Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm

Description
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is prescribed for the treatment of skin problems (eg,swelling,itchiness) caused by eczema,dermatitis and psoriasis 
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is also prescribed for certain bacterial infections of the skin
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm contains Betamethasone and Fusidic acid
  • A thin layer of ointment is to applied with clean hands,once or twice daily
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm comes packaged in a travel friendly tube.Each tube is sold separately
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Type

Cream – Tube

Feature

0.1/2%

Unit

gm

Formula

Fusidic Acid

Composition

Betamethasone 0.1 % + Fusidic Acid 2 %

Brand

Pearl Pharmaceuticals

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm belongs to a class of topical medicines which is a combination of synthetic steroid (Glucocorticoid) and antibacterial (fusidane). Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is prescribed for the treatment of a number of inflammatory skin conditions, more suited for conditions with an ongoing bacterial infection as well (eg, swelling, itchiness) caused by eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. and also for certain bacterial infections of the skin. Vulnerable bacterial species include mild infections due to staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus epidermidis, and others.

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm contains Betamethasone Valerate and Fusidic acid which acts by reducing inflammation exhibited by swelling and redness, as well as inhibiting protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria. Therapeutic outcomes of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm have been well-received due to its dual mode of action against inflammatory skin conditions. 

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is available in the form of cream in a tube, meant for external use only. Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm can be applied in a thin coat over the affected area on the skin with clean hands, twice daily. Usually, clinical improvements can be seen in a few days and the treatment may last up to 14 days or as advised by your doctor. Common side effects of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness. 

Indications

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is prescribed for the management of a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Dermatitis (atopic, contact)
  • Severe eczema 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Infected dermatoses 
  • Pruritus
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis

How Does Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm Work

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is more suited for inflammatory skin conditions with concurrent bacterial infection affecting it. It works by acting on the skin via two basic mechanisms. Firstly, Betamethasone being a Glucocorticoid controls the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by binding to Glucocorticoid receptors and interacting with DNA sequence. Also, it controls the infiltration and migration of inflammatory cells like leukocytes. It also inhibits Phospholipase A2 which speeds up the process of prostaglandin formation, a key mediator in inflammatory reactions. Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm thus decrease the inflammation.Secondly, fusidic acid with its antibacterial activity inhibits protein synthesis and consequently ribosomal disaggregation in vulnerable bacteria.

How to use Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is available in form of cream meant for external use only to be applied with clean hands after washing the affected skin properly and gently drying afterward. Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is safe for use in adults and children above 2 years of age. In children, careful application and monitoring are advised to avoid accidental ingestion. 

Available Potency and forms of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm 

Cream (2%+0.1%)  –  5 g

Cream (2%+0.1%)  – 15 g

Usage

  • Wash and gently pat dry your skin before applying the Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm. 
  • Take out a small amount of {{product} on fingertips and gently rub it in to form a thin, even coat over the affected area
  • Wash your hands after application (unless dermatitis is affecting your hands), an additional amount can be reapplied if Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm gets wiped off from any part.
  •  Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm  is applied to the skin two or three times, or as per the doctor’s suggestion, avoid exposure to direct sunlight
  • Avoid wrapping the area with a bandage so as not to wipe it out 

Dosage

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is not used for very long periods. Treatment is commonly prescribed for 2 weeks. If there’s no improvement in your symptoms after 1 week, consult your doctor who may consider changing the medicine for you.Dosage for the cream form can be estimated as per fingertip units (fingertip of forefinger)

Adult Dosage

A thin film of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is to be applied once or twice a day, as instructed by a physician.

Small area: 1-2 fingertip units

Large area: 4-5 (up to 7) fingertip units

Child Dosage

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm must not be used on children without consulting a doctor.Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is not considered safe to be prescribed to patients aged 2 years and younger. Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is not recommended to be used for more than 7 days.Smaller amounts should be applied to a child’s body due to height and physique differences.Commonly 1-2 fingertip units or less is sufficient to cover the affected skin

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm although absorbed through the skin in insignificant amounts may pose a problem in elderly patients so, in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm.

Pregnancy use and lactation

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm should be not applied during pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please do discuss Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm with your doctor before using it, who will only prescribe if deemed absolutely necessary.

