GENERIC NAME: FUSIDATE SODIUM - ORAL (FYOU-seh-date)
USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat various infections.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed, usually three times a day. For best results, take each dose at evenly spaced intervals around the clock. This will ensure a constant level of medication in your blood. This may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication for the full time prescribed. Do not stop taking this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection.
SIDE EFFECTS: Indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, stomach ache, loss of appetite, headache or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), itching, swollen legs, mood changes. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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