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What is Sodium Fusidate used for?

Sodium Fusidate cream is prescribed for the topical treatment of bacterial skin infections. These include primary skin infections such as impetigo (contagious skin infection with blisters or red spots), folliculitis (infection of hair follicles), paronychia (skin infection around the nails) and erythrasma (infection in skin folds).

Sodium Fusidate is also used to treat secondary skin infections, including infected eczema, infected cuts/wounds and contact dermatitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sodium Fusidate is used to treat infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria. This antibacterial cream belongs to a class of medications called antibiotics. Sodium Fusidate works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause the infection.

What are the side effects of Sodium Fusidate?

Like other medicines, Sodium Fusidate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Sodium Fusidate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Sodium Fusidate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Sodium Fusidate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Sodium Fusidate may cause side effects such as pain, stinging, burning and irritation at the application site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Sodium Fusidate.

What is the recommended dosage of Sodium Fusidate?

The dosage of Sodium Fusidate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Wash your hands before using the Sodium Fusidate cream. Gently apply a small amount of the cream into the affected area. Wash your hands well after applying the medicine.

What if you miss a dose of Sodium Fusidate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Sodium Fusidate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.

What if you overdose on Sodium Fusidate?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Sodium Fusidate, seek medical attention immediately.

Sodium Fusidate is for external use only and this medicine should not be swallowed.

What other drugs could interact with Sodium Fusidate?

There are no known interactions between Sodium Fusidate cream and other medicines. However, it is important to inform your doctor about the use of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Sodium Fusidate) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Sodium Fusidate?

Is it possible for me to use Sodium Fusidate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Sodium Fusidate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Sodium Fusidate?
How will Sodium Fusidate work in my body?
How should Sodium Fusidate be used?
How to reduce the risk of Sodium Fusidate drug interactions and side effects?


Avoid getting Sodium Fusidate cream into your eyes.

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Sodium Fusidate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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