Fucicort Cream 15g

SKU: GH726

XCD $61.18


Fucicort® contains two different types of medicine. One medicine is called fusidic acid. It is a type of antibiotic. The other medicine is called betamethasone valerate.

It is a type of corticosteroid (steroid). These two medicines work at the same time in different ways.

Fucicort® works by:

• The antibiotic killing germs (bacteria) that cause infections.

• The corticosteroid reducing any swelling, redness or itchiness of your skin.

Fucicort® is used to treat:

• Conditions where the skin is inflamed (eczema or dermatitis) and also infected by germs (bacteria).

Your doctor may have prescribed Fucicort® for another reason

When you must not use it Do not use Fucicort® if:

• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid, betamethasone valerate or any of the other ingredients in your medicine (see Product Description at the end of this leaflet for a list of ingredients).

• You have a skin condition called acne rosacea. This is redness and inflammation over your nose and cheeks. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.

• You have a skin condition called perioral dermatitis. This is a red spotty rash around your mouth or chin.

• You have a skin condition caused only by bacteria, virus or fungus that is not being treated, or is not controlled by existing treatment.

Using Fucicort® may make these conditions worse or hide their symptoms.

Examples include boils or spots, cold sores, chickenpox and athlete’s foot. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.

• You have ulcers on the area to be treated.

• You have a skin condition caused by tuberculosis that is not being treated or is not controlled by existing treatment. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.

Fucicort® should not be applied to the face. If you are not sure whether you should start using Fucicort®, talk to your doctor.

Before you start to use it Tell your doctor if:

• You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant

• You are breastfeeding • You have allergies to any other medicines or any other substance

How to use Fucicort

This medicine is only for using on your skin or the skin of a child. Do not swallow it. Do not put it inside your body.

Remove the cap. Check the seal is not broken before you first use the cream.

Then push the spike in the cap through the seal on the tube. Always wash your hands before using Fucicort®.

Rub the medicine gently on the skin. Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fucicort®.

If you accidentally get any medicine in your eye, wash it out with cold water straight away. Then bathe your eye with eyewash if possible. Your eye may sting.

If you start to have any problems with your sight or your eye is sore, contact your doctor immediately.

How much to use Adults and children: Your doctor should tell you the dose that is right for you or your child.

If your doctor has told you the amount of cream to use then keep to this advice. If not, the following guide will help you to use the correct amount.

You can use your first (index) finger to measure how much Fucicort® to use. Squeeze the cream along your finger from the tip to the first joint.

This is called a fingertip unit (as shown in diagram below)

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