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Fucibet cream is a medicine that is used to treat the most common bacterial infection of the skin, such as eczema or dermatitis. There are two active ingredients in Fucibet: betamethasone valerate 0.1%, an anti-inflammatory steroid, and fusidic acid 2%, which treats the most common bacterial infection of the skin.
- Contains antibiotics to kill bacteria
- Treats eczema and psoriasis
- Reduces swelling, redness and itching
- Genuine medication
- All drugs sourced in the UK
What is Fucibet?
Fucibet cream is a medicine that is used to treat the most common bacterial infection of the skin, such as eczema or dermatitis. There are two active ingredients in Fucibet: betamethasone valerate 0.1%, an anti-inflammatory steroid, and fusidic acid 2%, which treats the most common bacterial infection of the skin. Fucibet cream also contains cetostearyl alcohol and chlorocresol, may cause allergic reactions to some people.
Fucibet cream is not used for the treatment of fungal infection.
Patient Information Leaflet
For more information on the prescription medication patients should refer to the Fucibet patient information leaflet.
How does Fucibet work?
Fucibet contains betamethasone and fusidic acid.
Betamethasone is a topical corticosteroid that is used to reduce inflammation. Skin eczema is usually characterized by skin inflammation caused by the substances released by the immune system. The substances caused the blood vessels to widen, which results in the redness, swelling, pain, and itch in the affected areas.
When betamethasone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the cells to decrease the release of the inflammatory substances, which results in reduced swelling, itch, and redness. Betamethasone is a strong corticosteroid.
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It enters the bacteria cells and interferes with the production of proteins needed by the bacteria to divide and multiply. Fusidic acid does not kill the bacteria; it leaves them unable to divide and multiply. The bacteria eventually die or are annihilated by the immune system. Fucibet treats the bacterial infection that comes with eczema.
What are the benefits of using Fucibet?
Fucibet contains two active ingredients: betamethasone and fusidic acid.
Betamethasone is effective in reducing the inflammation of eczema and other skin conditions. When applied to the skin, betamethasone works inside the skin cells to reduce the production of substances that cause the inflammation. The effects of betamethasone could be seen in reduced swelling, redness, and itching.
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that treats bacterial infection. Bacterial infection usually occurs in eczema. The application of fusidic action in the affected area interferes with the bacteria’s production of protein, which is necessary for division and multiplication. Fusidic acid, while not directly killing the bacteria, causes them to be unable to divide and multiple. The bacteria will eventually die or be killed by the body’s immune system.
How do I use Fucibet?
Read and understand the leaflet enclosed with the product.
Apply Fucibet cream to the affected area of the skin, one or two times a day, using only a thin layer.
If the doctor directed you to use dressings with Fucibet, you should cleanse the skin thoroughly before you apply the cream under a fresh dressing.
Avoid getting Fucibet cream in the eyes, mouth, or nose. In case the cream accidentally gets in those areas, rinse it with cold water.
Thoroughly wash your hands after applying Fucibet cream, unless the skin of your hands is being treated.
This medicine contains an antimicrobial so it should not be used for longer than two weeks. Long-term use of the medicine may increase the chances of the microorganisms becoming resistant to the medicine. If the infection does not clear up with seven days, you should see your doctor because he might need to prescribe an oral antibiotic to clear up the infection.
Do not use Fucibet longer or more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Fucibet should not be diluted with moisturizer or any other cream. If you are using Fucibet and a moisturizer on the same area of the skin, you should leave at least 30 minutes between the applications of each product. This will allow the absorption of each product and avoid them mixing on the skin.
Fucibet cream should be applied topically as directed by your doctor.
The typical dose for adult is 250 mg twice daily, applied thinly on the affected area. When the symptoms show sign of improvements, the application of Fucibet cream should be less often, and continue to use an emollient cream to maintain the benefits in the longer term.
Side effects and precautions
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect people in different ways. Everyone who will be using the cream may not experience the side effects of Fucibet.
The following are common side effects of this medicine:
- Skin irritation, such as rash, redness, burning or itching on application. It may also result in allergic inflammation of the skin. Stop using the medicine and consult your doctor if you experience a reaction to your skin or if your skin condition worsens.
- Reduced skin pigmentation
- Thinning of the skin
- Stretch marks
- Excessive hair growth
- Prominent blood vessels under the skin
- Inflammation of the hair follicles
- Prolonged use of the medicine may result in the absorption of corticosteroid that may cause side effects on the other parts of the body.
Fucibet should not be used in the following:
- Bacterial infection that is not secondary to eczema
- Fungal infections
- Viral skin infections
- Tuberculosis affecting the skin
- Acne vulgaris
- Skin rashes due to syphilis
- Acne rosacea
- Inflammatory rash around the mouth
- Itching skin in the anal or genital area
- Widespread psoriasis
Fucibet should not be used for children below six years of age.
Fucibet should not be used during pregnancy unless the doctor considers its use essential. It should not be used also during breastfeeding unless the doctor considers its use necessary.
Fucibet is not known to affect other medicines. However, it is still necessary that you tell your doctor all medicines you are using or planning to use while using Fucibet.
If you are applying a moisturizer shortly before or after applying Fucibet, the moisturizer can dilute the corticosteroid and make it less effective. It is recommended that you apply the moisturizer at a different time of the day, or at least 30 minutes before or after you applied Fucibet cream.
How do I buy Fucibet online?
You can safely buy Fucibet online at UK Meds. You will need to have first an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Fucibet is the right medication for your medical condition.