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Fucibet

Fucibet is a medicine used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the skin such as eczema or dermatitis. Eczema can sometimes become very inflamed, irritated, and infected and will need a different type of treatment when it gets to this stages. This medicine contains two key ingredients called fusidic acid which is a type of antibiotic and betamethasone valerate which is a type of corticosteroid. It is used to reduce the painful and uncomfortable symptoms of these skin conditions and eventually clear the infection.

Patient Information Leaflet Updated on: 14/01/2020

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Indicators that may suggest an infection can include:

  • Redness
  • Broken skin
  • Weeping lesions
  • Pain or sensitivity
  • Feels hot to touch
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  • If this treatment doesn't improve your symptoms after 7 days, you should make an appointment with your doctor
  • We aren't able to prescribe this treatment to treat eczema or dermatitis on the face or neck
  • You shouldn't use this treatment on large areas for more than 14 days unless you've been advised otherwise by your own GP
  • This medication shouldn't be applied to broken, damaged or irritated skin
  • You should avoid using this treatment near your eyes
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  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Genital or anal itching
  • Skin itching with no inflammation
  • Fungal infections
  • rRashes caused by a virus such as shingles or cold sores
  • Any skin lesions cused by tuberculosis
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  • You have an allergy to fusidic acid
  • You have an allergy to betamethasone or other, similar topical corticosteroids
  • You've used this treatment in the past and suffered with serious side effects
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How does Fucibet work?

The two active ingredients in Fucibet, fusidic acid and betamethasone valerate, work together to help reduce the symptoms and clear the infection. The antibiotic kills the bacteria which causes the infection, eczema is commonly infected with the bacterium known as Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria can worsen eczema and make it difficult to heal if left untreated. Fusidic acid helps to kill the bacteria and clear the infection.

Corticosteroids work by stopping the skin cells from releasing an inflammatory response when the immune system is exposed to a trigger or allergen. Betamethasone valerate (a corticosteroid) reduces swelling, redness, and itchiness of eczema.

Who is suitable for Fucibet?

Fucibet is suitable for adults and children who have been diagnosed with a common skin infection such as eczema or dermatitis. As this medicine contains a corticosteroid and antibiotic it may only be used when the condition is severe and is infected, as overuse of these substances is not recommended. Mild cases of these skin conditions may be treated with other methods such as emollients before using steroid creams.

Who should not use Fucibet?

There are a number of reasons why a person may not be suitable for this type of treatment. Topical steroids and antibiotics should be used with care and those who aren’t suitable for this type of treatment should avoid using Fucibet cream. You should consult with our online doctors before using this medicine to determine your suitability. Medicine is usually not suitable if it interacts with other drugs, causes complications to someone’s health or worsen their existing health condition, of if they’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Can I use Fucibet while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not recommended that you use Fucibet during pregnancy unless it has been advised by your doctor. Your doctor may feel that it is suitable for you but you should minimise absorption by only using small amounts on small areas. Fucibet may be used if you’re breastfeeding, however, it should not be applied to the breasts to prevent your baby coming into contact with or ingesting the medicine when breastfeeding.

Fucibet and health conditions

Always ask a doctor if Fucibet is safe for you to take if have any other health conditions. As with any medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients you are not suitable to take it. In the case of Fucibet cream if you’re allergic to fusidic acid, betamethasone valerate, or any other ingredient in this medicine, you should avoid it completely.

Although Fucibet is used to treat certain skin conditions, there are some skin conditions which do not respond to this kind of treatment and it may in fact worsen these conditions. Do not use Fucibet if you have the following:

  • Fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot
  • Viral skin infections such as cold sores or chickenpox
  • Skin conditions caused by bacteria only such as spots or boils - Fucibet should not be used to treat acne
  • Skin conditions caused by tuberculosis or syphilis
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Rosacea

Fucibet and other medication

Before using Fucibet cream you should tell your doctor about any other medications you are currently taking to avoid interference between the drugs. Fucibet is not known to affect many other drugs but you should still inform your doctor to be on the safe side. For instance, you may be using other creams or emollients and you may need to leave a sufficient amount of time between applications.

Are there any side effects of Fucibet?

All medications have some side effects, however, not everyone will experience them. There are some side effects of Fucibet, many of which are uncommon or rare.

Side effects of this medicine are more likely to occur through long term use and in large amounts, or if the application site is covered with a dressing. If you experience any of the following side effects stop using the cream and consult your doctor to discuss an alternative treatment.

You should be aware of signs of an allergic reaction which is a possible side effect of Fucibet. Look out for a severe skin rash, swelling of the face or throat which may lead to difficulty breathing.

Uncommon side effects

Side effects which may occur in up to 1 in 100 people who use Fucibet include:

  • Itchy rash and inflammation of the skin
  • Worsening of eczema
  • Burning feeling
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Pain at the application site
  • Irritation at the application site

Rare side effects

There are some rarer side effects which can been reported in up to 1 in 1,000 people and these include:

  • Skin redness
  • Hives
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling
  • Blisters

Side effects of betamethasone valerate

One of the active ingredients in Fucibet has its own side effects which you should discuss with your doctor. Side effects of betamethasone valerate may include thinning of the skin, stretch marks, and lightening of your skin colour. If any of these occur you may not be suitable to use this ingredient.

How to use Fucibet cream

Always follow the instructions when using antibiotics and topical steroids and follow the instructions given by your doctor. Before applying the cream make sure that the affected area is clean and dry as well as your hands, you can then apply a thin layer of Fucibet cream to the affected area twice a day, preferably during the morning and in the evening. Use your finger tip as a guide to how much cream you should use. Your doctor may suggest using a bandage or other type of dressing with the cream but not everyone will be suitable for this as it increases the amount of absorption. After applying the cream wash your hands thoroughly to prevent transferring the cream to an area that isn’t affected unless your hands are the affected area, in which case let the cream soak in.

How long does Fucibet cream take to work and is it effective?

Treatment with Fucibet cream is usually up to 2 weeks but you should start seeing an improvement in your skin condition after 7 days, if you don’t then you must stop using the cream and see your doctor. If used correctly Fucibet is a very effective treatment for clearing skin infections associated with eczema and dermatitis, and helping these skin conditions to heal and clear. Short term use of this medicine and proper management of the condition means that you’ll avoid needing to use steroids long term.

How to buy Fucibet cream online

To buy Fucibet cream safely online you will need a prescription from a General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctor which Doctor-4-U can provide. Firstly, you will need to submit a medical consultation form which our GMC registered doctors will review and once your suitability for this medication has been approved our UK-based pharmacy will dispense it and send it to you via a tracked courier service. Doctor-4-U makes buying Fucibet online safe, fast and convenient.

Dosage Instructions
Apply a small layer to the affected area twice daily.
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Fucibet Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
Fucibet 1 x 30g tube £15.99
Fucibet 2 x 30g tube £26.99

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