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Fucibet Cream

Manufactured bySUN PHARMA LABORATORIES LTD
ContainsBetamethasone (0.1 %w/w) + Fusidic acid (2 %w/w)
Description

Fucibet Cream is a combination of medicine used for the symptomatic relief of symptoms such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, rashes, purulent discharge from the infected site, etc. associated with eczema or dermatitis caused by bacteria. This medicine is not recommended use in patients less than 6 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Fucibet Cream

  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Application site pain
  • Application site irritation
  • Burning feeling
  • Redness of skin
  • Skin Rash
  • Application site swelling
  • Application site blisters
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Fucibet Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Eczematous dermatoses
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Systemic Fungal Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to betamethasone, fusidic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Primary Skin Infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with untreated or uncontrolled skin infections caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.

Perioral dermatitis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with perioral dermatitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.

Rosacea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with rosacea due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Allergic reactions

This medicine has the potential of causing moderate-to-severe allergic reactions in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the therapy with this medicine and prescribe a safer alternative, based on your clinical condition. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with other medicines and their interaction may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report the use of all your current medicines to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Immunization procedures

Immunization procedures involving the injection of a live and weakened pathogen should be avoided while using this medicine. Alternate means of immunization not involving a live strain of a microorganism could be considered.

Tuberculosis relapse

Use of this medicine can cause a relapse of tuberculosis in patients who have recently recovered from it. Hence, for such patients, it is advised to conduct suitable diagnostic tests before starting the treatment with this medicine.

Usage on skin

This medicine is not recommended for use on the face since an accidental contact with the eyes or near the eyes may cause irritation and other ophthalmic adverse effects.

Duration of use

Do not use this medicine for more than 2 weeks or in large volumes since this may cause serious adverse effects and the skin may become sensitive to the medicine.

Adrenal suppression

Use of this medicine can cause suppression of adrenal glands. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients suffering from disorders of the adrenal glands. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition and/or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine after taking into account all the risks and benefits associated with its use.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. Swallowing this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Cholestyramine

BCG vaccine

Disease interactions

Tuberculosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who have recently recovered from tuberculosis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Syphilis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who have recently recovered from syphilis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Betamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling and irritation. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic which blocks protein synthesis in bacteria. This helps in stopping the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Topical antibiotics, Steroid antibiotics, Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Mhra.gov.uk. 2018 [cited 30 October 2018]. Available from:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/par/documents/websiteresources/con014227.pdf

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 30 October 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.983.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 18 Feb 2019

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