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Fusidic acid - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Fusidic acid

Generic Name : Fusidic acid
Latest prescription information about Fusidic acid. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Fusidic acid

India : 

International : 

Fucidin Suspension, Alfason-Fucidine, Balad
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Why is Fusidic acid Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is bacteriostatic antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infection. It stops bacterial cell growth.

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When should Fusidic acid not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Fusidic acid?

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 should Fusidic acid 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fusidic acid?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, newborns, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Fusidic acid?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Fusidic acid?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fusidic acid?

Store it at room temperature.




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