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Logo FUCIDIN CREAM

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S4

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

FUCIDIN CREAM

COMPOSITION:
Each gram contains 20 mg (2%)
fusidic acid. Preserved with potassium sorbate 0,27%.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A. 20.1.6 Topical Antibiotics

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
FUCIDIN is a topical antibacterial agent.
Fusidic acid and its salts show strong surface activity and are also fat soluble. These properties facilitate its diffusion between aqueous and lipid phases in complex media. This may account in part for the tissue penetrating properties exhibited by the antibiotic. (FUCIDIN has been shown experimentally to penetrate skin as effectively as the corticosteroids).

INDICATIONS:
Indicated, either alone or in combination with systemic therapy, in the treatment of skin infections caused by Staphylococci.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Infection caused by non-susceptible organisms, in particular Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults and children:
Uncovered lesions - apply gently three or four times daily.
Covered lesions - less frequent applications may be adequate.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Caution should be exercised when using FUCIDIN CREAM near the eye. Hypersensitivity has been encountered during the use of topical FUCIDIN.

IDENTIFICATION:
White cream with practically no odour.

PRESENTATION:
Tubes of 15 g and 30 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Protect from direct sunlight and heat. Store below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
Q/20.1.6/128

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Adcock Ingram Limited
Adcock Ingram Park
17 Harrison Avenue
Bryanston Ext. 77
Private Bag X69
Bryanston
2021

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
September 1986

Under licence from:
        Leo Pharmaceutical Products, Ballerup, Denmark

New addition to this site: April 2004
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry

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