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What does Sodium Fusidate treat?
This is a topically applied antibiotic cream is prescribed for the topical treatment of bacterial skin infections both primary and secondary. It treats primary skin infections such as impetigo, folliculitis, paronychia and erythrasma. This is also prescribed to treat secondary skin infections such as infected eczema, infected cuts/wounds and also contact dermatitis. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Sodium Fusidate dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Wash your hands well before applying the cream. Apply a small quantity of the cream on the affected area. Wash off after applying the cream.
Missed a dose?
Apply it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never apply a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Sodium Fusidate is used along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Sodium Fusidate.
It may interact with other antibiotics and skin products. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Sodium Fusidate might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Sodium Fusidate may have side effects such as stinging, pain, burning and irritation at the application site. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Sodium Fusidate
- Can I use Sodium Fusidate along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Sodium Fusidate?
- What is the dosage of Sodium Fusidate to be used?
- How should I use Sodium Fusidate?
- How will Sodium Fusidate work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Sodium Fusidate be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Sodium Fusidate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.