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Sodium Fusidate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Sodium Fusidate

Generic Name : Sodium Fusidate
Pronunciation : soo-dee-yum-phos-ate
Latest prescription information about Sodium Fusidate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, 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 : Y56.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sodium Fusidate

India : 


International : 


Why is Sodium Fusidate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, prescribed for osteomyelitis, boils, folliculitis, sycosis, and other skin infections. 

When should Sodium Fusidate not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Sodium Fusidate?

Adult: PO – The recommended dose is 250 mg twice daily.
Topical- 2% Ointment/Cream- Apply on infected areas 2-3 times daily.

How should Sodium Fusidate 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sodium Fusidate?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Sodium Fusidate?

   Most Common : Jaundice and liver dysfunction (reversible).
   Local : Rashes and irritation.

What are the other precautions for Sodium Fusidate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Sodium Fusidate?

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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