Fucibet Cream

Fucibet Cream (30g )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Sat. 27 May.

Description for Fucibet Cream

Fucibet Cream treats infected eczema by the dual mode of action; fusidic acid fights the infection whilst betamethasone relieves inflammation. Fucibet is available from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor following a free 3 minute simple health questionnaire. Take action to treat infected eczema today.

 

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Fucibet Cream treats infected skin conditions like eczema by its dual mode of action; fusidic acid fights the infection whilst betamethasone relieves the inflammation. Fucibet is available from The Independent Pharmacy following a free online consultation. Take action to treat infected eczema today.

Fucibet Cream contains two active ingredients: Fusidic Acid and Betamethasone. It is applied topically and is mainly used to treat infected eczema or dermatitis. Fucibet Cream is manufactured by Leo Laboratories Limited and is classified as a prescription-only-medicine (POM).

The ingredient Fusidic Acid is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat bacterial infections. It does this by inhibiting the production of new proteins within the bacteria. These proteins are essential to the bacteria, enabling them to multiply. Without these proteins, the infection is unable to increase or spread. Fusidic Acid doesn’t actively kill the bacteria itself. Once their ability to multiply has been halted, they will eventually die off or be killed by the body’s natural immune response. When eczema or dermatitis has become infected, creams with fusidic acid will provide effective treatment.

The other active ingredient, Betamethasone, belongs to a group of medicines called topical Corticosteroids. These are effective treatments for reducing the skin inflammation associated with eczema or dermatitis. Our body’s immune system can sometimes release chemicals and substances that can irritate the skin, causing the blood vessels to dilate (widen). This widening can result in the affected area(s) becoming red, painful, itchy or swollen. Betamethasone works by penetrating inside the skin cells, reducing the release of these inflammatory-causing substances. This will, in turn, decreases the associated redness, swelling and itching.

Fucibet Cream is primarily used to treat eczema and dermatitis where a bacterial infection is present. The two active ingredients work well together for treating this form of eczema. The Fusidic Acid actively treats the infection, while the strong corticosteroid action of the Betamethasone effectively reduces the associated inflammation and swelling. Fucibet Cream should not be used on areas of the skin that are infected by anything other than dermatitis. This includes impetigo, thrush, nappy rash, rosacea, or viral infections, such as herpes (cold sores/genital herpes).

When skin is affected by eczema, it becomes much more vulnerable to infection. These infections are most often caused by staphylococcus bacteria. Symptoms of infected eczema include skin that is oozing pus or appears golden and crusty.

You can take steps to prevent infection by treating any eczema as quickly as possible. Keep the skin moisturised with emollients, and use steroid creams to manage flare-ups. Avoid any irritants, and try to resist itching the affected area. Scratching may cause the dry skin to split, leaving the body open to infection.

Psoriasis is another condition that results in dry, scaly skin. It most often occurs on the hands, feet, elbows, knees and scalp. It is thought to occur when the immune system targets healthy skin cells. Psoriasis can flare-up due to stress, injury, a reaction to some medicines, hormonal changes, smoking or excessive drinking. Areas of skin affected by psoriasis are vulnerable to infection, as is the case with eczema. If an infection is present, you will likely be prescribed a combination treatment such as Fucibet.

Fusidic acid is an effective treatment for infected dermatitis, but it should not be used for more than two weeks. After this point, the medicine is less likely to be effective and you will be at a higher risk of side effects.

Adults should apply Fucibet to the affected areas twice daily. For use in children or those under the age of 18 years, we recommend they see a Doctor.

Fucibet cream is for external use on the skin only. When you first remove the cap, check that the seal is intact. Open the tube using the spike on the cap. You should rub a thin layer gently onto the affected skin. Wash your hands thoroughly before using this medicine.

Always wash your hands before using Fucibet. Rub the medicine gently on the skin. Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fucibet.

Fucibet cream normally starts to produce an improvement in symptoms within a couple of days. Fucibet cream can be used for up to two weeks, however, if no improvement is seen after seven days you should discontinue use and see your doctor. Using the cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance that bacteria will become resistant to it and it will be ineffective in the future.

Leave Fucibet cream to soak in for 30 minutes before applying other moisturisers or creams to ensure it is fully absorbed and not diluted.

The tube and its contents should be discarded after 3 months of opening. Do not throw medicines away in the household rubbish. They should be taken to any pharmacy free of charge where they will be disposed of responsibly.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Fucibet cream, however, if you do they can include:

Rash, itchy or inflamed skin at the site of application

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in Fucibet are:

Fusidic acid, betamethasone valerate

Fucibet also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Macrogol cetostearyl ether, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, white soft paraffin, all-rac-a-tocopherols, purified water, sodium hydroxide

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

This medicine is unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of the cream’s ingredients.

Fucibet cream should not be used on any of the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth)
  • Viral infections (e.g. cold sores, herpes, chicken pox)
  • Bacterial infections which are unrelated to dermatitis
  • Fungal infections (e.g. thrush, athlete’s foot)
  • Rosacea (a flushing of the skin around the nose)
  • Perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth/chin)
  • Conditions caused by syphilis or tuberculosis

Fucibet cream can be used for up to two weeks, however, if no improvement is seen after seven days you should discontinue use and see your doctor. Using the cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance that bacteria will become resistant to it and it will be ineffective in the future.

