FAQs related to Fusidic Acid 20mg/ Gm
Is Fusidic Acid an antifungal or a steroid? What is it used for?
Fusidic Acid is neither an antifungal nor a steroid. It is an antibiotic that is effective against bacteria. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin like impetigo (a weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin), infected cuts and grazes, and infected dermatitis (skin becomes red, slightly swollen, and painful due to infection).
For how long is it required to use Fusidic Acid?
Use the Fusidic Acid for the time advised by your doctor. The treatment with Fusidic Acid usually stretches for 1-2 weeks although it can be longer in some cases.
What precautions should I take while applying Fusidic Acid?
Fusidic Acid is meant to be applied only on the skin. Always wash your hands before applying the medicine. Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fusidic Acid. Do not insert it into your body or swallow it. If it accidentally enters your eyes, wash your eyes thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, contact your doctor immediately.
What is drug resistance? Does it mean that even Fusidic Acid may turn ineffective?
Sometimes the bacteria get modified in your body and the medicine stops working. This is called drug resistance. Extended or recurrent use of medicine may increase the risk of developing resistance to that medicine. Your body may develop resistance for Fusidic Acid too. Therefore, to prevent drug resistance, you should use Fusidic Acid in the right amount and for the duration recommended by the doctor.
What should prompt me to stop using Fusidic Acid?
If you develop a severe allergic reaction after using Fusidic Acid, wash the area thoroughly and do not use the medicine again. The symptoms of an allergic reaction include a severe rash, difficulty in breathing, stinging or burning in the eye which does not go away, and swelling of the face (especially around the eyes or eyelids). You should immediately seek the medical support of your doctor or go to a nearby hospital.