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Fucibet

Fucibet is a prescription-only medication, available to support patients suffering from skin conditions which can become infected, such as rashes or inflammatory issues. Fucibet helps to stop the condition from worsening and provides patients with relief from pain and discomfort.   Fucibet topical cream contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone, and Fusidic acid. While Fusidic acid helps to kill infections and bacteria, Betamethasone is a steroid suitable for reducing inflammation, itching, and redness. Fusidic acid is a topical antibiotic which prevents bacteria on the skin from reproducing, allowing the defenses of the body to remove any existing bacteria.   Fucibet is a branded version of the two combined substances in the cream, you may also be able to get the topical medication in a non-branded or generic format. Any specific brand name of this medication will not be available in all forms or approved for all the conditions discussed below.  

Fucibet is a form of anti-inflammatory cream, used for the treatment of various skin conditions. This topical medication contains two active ingredients, a topical corticosteroid called betamethasone, and a topical antibiotic named Fusidic acid.  

What is Fucibet? 

Fucibet is a prescription-only medication, available to support patients suffering from skin conditions which can become infected, such as rashes or inflammatory issues. Fucibet helps to stop the condition from worsening and provides patients with relief from pain and discomfort.  

Fucibet topical cream contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone, and Fusidic acid. While Fusidic acid helps to kill infections and bacteria, Betamethasone is a steroid suitable for reducing inflammation, itching, and redness. Fusidic acid is a topical antibiotic which prevents bacteria on the skin from reproducing, allowing the defenses of the body to remove any existing bacteria.  

Fucibet is a branded version of the two combined substances in the cream, you may also be able to get the topical medication in a non-branded or generic format. Any specific brand name of this medication will not be available in all forms or approved for all the conditions discussed below.  

When is Fucibet used? 

Fucibet cream is provided by prescription to patients who are suffering from conditions caused by inflamed and infected skin. While simple corticosteroid treatments can be used for inflamed skin by itself, the addition of the extra topical antibiotic ingredient in Fucibet is required to get rid of an infection caused by the overgrowth of bacteria.  

Fucibet cream should only be used to treat infected skin conditions that have been caused by bacteria. You should not use this medication for the treatment of cysts, warts, boils, fungal infections, or thrush. Additionally, Fucibet is not appropriate to use for viral infections, such as a cold sore. Speak to your consultant if you’re not sure whether Fucibet is right for you.  

The most common use of Fucibet is to relieve conditions such as infected outbreaks of dermatitis and eczema, as well as germ infections. Fucibet is not available without a prescription.  

How do you use Fucibet? 

Fucibet is an easy-to-use topical cream. However, as with any medication, it is important to make sure that you read the instructions provided in the patient leaflet with this substance before you begin using it. The patient leaflet will give you some insight into the side effects that can occur when taking Fucibet. Additionally, it will tell you more about how to use Fucibet.  

Before applying this medication to your skin, make sure that your hands and the skin to be treated are clean. Apply a thin film of the cream to the affected and surrounding areas. You will not need to use a lot of medication to get the right results. Once you have applied the cream, wash your hands thoroughly. Do not cover the skin with bandages that would stop the air from reaching the affected areas. 

Unless advised by your doctor, it is best not to use Fucibet on the face, or around the eyes, lips, or nose. If you accidentally get Fucibet into your eyes or mouth, make sure that you wash the areas thoroughly with cool water and seek medical attention.  

Remember, while Fucibet is a fast-acting treatment, it will not produce results immediately. Usually, this medication will begin to have an improvement on your symptoms within a couple of days. However, if you do not notice any results within a couple of weeks of using Fucibet, then you should speak to your doctor. Fucibet is not usually taken for periods lasting longer than 2 weeks.  

What dosages are there? 

The amount of Fucibet that you need to use, and the frequency with which you will be required to apply your treatment will depend on a number of things. Your doctor or consultant will need to speak to you about your condition and your medical history before suggesting the dosage that is correct for you. Usually, you will be asked to apply a thin layer of this medicated cream to your affected areas twice per day. You should use the medication regularly to get the best results.  

It is important to use Fucibet exactly as your doctor tells you to do so. If you miss a dose when it is due, then apply the cream as soon as you can, and continue with your regular schedule. Do not apply more cream than necessary at once, however, as this can increase your risk of side effects – particularly side effects caused by over exposure to corticosteroids.  

What are the side effects of Fucibet? 

