What is Fucithalmic?
Fucithalmic eye drops contain the active ingredient fusidic acid, which an antibiotic medicine used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria. Fucithalmic eye drops cure the infection and provide relief from the associated symptoms. Fucithalmic is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Fucithalmic used for?
This antibiotic medicine is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (bacterial conjunctivitis). Bacterial conjunctivitis is characterised by the following symptoms:
- Red eye;
- Irritated or itchy eye;
- Puss-like discharge from the eye, causing the eyelids to stick shut in the morning.
Bacterial conjunctivitis usually affects the membrane that covers the white of the eyes and lining of the eyelids. Fucithalmic eye drops kill the bacteria, thereby reducing the discomfort.
How to use Fucithalmic
Fucithalmic eye drops come in a tube rather than a bottle. The tube contains a thick gel that becomes more liquid once it is in your eye. Open the tube, tilt your head backwards and gently pull the lower lid of your eye out to form a pocket. Release one drop in the affected eye. Do not touch the tip of the tube to anything, including the surface of your eye. Wash your hands before and after using the eye drops. Fucithalmic expires one month after opening. This medicine is also available in unit dose containers for single use.
Do not stop treatment early if your eye feels or looks better – treatment should not be stopped until 48 hours after your eye looks normal. Stopping early increases the chance that the infection will come back. Consult your doctor if your symptoms have not improved after several days.
You should not wear any type of contact lenses while you are having treatment with these eye drops. Fucithalmic contains components that may damage contact lenses.
Fucithalmic eye drops can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. The recommended dose in adults and children is:
one drop in the infected eye, two to four times a day.
Read the package leaflet before use.
Fucithalmic eye drops are generally well tolerated although some people may experience the following side effects:
- Temporary blurred vision after putting in the drops;
- Discomfort in the eye being treated and/or irritation around the eye.
These side effects are usually only temporary. Consult a doctor if the side effects are persistent or severe. For a complete list of possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Fucithalmic
Fucithalmic is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to fusidic acid or any other ingredient in this medicine.
This medicine should only be used to treat bacterial eye infections. Do not use Fucithalmic eye drops for fungal or viral eye infections. Fucithalmic may interact with certain medicines. Be sure to inform the doctor of any medicines you are taking when you order. The doctor will have a list of medicines that you should avoid mixing Fucithalmic with.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
Fucithalmic may cause a transient blurring of vision following application. Stay out of traffic until you are sure your vision is no longer affected.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol.