Fucidin cream or ointment is an antibiotic treatment that contains the active ingredient sodium fusidate. It is used to treat many types of skin infections, such as impetigo, dermatitis and infected chickenpox blisters. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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What is Fucidin cream?

Fucidin cream or ointment is an antibiotic treatment that contains the active ingredient sodium fusidate. It is used to treat many types of skin infections, such as impetigo, dermatitis and infected chickenpox blisters. 

How does Fucidin work?

The antibiotic contained in the cream works by fighting the bacterial infection by blocking the production of proteins that bacteria need to reproduce. Fucidin cream is an effective treatment of bacterial skin infections and usually makes a noticeable difference in the appearance of the infected site within a few days. 

How to use Fucidin cream

Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water before applying the Fucidin cream. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently massage into the skin. You may have to do this three or four times a day until the infection has cleared. Always follow the exact instructions provided by your doctor. 

If your doctor has applied a gauze dressing to the infected site, you may only have to apply the cream a couple of times a day. If you forget a dose of Fucidin cream, do not be tempted to apply a double dose to compensate for the missed one, but continue with the next one at the usual time. 

Please not that it is also important to remember to wash your hands after applying the cream and to avoid contact with eye, nose and mouth area. 

Store the medication at room temperature in a secure, dry place that is safely out of the reach of children. 

Who should not use Fucidin Cream?

Fucidin cream or similar products containing the active ingredient sodium fusidate should not be used by anyone who is: 

  • Allergic to sodium fusidate; 
  • Allergic to lanolin (which is present in the ointment form of the treatment). 

Fucidin cream should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant whilst taking the medication, please seek medical advice immediately. 

Fucidin cream should not be used whilst breastfeeding as the active ingredients can pass into the mother's breast milk and may affect the baby. Seek medical advice to find out whether it is safe to continue breastfeeding whilst using this treatment. 

Side effects of Fucidin Cream

As with most medications, Fucidin Cream can cause side effects. If you are worried about the side effects caused by the application of the Fucidin cream, do not hesitate to consult your doctor. 

Common side effects include: 

  • An allergic reaction that occurs at the site of application. You may experience redness, itchiness, swelling and a rash; 
  • Pain - this is usually only noticed when the cream is applied to deep leg ulcers; 
  • Irritation. 

Are there any medications that interact with Fucidin cream?

Fusidic acid may interact with the following types of medication: 

  • Statins, such as lovastatin, simvastatin and atorvastatin; 
  • Protease inhibitors, such as indinavir, ritonavir, and atazanavir; and  Penicillins, such as ampicillin. 

If you are currently taking any of these medications, speak to your doctor before taking Fucidin Cream. Your doctor may advise you to: 

  • Switch from one of these medication(s) to another; 
  • Stop taking one of the medication(s) on a temporary basis; 
  • Alter the ways you take the medication(s); 
  • Continue taking your medication(s) as originally prescribed. 

It is always important to fully disclose all your medications to the treating doctor. 

The easiest way of ordering Fucidin cream is via one of the online pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com. You can order the medication after an online consultation with an expert doctor and the medication will be quickly delivered to your home address within a few days