Maximum per order: 2
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Fucidin cream contains the active ingredient fusidic acid, a true antibiotic. It is used as a treatment for infected areas of dermatitis or eczema. Fucidin cream usually treats infections within seven days.
The Independent Pharmacy only provides Fucidin cream for infected areas of eczema or dermatitis that have previously been diagnosed by a doctor and have returned with similar symptoms. You will not be able to purchase Fucidin online as a treatment for other infections or skin conditions.
Eczema is a common skin complaint in The UK. The condition is more prevalent among children, affecting approximately 20%, compared with adults, where only 8% suffer from the condition. Eczema causes the skin to become dry, scaly and inflamed. This can make affected area sore and itchy. In more severe cases, the skin may split, causing it to weep or bleed. If this occurs the wound can become infected. Fucidin cream is an antibacterial medicine that prevents bacteria from producing the proteins they require to replicate. This stops the infection from spreading, allowing the immune system to kill the existing bacteria.
As well as infected eczema, Fucidin cream can be used to treat infected hair follicles, infected wounds, impetigo and an infection around the nails.
Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?
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)
Wash your hands thoroughly before using Fucidin cream. Apply Fucidin to the infected area(s) according to your prescription. Generally, this will be three or four times per day. You may need to apply less frequently if the affected area is protected by a dressing. Remember to wash your hands after each application.
With sustained use of this medicine, there is an increased risk that an infection will become resistant to Fucidin. Talk to your GP if you do not notice improvement within a few days.
Continue using Fucidin until you have completed the prescribed treatment. This will prevent a recurrence of the infection, which may be resistant to Fucidin.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Fucidin, however, if you do they can include:
Local irritation or rash where the cream is applied.
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 ingredient contained in Fucidin cream is:
Fucidin cream also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Butylhydroxyanisole (E320), cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, purified water, all-rac -α -tocopherol, hydrochloric acid, white soft paraffin.
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.
Consult your doctor if you are using Fucidin over large areas of skin, or on any skin near the eyes. This may make you more susceptible to side effects.
Take care when using Fucidin, as some of its ingredients may cause skin irritation.
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.
We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
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
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.
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
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
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
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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