If you are breastfeeding an infant, topical use of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm on the chest or where the baby might ingest it. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm:

  • Allergy to Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm 
  • Skin lesions due to viral infection (example herpes)
  • Skin lesions due to fungal infection (example athlete’s foot)
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Diaper rash
  • Glaucoma/cataract 
  • Diabetes mellitus 

Precautions‌ ‌

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  • If there is a history of allergy to medicines
  • Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application, avoid getting ‌Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm in your eyes
  • Do not use ‌Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm for long durations, if there is no noticeable difference in your condition after a week contact your doctor
  • If ‌Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm was prescribed for prolonged use by the doctor, it may put you at risk of infections or slow wound healing due to immunosuppression, take precautions accordingly 
  • Avoid applying to open wounds or cracked skin except if advised by the doctor
  • Betamethasone in ‌Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is a steroid that when used for a longer duration can cause suppression of adrenal function
  • Avoid applying to sensitive parts like inside the nose, mouth or around the mouth, genitals 
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm may initially cause itching, redness, or irritation of the skin

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm and may increase or decrease its absorption. Make sure to inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re currently taking, in which case, your doctor might alter the treatment. 

  • Other skin medications (you can apply such drugs at different timings)
  • Cosmetics (may decrease the efficacy)
  • Skin products that might irritate the skin

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm has some side effects which include:

Common Side effects

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dryness of skin 
  • Flaky skin
  • Tingling/ burning sensation at the site of application

Rare side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Headache 
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness 
  • Blistering
  • Temporary exacerbation of symptoms
  • High intraocular pressure in eyes (if used in large amounts / near eye)
  • Conjunctivitis

List Of How To Deal With Adverse Affects

  • Allergic Reactions – Allergic reactions to the drug may be mild to severe or potentially could be life-threatening. If allergy is suspected immediately take anti-allergy (anti-histamine) medicine which will stop the mild reaction. If a serious allergic reaction is suspected rush to the nearby hospital and avoid Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm and drugs with similar compounds in the future.
  • Skin Rash/ Blisters – can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine or organic aloe vera lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Dryness – apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm onto the skin. This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.
  • Headaches – In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea – Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Blurred vision- This side effect tends to go away on its own in a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

Key facts about Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm

  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is a topical anti-inflammatory cream used to treat dermatitis, eczema, pruritis with a concurrent bacterial infection
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm can be safely prescribed to children (above 2 years of age) and adults.
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is chemically composed of betamethasone (steroid) and fusidic acid (antibacterial)
  • Bacterial species susceptible to fusidic acid include mild infections due to staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus epidermidis
  • It helps prevent and treat infected dermatitis through its anti-inflammatory effect on the skin while fighting the infection as well
  • Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is applied externally on the skin only, twice a day on clean, dry skin
  • Common side effects of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness

FAQs

#1. How To Store Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm?

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place above 25°C,  away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to change the chemical nature of certain drugs.

#2. What If I Use Too Much Of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm?

 In case of excessive usage or accidental ingestion, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. Toxicity results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3. How Is Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm Supposed To Be Taken?

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm  is available in cream form to be applied topically only over the affected area

#4. Can I Use Other Skincare Products Alongside Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm?

In case you want to use other skin creams or ointments, make sure you use those products at a different time. Avoid applying make-up as well while using Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm on the face

#5. Can I Take Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm During My Pregnancy?

Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm should not be used in pregnancy due to potentially harmful effects on the unborn baby. Breastfeeding mothers should practice caution and avoid applying cream on or near breasts. Consult your doctor regarding the safety of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm first

#6. Will Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm Affect My Fertility?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

# 7. Can I Take Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm While Breastfeeding?

With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. Although topical use of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm on the chest or from where the baby might ingest it.

# 8. Can Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm does not cause dizziness but may occur as a rare side effect or may experience blurred vision. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

# 9. How long Will I Have To Continue Taking  Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm?

It may be used twice a day. Treatment can last up to a week depending on your condition and response to the cream.

# 10. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers Alongside Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm?

Yes, painkillers are safe to be ingested along with Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm 

# 11. Can I go Outside After Applying Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm?

Commonly Fosedic-B 0.1/2% Cream 5 gm is prescribed to be applied at bedtime to avoid sun or UV exposure. If it is necessary to step outside make sure to protect your skin from direct sun or wear a sunblock.