fusidic acid, fusidate sodium-topical cream, ointment, gel

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GENERIC NAME: FUSIDIC ACID, FUSIDATE SODIUM - TOPICAL CREAM, OINTMENT, GEL (fyou-SID-ick acid, FYOU-seh-date SO-dee-um)

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

Please Note: This Drug is no longer available in the United States.

USES: This medication is used to treat skin infections.

HOW TO USE: This medication is for topical use only as prescribed. Clean and dry the affected area as directed. Then apply a small amount of the medication on the skin. A thin layer is all that is needed. Cover with a bandage if directed to do so. Do not use large amounts, apply this more often or use this for longer than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Use carefully if applying to the face. Avoid contact in or around the eyes.

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may initially cause mild irritation, burning, or redness. If these effects continue or become worse notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: swelling, rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: pre-existing illness, infections, allergies (especially to any antibiotics). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication has been found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: antibiotics, skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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