Fucidin Cream by 68S6jf


									Patient Information Leaflet                                                                              Use the cap to break the seal on the tube
                                                                                                         The Cream is usually applied three or four times a day to the infected areas of your skin. If the

                                                                                                          area is covered or bandaged, the Cream may be applied less often.

                                                                                                    What should I remember when applying the Cream?
fusidic acid                                                                                             Avoid getting the Cream in your eyes, since it may cause stinging. If it does get in your eye, bathe
This leaflet gives you some helpful information about using Fucidin Cream. Read the leaflet               the eye with water.
carefully before you use the Cream. If you have any questions, or you are not sure about                 If the Cream is accidentally swallowed, contact your doctor immediately.
anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
                                                                                                    What should I do if I forget to use the Cream?
What is Fucidin Cream?
Fucidin Cream contains fusidic acid 2%, an antibiotic which kills the bacteria causing the               If you forget to use the Cream at the right time, use it as soon as you remember. Then continue
infection of your skin.                                                                                   as before.
The Cream also contains butylated hydroxyanisole, cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin,
potassium sorbate, polysorbate 60, white soft paraffin and purified water.                                                                 AFTER USING THE CREAM
The Cream is available on prescription only in tubes of 15g and 30g                                      You should notice an improvement after just a few days of using the Cream.
                Product Licence Holder        Manufacturer and Product Authorisation
                Leo Laboratories Limited      Holder                                                     The Cream may cause a mild irritation of your skin for a short while after you have applied it. Do
                Longwick Road                 Leo Laboratories Limited                                    not worry, but see your doctor if the irritation continues or if you have any other unexpected
                Princes Risborough            Cashel Road                                                 problems.
                Bucks. HP27 9RR               Dublin 12                                                  As with other treatments for the skin, use over a long time may increase the possibility of
                                              Ireland                                                     sensitisation (you may notice some burning or stinging when you use the Cream and your skin
                                                                                                          may look red or be itchy. Occasionally, as with other treatments, the infection may become
                                                                                                          resistant even though you are using the cream as instructed by your doctor. See your doctor if
                                                                                                          the treatment does not seem to be working.
                                                                                                         Remember this treatment is for YOU. Only a doctor can prescribe it for you. Do not let other
                                                                                                          people use your Cream even if their skin problem seems to be the same as yours.
What it Fucidin Cream used for?                                                                                                               STORING THE CREAM
The Cream is used to treat infections of the skin, such as impetigo (a weeping, crusty and
swollen patch of skin), boils, spots, abscesses, carbuncles, infected dermatitis (inflammation of        Keep the tube in a safe place where children cannot reach it.
the skin), and infected cuts, grazes, wounds, burns and ulcers.                                          Do not use the Cream after the expiry date given on the tube.

                                BEFORE USING THE CREAM                                              Date leaflet last revised: October 1994

   As with other prescription medicines, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding,   ®
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    or if you become pregnant during your treatment.
   Do not use the Cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, as listed above.
   Do not use on skin conditions other than those described by your doctor.

                                      USING THE CREAM

   Follow your doctor's instructions about when and how to use the Cream. Read the label
carefully. Your pharmacist will explain if you are not sure.

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