Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm

Description
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm contains Fusidic Acid as an active ingredient.
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is an antibiotic and is prescribed in the treatment of various bacterial infections. 
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is for topical use only.
  • Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area.
  • Apply a small amount of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually up to 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor.
Category:
Type

Cream – Tube

Feature

2%

Unit

gm

Formula

Fusidic Acid

Composition

Fusidic Acid 2 %

Brand

Tabros Pharma (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

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

About

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm belongs to a class of topical medicines that are composed of antibacterials (fusidane). Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is used to treat skin infections caused by certain strains of bacteria, being particularly effective against staphylococci, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, and some sensitive and resistant strains to methicillin. Skin conditions indicated for treatment include infectious dermatitis, folliculitis, impetigo, nail infection, and others.

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm contains is chemically composed of Fusidic acid which acts by inhibiting protein synthesis and consequently ribosomal disaggregation in susceptible bacteria. Fusidic acid due to its antibacterial activity is also used in combination with steroids to treat infected inflammatory skin conditions as well.

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is available in the form of cream and ointment in a tube, meant for external use only. Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm can be applied in a thin coat over the affected area on the skin with clean hands,  three to four times 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness. 

Indications

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is prescribed for the management of a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Dermatitis
  • Impetigo 
  • Folliculitis 
  • Erythrasma 
  • Paronychia 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Infected eczema
  • Infected wounds/ cuts

How Does Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm Work

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm works by acting on the skin via its basic antibacterial mechanism and inhibits protein synthesis and consequently ribosomal disaggregation in vulnerable bacteria, thereby stopping the bacterial growth.

How To Use Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is available in the form of cream as well as ointment meant for external use only to be applied with clean hands after washing the affected skin properly and gently drying afterward. Fusil 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm 

  • Cream (2%) – 15 g
  • Ointment (2%) – 15 g

Usage

  • Wash and gently pat dry your skin before applying the Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm. 
  • Carefully rotate and remove the cap from the tube and check the seal. On top of the cap, there is a projection to puncture through the seal.
  • 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm gets wiped off from any part.
  •  Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm  is applied to the skin three or four times, or as per the doctor’s suggestion, avoid exposure to direct sunlight
  • Your doctor may or may not advise you to wrap the area with a clean bandage so as not to wipe it out. For less frequent applications (once or twice) a dressing may be advised.

Dosage 

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is not used for very long periods. Treatment is commonly prescribed for 1-2 weeks or more depending on the response and severity of your infection, prescribed for use three or four times a day. If there’s no improvement in your symptoms after 1 week, consult your doctor who may consider changing the medicine for you. Only a small amount on the tip of the index finger is taken out, just sufficient to cover the infected area, do not use more than advised. 

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

 Although Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is absorbed through the skin in insignificant amounts, it is not applied for longer periods in pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please do discuss it with your doctor before using it, who will only prescribe it if deemed necessary.

If you are breastfeeding an infant, topical use of Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm on the chest/breasts 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm:

  • Allergy to Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm 
  • Skin lesions due to viral infection (for example herpes)
  • Skin lesions due to fungal infection (for example athlete’s foot)

Precautions‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm:‌ 

  • If there is a history of allergy to medicines
  • Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application, avoid getting ‌Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm in your eyes
  • Do not use ‌Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm for long durations, if there is no noticeable difference in your condition after a week contact your doctor
  • Avoid applying to open wounds or cracked skin except if advised by the doctor
  • Avoid applying to sensitive parts like inside the nose, mouth or around the mouth, genitals 
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm may initially cause itching, redness, or irritation of the skin
  • In case of pregnancy or breastfeeding, seek a doctor’s advice first

Interaction With Other Medications

Certain medications could interact with Fusil 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
  • Rifampicin

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm has some side effects which include:

Common Side effects

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

Rare side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Eczema 
  • Dizziness 
  • Blistering
  • Conjunctivitis 

 How To Cope-Up With Some Adverse Effects

  • 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 (antihistamine) medicine which will stop the mild reaction. If a serious allergic reaction is suspected, rush to the nearby hospital and avoid Fusil 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. 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 Fusil 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. 

Key Facts About Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm

  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is a topical antibacterial used to treat several skin conditions such as infected dermatitis, impetigo, cellulitis, folliculitis, etc.
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm can be safely prescribed to children (above 2 years of age) and adults.
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is chemically composed of fusidic acid 
  • bacterial species susceptible to fusidic acid include mild infections due to staphylococci, clostridium, corynebacterium species as well as MRSA strains
  • It helps prevent and treat dermatitis through its antibacterial effect on the skin while fighting the infection
  • Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm is applied externally on the skin only, 3-4 times a day on clean, dry skin
  • Common side effects of Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness

FAQ’s

# 1. How To Store Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm?

Fusil 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 Fusil 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm Supposed To Be Taken?

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm  is available in cream or ointment form to be applied topically only over the affected area

# 4. Can I Use Other Skincare Products Alongside Fusil 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm on the face

# 5. Can I Take Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm During My Pregnancy?

Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm should not be used for long periods 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 Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm first

#6. Will Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm Affect My Fertility?

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

# 7. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm?

Yes, painkillers are safe to be ingested along with Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm 

# 8. Can Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Fusil 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 your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

# 9. How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

It may be used two to three times a day. Treatment can last up to 2 weeks depending on your condition and response to the cream.

# 10. Can I Go Outside After Applying Fusil 2% Cream 5 gm?

Commonly Fusil 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. 

# 11. What Is The Difference Between Cream And Ointment?

The basic difference lies in their consistency. Ointments due to more oil content feel greasy and are suitable for dry, cracked skin forming a protective layer. On the other hand, creams are less oily and readily blend into your skin upon gentle rubbing. Your doctor can advise you better regarding what to use when based on your skin type and condition.