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  • Fucidin


  • Medication features

    Fucidin is a cream that is used to treat a variety of superficial skin conditions. It is suitable for both adults and children. It is an antibiotic cream that tackles an infection in the same fashion as a tablet. It is most effective when applied two or three times a day for about a week.

    • Used to treat bacterial infections such as impetigo
    • Tackles the infection as well as inflammation


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Fucidin, a brand name of fusidic acid, is an antibacterial cream that can help to reduce symptoms of skin infections such as impetigo.


  • How quickly does Fucidin work?

    Symptoms should begin to clear within a couple of days, and the treatment can be used for up to two weeks. If there’s no improvement after a week, stop applying it and see your doctor.

  • Can you use too much Fucidin?

    If you accidentally apply too much cream, it is unlikely to cause any harm.

  • For how long should I use this treatment?

    Your skin should start to improve after a few days. But it’s very important to use the cream for as long as advised.

Side Effects

It is unusual to get side effects when using fusidic acid cream. Some people experience mild skin irritation, which can go away on its own. Speak to a member of our team if this itching is troublesome or doesn’t go away with time.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet