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Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm

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FORMULAHydrocortisone Acetate 1 % + Fusidic Acid 2 %
COMPANYLEO Pharma
TYPECream
About

About

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm belongs to a class of topical medicines which is a combination of Steroids and antibacterial (fusidane). Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is prescribed for the treatment of a number of inflammatory skin conditions, more suited for conditions with bacterial infection as well (eg, swelling, itchiness) caused by eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. and also for certain bacterial infections of the skin. Vulnerable bacterial species include mild infections due to staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus epidermidis, and others.

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm contains Hydrocortisone acetate and Fusidic acid which acts by reducing inflammation and redness, as well as inhibiting protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria. Therapeutic outcomes of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm have been well-received due to its dual mode of action against inflammatory skin conditions. 

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is available in the form of cream in a tube, meant for external use only. Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm can be applied in a thin coat over the affected area on the skin with clean hands, once or twice daily. Usually, clinical improvements can be seen in a few days and the treatment may last up to 14 days or as advised by your doctor. Common side effects of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness. 

Indications

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is prescribed for the management of a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Dermatitis (atopic, contact)
  • Eczema 
  • Rash 
  • Insect bite 
  • Pruritis

How Does Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm Work

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is more suited for inflammatory skin conditions with concurrent bacterial infection affecting it. It works by acting on the skin via two basic mechanisms. Firstly, hydrocortisone being a steroid exerts its anti-inflammatory effect and helps reduce redness and swelling. Secondly, fusidic acid with its antibacterial activity inhibits protein synthesis and consequently ribosomal disaggregation in vulnerable bacteria.

How To Use Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is available in form of cream meant for external use only to be applied with clean hands after washing the affected skin properly and gently drying afterward. Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is safe for use in adults and children above 3 years of age. In children, careful application and monitoring are advised to avoid accidental ingestion. 

Available Potency and forms of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm 

  • Cream - 2 % + 1 % (5 g)
  • Cream - 2 % + 1 % (15 g)

Usage

  • Wash and gently pat dry your skin before applying the Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm. 
  • Take out a small amount of {{product} on fingertips and gently rub it in to form a thin, even coat over the affected area
  • Wash your hands after application (unless dermatitis is affecting your hands), an additional amount can be reapplied if Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm gets wiped off from any part.
  •  Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm  is applied to the skin two or three times, or as per the doctor’s suggestion, avoid exposure to direct sunlight
  • Avoid wrapping the area with a bandage so as not to wipe it out 

Dosage 

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is not used for very long periods. Treatment is commonly prescribed for 2 weeks. If there’s no improvement in your symptoms after 1 week, consult your doctor who may consider changing the medicine for you.Dosage for the cream form can be estimated as per fingertip units (fingertip of forefinger)

Adults dose

Small area: 1-2 fingertip units

Large area: 4-5 (up to 7) fingertip units

Pediatric dose

Smaller amounts should be applied to a child’s body due to height and physique differences.Commonly 1-2 fingertip units or less is sufficient to cover the affected skin

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

 Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is not applied for longer periods of time in pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please do discuss Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm with your doctor before using it, who will only prescribe if deemed absolutely necessary.

If you are breastfeeding an infant, topical use of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm on the chest or where the baby might ingest it. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm:

  • Allergy to Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm 
  • Skin lesions due to viral infection (example herpes)
  • Skin lesions due to fungal infection (example athlete's foot)
  • Perioral dermatitis (around the mouth)

Precautions‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm:‌ 

  • If there is a history of allergy to medicines
  • Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application, avoid getting ‌Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm in your eyes
  • Do not use ‌Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm for long durations, if there is no noticeable difference in your condition after a week contact your doctor
  • If ‌Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm was prescribed for prolonged use by the doctor, it may put you at risk of infections or slow wound healing due to immunosuppression, take precautions accordingly 
  • Avoid applying to open wounds or cracked skin except if advised by the doctor
  • Avoid applying to sensitive parts like inside the nose, mouth or around the mouth, genitals 
  • Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm may initially cause itching, redness, or irritation of the skin

Interaction With Other Medications

Certain medications could interact with Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm and may increase or decrease its absorption. Make sure to inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re currently taking, in which case, your doctor might alter the treatment. 

  • Other skin medications (you can apply such drugs at different timings)
  • Cosmetics (may decrease the efficacy)
  • Skin products that might irritate the skin

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm has some side effects which include:

Common Side effects

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dryness of skin 
  • Flaky skin
  • Tingling/ burning sensation at the site of application

Rare side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Headache 
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness 
  • Blistering
  • Temporary exacerbation of symptoms
  • High intraocular pressure in eyes (if used in large amounts / near eye)
  • Conjunctivitis 

List Of How To Deal With Adverse Effects

  • Allergic Reactions - Allergic reactions to the drug may be mild to severe or potentially could be life-threatening. If allergy is suspected immediately take anti-allergy (anti-histamine) medicine which will stop the mild reaction. If a serious allergic reaction is suspected rush to the nearby hospital and avoid Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm and drugs with similar compounds in the future.
  • Skin Rash/ Blisters - can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine or organic aloe vera lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Dryness - apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm onto the skin. This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.
  • Headaches - In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea - Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak - If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Blurred vision- This side effect tends to go away on its own in a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

Key Facts About Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm

  • Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is a topical anti-inflammatory cream used to treat dermatitis, eczema, pruritis with a concurrent bacterial infection
  • Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm can be safely prescribed to children (above 2 years of age) and adults.
  • Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is chemically composed of hydrocortisone (steroid) and fusidic acid (antibacterial)
  • bacterial species susceptible to fusidic acid include mild infections due to staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus epidermidis
  • It helps prevent and treat dermatitis through its anti-inflammatory effect on the skin while fighting the infection as well
  • Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is applied externally on the skin only, twice or thrice a day on clean, dry skin
  • Common side effects of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness

FAQs

# 1. How To Store Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm?

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place above 25°C,  away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to change the chemical nature of certain drugs.

# 2. What If I Use Too Much Of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm?

 In case of excessive usage or accidental ingestion, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. Toxicity results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

# 3. How Is Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm Supossed To Be Taken?

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm  is available in cream form to be applied topically only over the affected area

# 4. Can I Use Other Skincare Products Alongside Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm?

In case you want to use other skin creams or ointments, make sure you use those products at a different time. Avoid applying make-up as well while using Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm on the face

# 5. Can I Take Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm During My Pregnancy?

Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm should not be used for long periods in pregnancy due to potentially harmful effects on the unborn baby. Breastfeeding mothers should practice caution and avoid applying cream on or near breasts. Consult your doctor regarding the safety of Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm first

#6. Will Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm Affect My Fertility?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

# 7. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers WhileTaking Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm?

Yes, painkillers are safe to be ingested along with Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm 

# 8. Can Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm does not cause dizziness but may occur as a rare side effect or may experience blurred vision. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

# 9. How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

It may be used two to three times a day. Treatment can last up to 2 weeks depending on your condition and response to the cream.

# 10. Can I Go Outside After Applying Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm?

Commonly Fucidin-H 1%+2% Cream 15 gm is prescribed to be applied at bedtime to avoid sun or UV exposure. If it is necessary to step outside make sure to protect your skin from direct sun or wear a sunblock. 





 

 



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