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Fucidin H Cream

Fucidin H Cream is a topical medicine used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis that have become inflamed and infected. It helps to reduce swelling, clear the infection, and soothe the irritation and discomfort. It contains an antibiotic and a corticosteroid (steroid) that work together to fight bacterial infection and reduce inflammation. It may be used by adults, elderly, children, and babies, although you should always follow the doctor’s instructions when using it on young children and babies.


Fucidin H Cream is available on prescription in the UK and can be bought online here at Doctor 4 U. Simply select either a 30g or 60g tube and continue to your consultation to ensure that this medicine is suitable for you.

Prices start from £16.99 for one 30g tube



Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 31/07/2020



Fucidin H Cream Patient Information Leaflet

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS
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Please use a minimum of 1 words.

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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
  • 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 treatment shouldn't be applied to broken, damaged or irritated skin You should avoid getting this medicine in or 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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Please use a minimum of 1 words.

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  • You have an allergy to fusidic acid
  • You have an allergy to hydrocortisone or other, similar topical corticosteroids
  • You've used this treatment in the past and suffered with serious side effects
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What is Fucidin H Cream and how does it work?

Fucidin H Cream is a topical treatment for common skin conditions that can cause inflammation, irritation, and infection of the skin. Skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis cause extreme dryness, the skin can often be flaky, itchy, red, and sore, and occasionally it can become infected. Signs of infection include swelling, your condition getting a lot worse, yellow crusting or small spots, fluid oozing from the skin, and sometimes you may have a fever, shivers, and generally feeling unwell. If this happens see your doctor as soon as possible. Fucidin H is applied topically to the affected area to not only soothe the itching and dryness of these problematic skin conditions, but to also directly treat infection caused by germs such as bacteria.

Fucidin H cream contains two active ingredients, the first being fusidic acid which is a type of antibiotic used to kill bacteria causing the infection, and hydrocortisone which is a type of corticosteroid (steroid) and this works by reducing inflammation, redness, and itching. These ingredients together help to heal and restore the skin to a healthy condition.

Who is Fucidin H intended to be used by?

Fucidin H Cream is intended to be used by those who have been diagnosed with +eczema or dermatitis that has become infected with bacteria. It may be used by adults, elderly people, children, and babies, although you should always carefully follow your doctor’s instructions when applying this cream on your child or baby. It shouldn’t be applied on large areas of your child’s skin or underneath nappies unless your doctor has said it is ok to do so.

Who should not use Fucidin H Cream?

For some people, Fucidin H Cream will not be a suitable treatment. This may be because of a health condition that may be worsened by using Fucidin H or if you are taking any other medication which may interact with this medicine. Do not use this cream if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are allergic to fusidic acid or hydrocortisone, or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
  • It must not be used to treat conditions such as acne rosacea, perioral dermatitis, tuberculosis, or syphilis
  • It must not be used to treat skin conditions that are only
  • caused by bacteria such as spots or boils, nor should it be used to treat skin conditions caused by a virus such as chickenpox or cold sores
  • Do not treat athlete’s foot or other skin conditions caused by a fungus with this cream

Precautions to take while using Fucidin H Cream

Speak to your doctor before starting treatment if you need to use it for a long time or on a large area of the skin as this may increase the risk of side effects. You will also need to be careful using the cream on sensitive areas and near your eyes, if this cream gets in your eyes it could lead to glaucoma. Do not use on your face for a long time or on open wounds or sensitive areas such as nostrils, ears lips, or genitals unless your doctor has said it is safe to do so. This also applies to use on thin skin, skin ulcers, broken veins, or acne.

This product is highly flammable so to avoid the risk of burns do not smoke and stay away from naked flames.

Does Fucidin H interact with any other medicines?

When starting a new treatment such as this you should always tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medicines, this includes prescription and non-prescription drugs, and herbal remedies. This is to ensure that there isn’t a risk of interaction between the medicines you’re currently taking and Fucidin H. If you’ve been prescribed other topical medicines or emollients to use with this cream, it is best to wait at least 30 minutes between applications.

Is this cream safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should not use this medicine unless your doctor has prescribed it to you. Your doctor will be able to weigh up the risks and benefits of using this medicine and if it is a necessary treatment it will be prescribed to you but you must not use it on large areas of skin or for long periods of time.

Fucidin H dosage and how to use it

Fucidin H Cream is usually applied twice a fay in the morning and evening and your symptoms should start to improve within a few days although treatment may last up to two weeks. You can use the tip of your index finger as a guide to measuring how much cream you should use.

Apply the cream externally only, do not swallow it, or use it internally. Before and after using, wash your hands thoroughly unless it’s intended to be used on your hands. After washing your hands you can then apply the cream to the affected area and gently rub it in, avoid the eye area if you’re applying it to your face.

What are the side effects?

As with all medicines, Fucidin H does have some side effects although not everyone will experience them. Side effects are more likely to occur if you’re using this medicine for a long time or on large areas of skin. The most common side effect is a reaction on or near the application site which can sometimes cause itching, burning, or irritation. It’s less common to experience inflammation and an itchy rash, or even a worsening of your skin condition. Blurred vision is another side effect which is listed on the patient information leaflet but it’s not known how common this is, but remember to always avoid the eye area when applying this medicine.

A severe but rare side effect which should be given emergency medical attention is an allergic reaction. These can be life-threatening so if you experience any difficulty breathing, severe skin rash, or swelling of the face or throat stop using the cream immediately and seek urgent medical help from your doctor or by going to A&E or calling 999.

One of the key ingredients in Fucidin H, hydrocortisone, has some side effects of its own. These include thinning of the skin, stretch marks, lightening of the skin, changes in the growth of your body hair, excessive sweating, etc, and again these are often more likely to occur due to long term use.

How to buy Fucidin H Cream online

You can buy this medicine safely online at Doctor 4 U, to do so you will need to complete a short online medical consultation which will be reviewed by one of our GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctors, and if you are deemed suitable for this treatment your prescription will be dispensed in our UK-based pharmacy and sent to you via a secure courier service. Our process is used to ensure that this medicine is safe and suitable for you.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage Instructions
Apply twice a day in the morning and evening for up to 2 weeks. If your condition has not improved after 7 days, stop treatment, and consult your doctor.
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The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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UK Express Delivery, £2.99

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Anytime, £4.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 1pm next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 9am next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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