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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 FUCIDIN® CREAM 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, ® Registered Trade Mark 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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