Generic Name : Sodium Fusidate Pronunciation : soo-dee-yum-phos-ate Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y56.8
India- Dicfu, Fucidin, Fucidin-H, Fucin, Fucin-B, Fucinex, Fuchithalmi, Fudec, Fudec-B, Fudec-M, Fudic, Fusa, Fusibact, Fusibact-B, Fusid, Fusiderm, Fusigen, Fusigen-B, Fusital, Fusiwal, Fusiwal-B, Fuson, Fuson-B, Fuson-H, Futop, Futop Crm, Futop Oint, Halostrol, Mecloma-F, Noboyle, Samadix, Siofin, Stafoban.
International- Fucidin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, prescribed for osteomyelitis, boils, folliculitis, sycosis, and other skin infections. 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.
Topical- 2% Ointment/Cream- Apply on infected areas 2-3 times daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as an ointment or cream, to apply topically as directed by your physician.
It also comes as a liquid to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver problems, jaundice, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* For external use only.
* Monitor liver function regularly while using this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Jaundice and liver dysfunction (reversible).
Local - Rashes and irritation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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