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FUCIDIN (SODIUM FUSIDATE)

Fucidin Description

Fucidin tablets contain Sodium Fusidate, the active ingredient that is the sodium salt of a medicine called Fusidic acid. Fucidin is a prescription strength oral antibiotic medication that may be prescribed to treat infections that include your lungs, blood, or skin caused by staphylococcal bacteria that have developed a resistance to penicillin antibiotics.

How Fucidin Works on Bacteria

Fucidin is referred to as an anti-bacteriostatic in that it does not kill the bacteria, but interferes with the bacterial protein production and DNA replication. As their numbers dwindle, your immune system also aids in destroying any remaining bacteria. It is essential that you take Fucidin for the time recommended to prevent the bacteria from regaining a hold and begin to multiply.

Uses for Fucidin

Fucidin is typically prescribed for treating infections caused by staphylococci, a type of bacteria. An important clinical use of Fucidin is its activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as MRSA. However, in order to ensure Fucidin is still active and effective against MRSA, your doctor will usually prescribe a 2nd antibiotic to take in addition to help decrease the risk of bacterial resistance.

Fucidin may be prescribed to treat a number of infections including: infections of the skin and wounds, heart tissue and bone infections, infections of the blood such as septicemia, pneumonia and other lung infections and infections connected with cystic fibrosis. To avoid possible drug resistance, your doctor can also prescribe a second anti-biotic to treat your bacterial infection.

Before You Take Fucidin

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding before taking Fucidin (Sodium Fusidate) to be certain it is safe to do so. Advise your doctor of any other medical conditions or allergies you have and list all OTC and Rx medications you take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements, to be certain Fucidin is the best medication for you.

Precautions When Taking Fucidin

If your doctor has prescribed a high dose of Fucidin or prolonged treatment, you may need to have blood tests performed to monitor liver function. If you have any problems with your liver during the time that you take Fucidin, you should inform your doctor without delay. You should not take statins (medications to lower cholesterol levels) while you are taking Fucidin due to possible adverse effects.

Possible Side Effects of Fucidin

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn

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