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.
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. Sometimes eczema and dermatitis can present with a bacterial infection. Using Fusidic Acid Cream, in these cases, will be an effective means of treatment.
The other active, 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 substances. This will in turn decreases the associated redness, swelling and itch.
Fucibet Cream is primarily used to treat eczema and dermatitis where a bacterial infection is present. The two active ingredients work well together for 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. For example impetigo, thrush, nappy rash, rosacea, or viral infections, such as herpes (cold sores/genital herpes).
How to apply Fucibet Cream
Fucibet cream is for external use on the skin only. Remove the cap. Check the seal is not broken before you first use the cream. Then push the spike in the cap through the seal on the tube.
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.
How much Fucibet to use
The usual treatment time is 7-10 days. You should notice your skin improve after just a few days of using the cream. If there is no improvement after 7 days you should stop using the cream and go to your doctor for further advice. Do not use Fucibet cream for more than two weeks.
Usually you should use this medicine twice each day. Use it in the morning and evening. To remind you to use the medicine it may help to use it when you do another regular action, such as brushing your teeth.
You can use your first (index) finger to measure how much Fucibet to use. Squeeze the cream along your finger from the tip to the first joint as shown in the diagram provided in the Patient Information Leaflet with your cream. This is called a fingertip unit. The usual number of finger tip units you need to cover different parts of the body is shown in the diagrams in the Patient Information Leaflet. If you need to use a little more or a little less do not worry.
Fucibet Cream contains Fusidic Acid 2% and Betamethasone 0.1% as the active ingredients.
Fucidin also contains the following inactive ingredients: macrogol cetostearyl ether, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, white soft paraffin, all-rac-α-tocopherol and purified water.
You must get urgent medical help if you have any of the following symptoms, you may be having an allergic reaction:
- You have difficulty breathing
- Your face or throat swell
- Your skin develops a severe rash.
Other possible side effects can include:
- Skin problems
- Skin irritation
- Burning feeling
- Worsening of your eczema
- Stinging feeling
- Skin redness
Any of the problems listed above are more likely if Fucibet is used for a long time, in large amounts or on skin folds (such as armpits or under breasts).
Do not use Fucibet:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid or betamethasone valerate.
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the other ingredients in your medicine.
- To treat a skin condition called acne rosacea. This is redness and inflammation over your nose and cheeks. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.
- To treat a skin condition called perioral dermatitis. This is a red spotty rash around your mouth or chin.
- To treat skin conditions caused only by bacteria, such as boils or spots.
- To treat a skin condition caused by a virus, such as cold sores or chickenpox.
- To treat a skin condition caused by a fungus, such as athlete’s foot
- Do not use this medicine on your face or near?your eyes. If the cream gets into the?eye, this may lead to glaucoma.
- On open wounds or sensitive areas such as?the nostrils, ears, lips or genitals, or on thin skin, skin ulcers, broken veins or acne.
If you use the cream over a long time or in large amounts it?may make the chance of getting any side effects higher. Also your skin may get more sensitive to this medicine.
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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.
In adults, you 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.
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.
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.
Fucibet is an 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.
Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm, Fucibet Cream is available for next day delivery.
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 cream 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 acne treatments through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor. You are able to check our credentials in the footer of every webpage for peace of mind. You should never buy medicines online from unregistered websites or abroad.
It simple! Just select 'Start Consultation' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so our GPs & Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Fucibet to you. It all takes around 3 minutes and your treatment can be delivered to your door.
There are many advantages to buying Fucibet online, some include:
- It's quick & 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.
- Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Fucibet Cream and other eczema treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.
It is not recommended to use Fubibet in pregnancy because studies in animals have shown that the corticosteroid (betamethasone) ingredient can have harmful effects to unborn babies.
You should consult your Doctor who will weigh up the risks versus the benefits of treating your condition.
Fucibet can be used to treat breast feeding mothers, however it should not be applied directly to the breast.
Fucibet is well tolerated and 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 betamthasone, hydrocortisone or clobetasone.
There are certain incidences where Fucibet should not be used:
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the cream.
- If you suffer with rosacea (a condition causing redness of the face and cheeks).
- On spots around the chin and mouth.
- Solely for infections of the skin or infections not associated to outbreaks of eczema.
- To treat acne.
As Fucibet is applied only to infected areas and used for short courses of up to two weeks only, the side effects are usually limited to the site of application.
These can include skin irritation, worsening of eczema, redness, itching, stinging and occur in approximately 1 in 10,000 people.
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.
Further information on the different types of emollients available and when best to use them, visit our dedicated section on Eczema Treatments.