Generic Name : Fusidic acid Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y56
India- Dicfu, Dicfu-C, Fucidin, Fucin, Fucin-B, Fucinex, Fucithalmi, Fudec, Fudec-B, Fudec-M, Fudic, Fusa, Fusibact, Fusibact-B, Fusid, Fusiderm, Fusigen, Fusital, Fusiwal, Fusiwal-B, Fuson, Fuson-B, Fuson-H, Futop, Futop Crm, Futop Oint, Halostrol, Mecloma-F, Noboyle, Samadic, Siofin, Stafoban, Vivadic, Vivadic-B.
International- Fucidin Suspension, Alfason-Fucidine, Balad. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is bacteriostatic antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infection. It stops bacterial cell growth. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg twice daily.
IV- The recommended dose is >50 kg: 500 mg 3 times/day; <50 kg: 6-7 mg/kg 3 times/day.
Topical- As 2% ointment/cream/gel: Apply 3-4 times/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a cream and ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.
It also comes as a power for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, newborns, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Jaundice, liver dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances and death of tissues.
Blood - Vasoconstriction, vein inflammation and breakdown of red blood cells, low serum calcium levels in the blood.
Topical - Rashes and irritation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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