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Fucidin H

(fusidic acid - hydrocortisone)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02238578 FUCIDIN H 2%/1% CREAM

How does Fucidin H work? What will it do for me?

This medication is a combination product containing 2 medications: fusidic acid and hydrocortisone. It is used to treat mild to moderately severe atopic (allergic) dermatitis rashes that are infected by a particular bacteria (Staph. aureus).

Fusidic acid belongs to the family of medications known as topical (applied to skin) antibiotics. It works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing, allowing the body's defenses to get rid of the existing bacteria.

Hydrocortisone belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. It works to reduce itching and inflammation of the infected area.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Fucidin H?

Fusidic acid - hydrocortisone should be applied 3 times daily and gently rubbed into the affected areas. This medication should be used for the shortest length of time possible. If the skin has not improved after 14 days, contact your doctor.

Avoid applying fusidic acid - hydrocortisone in or near the eye, as this medication may irritate the eye or cause problems with the eye, such as glaucoma or cataracts.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important that this medication be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Fucidin H come in?

Each gram of white cream contains fusidic acid 2% and hydrocortisone acetate 1%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: butylated hydroxyanisol, cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, potassium sorbate, polysorbate 60, white soft paraffin, and purified water.

Who should NOT take Fucidin H?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to fusidic acid, hydrocortisone, or any ingredients of this medication
  • have a skin infection caused by bacteria that is not affected by fusidic acid
  • have fungal infections
  • have skin eruptions after receiving a vaccination
  • have tuberculosis skin lesions or skin infections related to syphilis
  • have viral diseases that affect the skin such as herpes simplex, varicella (chickenpox) and vaccinia

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