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Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm belongs to a class of topical medicines that are composed of antibacterials (fusidane). Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is used to treat skin infections caused by certain strains of bacteria, being particularly effective against staphylococci, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, and some sensitive and resistant strains to methicillin. Skin conditions indicated for treatment include infectious dermatitis, folliculitis, impetigo, nail infection, and others.
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm contains is chemically composed of Fusidic acid which acts by inhibiting protein synthesis and consequently ribosomal disaggregation in susceptible bacteria. Fusidic acid due to its antibacterial activity is also used in combination with steroids to treat infected inflammatory skin conditions as well.
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is available in the form of cream and ointment in a tube, meant for external use only. Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm can be applied in a thin coat over the affected area on the skin with clean hands, three to four times 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 Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness.
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is prescribed for the management of a variety of skin conditions including:
How Does Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm Work
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm works by acting on the skin via its basic antibacterial mechanism and inhibits protein synthesis and consequently ribosomal disaggregation in vulnerable bacteria, thereby stopping the bacterial growth.
How To Use Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is available in the form of cream as well as ointment meant for external use only to be applied with clean hands after washing the affected skin properly and gently drying afterward. Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is safe for use in adults and children above 2 years of age. In children, careful application and monitoring are advised to avoid accidental ingestion.
Available Potency and forms of Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is not used for very long periods. Treatment is commonly prescribed for 1-2 weeks or more depending on the response and severity of your infection, prescribed for use three or four times a day. If there’s no improvement in your symptoms after 1 week, consult your doctor who may consider changing the medicine for you. Only a small amount on the tip of the index finger is taken out, just sufficient to cover the infected area, do not use more than advised.
Although Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is absorbed through the skin in insignificant amounts, it is not applied for longer periods in pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please do discuss it with your doctor before using it, who will only prescribe it if deemed necessary.
If you are breastfeeding an infant, topical use of Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm on the chest/breasts or where the baby might ingest it. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it.
Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm:
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before starting or during the treatment with Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm:
Certain medications could interact with Fusiderm 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.
Like most medicines, Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm has some side effects which include:
Common Side effects
Rare side effects
How To Cope-Up With Some Adverse Effects
Key Facts About Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm
# 1. How To Store Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm?
Fusiderm 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 Fusiderm 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 Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm Supposed To Be Taken?
Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm is available in cream or ointment form to be applied topically only over the affected area
# 4. Can I Use Other Skincare Products Alongside Fusiderm 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 Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm on the face
# 5. Can I Take Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm During My Pregnancy?
Fusiderm 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 Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm first
#6. Will Fusiderm 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 While Taking Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm?
Yes, painkillers are safe to be ingested along with Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm
# 8. Can Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?
No, in general Fusiderm 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 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 Fusiderm 2% Cream 15 gm?
Commonly Fusiderm 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.
# 11. What Is The Difference Between Cream And Ointment?
The basic difference lies in their consistency. Ointments due to more oil content feel greasy and are suitable for dry, cracked skin forming a protective layer. On the other hand, creams are less oily and readily blend into your skin upon gentle rubbing. Your doctor can advise you better regarding what to use when based on your skin type and condition.
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