Fucibet, like all medications, can sometimes cause unintended side effects alongside its intended effects. Although this substance is generally well tolerated by a lot of patients, there is a chance that you may experience some unusual symptoms when using this medication. The side effects listed below are not a complete list of the responses that you may have to Fucibet. To learn more about possible side effects, it is best to speak to your consultant or read the patient leaflet.  

The most common side effects are very mild and may happen when you initially begin using the medication. For instance, some people experience a slight itching or burning at the application site when they’re using Fucibet. This response will usually diminish with time. However, you should contact a medical professional if you notice other side effects, such as: 

  • Blistering of the skin or peeling; 
  • Itching or stinging at application site; 
  • Redness or swelling; 
  • Signs of skin irritation that don’t go away. 

Check with your doctor immediately if you notice side effects like symptoms of cataracts, such as blurred or dim vision, or reddish and purple lines on the skin. Stop using Fucibet and seek assistance if you notice symptoms of glaucoma (colours or lights around your vision), or you have symptoms of high levels of corticosteroids in your blood stream, such as excessive thirst and urination.  

Sometimes, using Fucibet for extended periods of time on larger patches of skin, or thinner areas of skin may increase your chances of having side effects related to corticosteroid exposure. If you use this medication more often, or for longer than recommended, you may have a higher chance of thinning in the skin, or easy bruising. You may also notice a worsening of your eczema symptoms, such as redness and swelling.  

Fucibet does not usually cause severe allergic reactions. However, you should always stop using this medication and seek emergency attention if you notice any of the signs of an allergic reaction. Allergies can present in cramps, difficulty breathing, vomiting, nausea, swelling around the face and throat, and a change in heart rate.  

You may notice side effects other than the ones listed above. If you experience any negative symptoms when taking Fucibet, speak to a medical professional about whether you should continue to take the medication.  

When shouldn’t you use Fucibet? 

Most people will be safe to use Fucibet without any dangerous interactions or responses. However, there are some people who may be more likely to respond poorly to this medication. It is important to answer any questions asked during your consultation carefully and truthfully to ensure that you are getting the right treatment for your needs. 

Do not Fucibet if you have ever had an allergic reaction to the active ingredients, or any other ingredients used in the cream. It is best for your consultant to know about any allergies that you have, just in case they put you at danger with inactive ingredients in Fucibet.  

Additionally, Fucibet is generally not recommended for children under the age of five years old. This is because the ingredients are often deemed to be quite strong. However, there are circumstances when this medication may still be prescribed. You should not use Fucibet if: 

  • You have tuberculosis or syphilis; 
  • You have fungal skin infections; 
  • You have acne or spots around your mouth; 
  • You suffer from rosacea. 

Fucibet may not be suitable for use in pregnant women. This is because an increased exposure to corticosteroids may increase the risk to your unborn child. Speak to a doctor if you’re concerned about using Fucibet when you are pregnant or breast-feeding.  

Does Fucibet interact with other medications? 

Fucibet and various medications can sometimes interact adversely with substances that you are using. It is important to ensure that you only use Fucibet when it has been approved by a professional, and after you have told your consultant about all other substances that you might be using. Make sure your consultant is aware of any over-the-counter medications that you’re taking, as well as non-prescription medication and herbal remedies.  

Fucibet should not be taken with any other medications that contain Fusidic acid, or other medications that contain steroids. Do not use Fucibet with Cholestyramine or the BCG vaccine. Your consultant may be able to advise you about other interactions between Fucibet and your current medications. Ensure that you read through the patient leaflet included in your medication to find out more about interactions that could have a negative impact on your treatment.  

It is important that you do not begin taking any new medications or different doses of medication when using Fucibet without checking that there are no interactions to be aware of first.  

Where can you buy Fucibet? 

Once a doctor has examined you ,Fucibet is available to purchase online with a prescription. You will need to complete a consultation before getting this medication.  

Can I get Fucibet without a prescription? 

Fucibet is not available without a prescription.  

Sources 

Drugs.com, online, 2020, “Flomax” [Accessed 15th of January 2020], Available on: https://www.drugs.com/uk/fucibet-cream-leaflet.html  

Medicines.org, online, 2020, “Fucibet cream” [Accessed 15th of January 2020], Available on: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.983.pdf  

NHS, online 2020, “ Fusidic acid”  [Accessed 15th of January 2020], Available on: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/fusidic-acid/