What is Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic and Fusidine)?
Fusidic acid is a type of fusidic acid. Fusidic acid belongs to category of macrolide antibiotics drugs. It is a steroidal antibiotic. It acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis. Fusidic acid is a bacteriostatic antibiotic that is often used topically in creams and eye drops, but may also be given systemically as tablets or injections. The global problem of advancing antimicrobial resistance has led to a renewed interest in its use recently. This drug is commonly sold as Brand Name Fucithalmic and Fusidine.
Indication/Contraindication for use of Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic and Fusidine)
- Skin infections caused by Staphylococci, Streptococci, Corynebacterium minutissimum, propionobacterium acnes and other organism sensitive to Fusidic acid.
- Hypersensitivity, severe hepatic failure.
Side Effects of Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic and Fusidine)
Extremely low frequency of hypersensitivity reaction.
Dosage and Prescribing Information for Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic and Fusidine)
Apply to the affected area 2-3 times a day, generally for a peniod of 7 days.
Precautions while prescribing Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic and Fusidine)
- Paediatrics: Use with caution.
- Pregnancy: Use with caution.
- Hepatic disease.
- Lactation: Should not be used.