Fucidin is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further gr... View More
Uses of Fucidin
Side effects of Fucidin
How to use Fucidin
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and ... View More
How Fucidin works
Fucidin is an antibiotic. It works against bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival ... View More
Acne vulgaris, Skin infections, Conjunctivitis, staphylococcal infections
Should be taken with food.
Oral Susceptible infections Adult: 500 mg tid. May increase to 1 g tid in fulminating infections.
Oral Susceptible infections Child: <1 yr: About 15 mg/kg; 1-5 yr: 250 mg; 5-12 yr: 500 mg. Doses to be taken tid.
Mode of Action
Fusidic acid disrupts translocation of peptide subunits and elongating the peptide chain of susceptible bacteria, thus inhibiting protein synthesis.
Hepatic disease; monitor liver function. Neonates; pregnancy, lactation.
Jaundice and liver dysfunction (reversible); GI disturbances. IV: Venospasm, thrombophloebitis and haemolysis; hypocalcaemia. SC/IM: Tissue necrosis. To... View More
Synergistic action with antistaphylococcal penicillin. Antagonism with ciprofloxacin.