Take care when using Fucibet over large areas or anywhere on the face, especially near the eyes.

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Fucibet Cream contain and what is it used for?

    Fucibet Cream contains fusidic acid 2% and betamethasone 0.1%. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that helps to kill bacteria that cause infections and betamethasone is a steroid that helps to reduce redness, itching and inflammation.

    Fucibet cream is used for cases where the skin is inflamed but there is also an infection present. This is usually in cases of infected eczema.

  • How do I use Fucibet Cream?

    Adults should apply Fucibet to the affected areas twice daily. For use in children or those under the age of 18 years, we recommend they see a Doctor.

    Fucibet cream is for external use on the skin only. When you first remove the cap, check that the seal is intact. Open the tube using the spike on the cap. You should rub a thin layer gently onto the affected skin. Wash your hands thoroughly before using this medicine.

    Always wash your hands before using Fucibet. Rub the medicine gently on the skin. Unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fucibet.

     

    You should rub a thin layer gently onto the affected skin. The unit of measurement for creams and ointments applied to the body is the Finger Tip Unit (FTU). One FTU is the amount of cream from the edge of the nail to the first crease of the finger. The diagram below shows how many FTUs are needed to cover different areas of the body.

     

    Fucibet cream can be covered with a dressing if the area is proving to be difficult to treat. Placing a clean dressing on the area overnight would be sufficient to see an improvement.

    Fucibet cream normally starts to produce an improvement in symptoms within a couple of days. Fucibet cream can be used for up to two weeks, however, if no improvement is seen after seven days you should discontinue use and see your doctor. Using the cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance that bacteria will become resistant to it and it will be ineffective in the future.

    Leave Fucibet cream to soak in for 30 minutes before applying other moisturisers or creams to ensure it is fully absorbed and not diluted.

    The tube and its contents should be discarded after 3 months of opening. Do not throw medicines away in the household rubbish. They should be taken to any pharmacy free of charge where they will be disposed of responsibly.

  • Can I use other Eczema treatments with Fucibet Cream?

    You can combine Fucibet cream with your normal emollient eczema treatments to keep your skin hydrated and prevent further irritation from drying and cracking. Fucibet should not be used with any other steroid or antibiotic creams as it may cause irritation to your skin and produce side effects.

  • Why can I only buy two tubes of Fucibet online at one time?

    Fucibet is a prescription-strength treatment for infected eczema. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of two tubes of treatment at one time. Fucibet treatment is normally not used for more than 7-10 days, therefore two tubes should be more than sufficient for complete treatment of a large area. 

  • Is Fucibet available for next day delivery?

    Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Fucibet is available for next-day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Fucibet online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Fucibet online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

    All of our eczema treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.

  • How do I buy Fucibet online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Fucibet to you. It only takes about three minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door.

  • What are the advantages of buying Fucibet online?

    There are many advantages to buying eczema treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Betnovate tablets and other eczema treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
  • Can I use Fucibet while I am pregnant?

    It is not recommended to use Fucibet while pregnant. This is because animal studies have shown that the active corticosteroid (betamethasone) can cause harm to unborn babies.

    Discuss with your doctor whether your personal benefits of Fucibet outweigh these risks.

    Fucibet can be used by mothers who are breastfeeding, as long as the cream is not applied directly to the breast.

  • Does Fucibet interact with other medication?

    Fucibet is well tolerated – there is no known interaction between Fucibet and other medication. If you should experience any undesired effects when taking this medication with another, please tell us and we would be happy to report it for you. You should not use Fucibet cream with any other creams that contain fusidic acid or other steroids such as betamethasone, hydrocortisone or clobetasone.

  • Is Fucibet right for you?

    Do not use Fucibet:

    • If you are allergic to any of its ingredients
    • If you suffer from rosacea (a condition causing redness of the face and cheeks)
    • On spots around the chin or mouth
    • For skin infections that are not associated with outbreaks of eczema
    • To treat acne
  • What are the side effects of Fucibet?

    As Fucibet is applied only to infected areas and only used for short courses of up to two weeks, the side effects are usually limited to the site of application.

    These can include skin irritation, worsening of eczema, redness, itching and stinging. These only occur in approximately 1 in 10,000 people.

  • How do I stop my Eczema from reoccurring?

    After treatment with Fucibet, the infection should have cleared and the eczema started to get better or calmed down completely.

    To stop eczema outbreaks from re-occurring it is important to moisturise the skin regularly. Cosmetic moisturisers may have perfumes or colours added to them that can irritate the skin or encourage eczema. Most medical moisturisers (emollients) tend to be colour- and scent-free.

    Emollients such as Dermol, Doublebase, Diprobase and Balneum all form a thin layer on the surface of the skin and prevent moisture loss. They are available as ointments, creams, lotions and bath additives.

    Ointments tend to last longer but can be more 'greasy'.

    Creams are absorbed easily but don’t tend to moisturise as well as ointments.

    Lotions are great for hairy skin or for larger surface areas.

    For further information on the different types of emollients available and when best to use them, visit our dedicated section on Eczema Treatments.

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