Fucibet Cream

Fucibet Cream (30g )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Tue. 26 Sep.

Description for Fucibet Cream


Where to buy Fucibet Cream
As a prescription-only medicine, you cannot simply purchase Fucibet cream over the counter. Fucibet cream is prescribed to patients in the UK who are suffering from eczema or other inflammatory skin conditions, to provide relief and prevent the condition from getting worse. When you buy treatment such as Fucibet cream online from us it is after an online consultation with one of our doctors, you can choose have it delivered to your home the very next day. While there is no one cure for irritating skin problems like dermatitis, shopping with the Independent Pharmacy will ensure that you get the appropriate medication when you need it most.

Fucibet Cream treats infected eczema using a 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- relieving the discomfort. 

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 weep pus or looks golden and crusty. Eczema usually occurs in patches on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands and feet, but can also appear on the eyelids, neck, nipples, scalp, and even lips. If left untreated, it is likely to spread and get worse.

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.

Non-Prescription Alternatives for Eczema can include;

Moisturisers and emollients

Bath and Shower Gels

Cotton Gloves (To keep from scratching)

Antihistamine tablets (To ease the itching)

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

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, and unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, wash after application as well.

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
  • Excessive hair growth, also known as ‘hypertrichosis’
  • Inflamed hair follicles, or ‘folliculitis’

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 or diseases:

  • 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.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

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 recurring 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.

  • Can Fucibet cream be used to treat other ailments?

    Blisters
    Fucibet cream is sometimes prescribed for those who are suffering from painful blisters, particularly if they appear on the feet.

    Boils and bites
    The cream is occasionally prescribed for patients who have boils, as the anti-inflammatory ingredients in Fucibet cream are excellent for reducing painful swelling or irritation. The same goes for particularly bad insect bites, such as bee or wasp stings.

    Pimples, spots and cysts
    Fucibet cream is a common treatment for acne rosacea sufferers, particularly for those who have larger pimples or cysts that are sore and irritated, as it provides temporary anti-inflammatory relief.

    Cellulitis
    An infection of the deeper layers of skin and underlying tissue, cellulitis is usually treated with antibiotics, but doctors may also prescribe Fucibet cream as a way of managing the condition, since it is an antibiotic topical treatment.

    Hemorrhoids and piles
    Fucibet cream is not recommended for the treatment of hemorrhoids or piles, since it shouldn’t be used around or near the genital area. Likewise, it should also not be used for the treatment of thrush. If you think you have thrush, you would be better off with a specialist thrush treatment such as Canesten.

    Impetigo
    Fucibet should not be used to treat bacterial skin infections such as impetigo. A bactericidal ointment such as Fucidin is a more appropriate treatment for impetigo.

    Scabies
    Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Fucibet might be prescribed to relieve scabies symptoms, but your doctor is much more likely to recommend an insecticide cream like Lyclear to kill the mites that cause it. 

  • Is eczema caused by a vitamin deficiency?

    Zinc deficiency is thought to be a common nutritional deficiency among eczema sufferers, particularly children. Vitamin A and D deficiencies can also cause zinc deficiency, since they aid the absorption of the mineral.

    Other common causes of eczema include allergies, digestive disorders, immune deficiencies and nutritional deficiencies, particularly B vitamins.

  • Is Fucibet suitable to use on a baby?

    Eczema often starts early in life, when the patient is a baby or toddler, primarily affecting the arms, neck, back and legs and appearing as irritated red patches of skin. Usually, the causes are linked to family history – the condition is not contagious, and will not pass on to other children from your baby. Fucibet is generally not prescribed for children under 5 years old, as the ingredients are very strong. At the Independent Pharmacy we don’t treat anyone under 18 – children need to be seen face-to-face by a doctor.

    Fucibet is also not suitable for women who are pregnant.

  • Does Fucibet cream help with scars?

    Fucibet is not strictly designed as a cream to reduce scarring – it is an antibiotic treatment for infected eczema and associated conditions. Indirectly it will help to reduce scarring, as the relief it provides will reduce the impulse to itch. 

  • Using Fucibet on infected tattoos

    Tattoos can sometimes become infected, also known as ‘chemical dermatitis’. If your tattoo is swollen, weeping or infected, your doctor may prescribe Fucibet cream as an antibiotic remedy to kill the bacterial infection. Always get your tattoo seen by a doctor if you are experiencing intense itching or it appears to be infected, and try not to itch, or you risk scarring. 

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