  • Erythrasma

What is Fucidin Cream 15g composed of?

Fucidin Cream 15g is composed of:
  • Fusidic Acid

Do you need a prescription to buy Fucidin Cream 15g?

To buy Fucidin Cream 15g you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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