Fusidic acid

Fusidic acid

Fusidic acid is an antibiotic. Fusidic acid eye drops kill bacteria in the eye that cause eye infection. They treat the infection and provide relief from eye discomfort. Fusidic acid eye drops are available online through a Dokteronline. 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 fusidic acid?

Fusidic acid is an antibiotic. Fusidic acid eye drops kill bacteria in the eye that cause eye infection. They treat the infection and provide relief from eye discomfort. Fusidic acid eye drops are available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.

What is this medicine used for?

Bacterial eye infection, also known as bacterial conjunctivitis, affects the membrane that covers the white of the eyes and lining of the eyelids. Symptoms associated with bacterial conjunctivitis include:

  • Red, irritated eye;
  • Eye soreness;
  • Tearing eye;
  • Puss-like discharge from the eye, causing the eyelids to stick shut in the morning.

Fusidic acid kills the bacteria that cause the infection and provides rapid relief from symptoms. Fusidic acid eye drops can also be used to treat bacterial keratitis (bacterial infection of the cornea), and bacterial infections of the eyelids and tear duct.

How to use fusidic acid eye drops

Wash your hands before using fusidic acid eye drops. When using these eye drops you should take care to not touch the tip of the bottle to your eye, in order to avoid contaminating the eye drops. Administer as follows:

  • Tilt your head backwards;
  • Gently pull the lower lid of your eye out to form a pocket;
  • Release one drop in the affected eye;
  • Close your eye for two minutes, and press gently on the side of your nose where the corner of your eye meets your nose. This helps to stop the drop from draining away and keeps it in your eye.

Wash your hands immediately after use. You should not wear any type of contact lenses while you are having treatment with these eye drops. See the package leaflet for more information on the use of fusidic acid eye drops.

Dosage

Fusidic acid eye drops can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dose in adults and children is:

  • one drop in the infected eye, twice daily.

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 a doctor if after five days of treatment with this medicine there is little or no improvement in your symptoms. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Fusidic acid eye drops may cause side effects such as:

  • Discomfort, irritation, itching, soreness or dryness in the eye being treated;
  • Temporary blurred vision after putting in the drops.

Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe or if you experience side effects that are not listed on the leaflet.

When not to use fusidic acid

Fusidic acid is not suitable for everyone. Do not use these eye drops if:

  • You are allergic to fusidic acid or any other ingredient in this medicine.

During the ordering process, it is important to disclose any health issues you may have and/or eye medication you may be taking. The doctor will be able to advise you whether you can use fusidic acid eye drops safely.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Do not use fusidic acid eye drops if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting a doctor first. Fusidic acid may cause your vision to blur temporarily after putting in the drops. Stay out of traffic if you experience this side effect. This medicine does not interact with alcohol.