Fucidin (fusidic acid) can be used for treatment of different infections occurred due to staphylococcal bacteria. It is allowed to use this medication by people who have an allergy to penicillin. Fusidic acid was released for use in 1960s. It is available in different countries, including Japan, the UK, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, Thailand and Taiwan.
What It Treats
Fucidin can be prescribed for treatment of the following health conditions:
Blood poisoning or septicemia;
This medication is available in tablets and oral suspension. Fusidic acid is also available in creams, eyedrops and injections. Fucidin is able to prevent bacteria from growing, which, eventually, helps fight the infection.
There is a range of precautions that you should pay attention to if you wish to take this medication safely. It is not suitable for people with an allergic reaction to fusidic acid. Since Fucidin contains lactose, it should not be used by people with galactose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or Lapp lactose deficiency.
It is possible to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding period, but only if it is recommended by a healthcare provider. You should take this medication in accordance with the prescription of your doctor. If you change the dosage or length recommended by your healthcare provider, it may result in further health problems. Keep taking this medication as prescribed even if you feel much better. Tell your healthcare provider if you have liver disease or gallbladder problems.
When taking Fucidin, you may experience some side effects. The following are the most common reactions that you may have due to the use of Fucidin:
Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
Decreased number of red and white blood cells or platelets in the blood.
If you experience severe side effects, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately. It is also recommended to tell your doctor how this medication impacts your health condition.
Can It Interact with Other Medications?
Fucidin can interact with some other drugs, and in order to prevent severe health problems, you should tell your healthcare provider about all medications that you are going to use along with Fucidin, including herbal medicines.
Fucidin should not be taken along with cholesterol-lowering medicines, because it may increase the risk of myopathy. When taking it along with anticoagulant medicines, Fucidin may increase the blood level which may lead to bleeding. In a combination with protease inhibitors used for HIV infection, it may increase the effects of both medications.
You can only start taking any oral typhoid vaccine (Vivotif) three days after stopping the use of Fucidin.