Fucidin 2% Cream

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Fucidin cream is an antibiotic cream for external use only. It can be used to treat conditions where the skin is infected by bacteria, such as impetigo (a weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin), infected dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) and infected cuts and grazes.

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  • Antibiotic cream for topical use
  • Not suitable if you are allergic to fusidic acid
  • Used to treat skin infections such as impetigo, infected dermatitis and infected cuts and grazes
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Fucidin cream is a type of topical antibiotic for external use. It contains fusidic acid and works by killing germs (bacteria) that cause infections.


Fucidin Cream is not suitable if you are allergic to fusidic acid, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine listed in the patient information leaflet.

Important Interactions

Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames - risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

Side Effects
  • irritation at site of application (including pain, burning, irritation, stinging and skin redness)
  • itching
  • rash
  • eczema

Get urgent medical help if:

  • you have difficulty breathing
  • your face or throat swell
  • your skin develops a severe rash
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Fucidin 2% Cream Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: fusidic acid

Fucidin Cream is only available with a prescription. You cannot buy it over the counter without a prescription. It is also available as eye drops or ointment. It is also available as a cream combined with an anti-inflammatory steroid, called Fucidin H Cream.

Fucidin Cream is used for bacterial skin infections. It is not an antifungal and will not work on fungal skin infections.

It usually takes a few days for Fucidin Cream to work. It is important that you use your Fucidin Cream as directed by your doctor or as indicated in the Travel Pack instructions.

The Fucidin Cream included in the Anytime Doctor travel pack does not contain hydrocortisone. Its active ingredient is fusidic acid. The name for Fucidin Cream with fusidic acid and hydrocortisone is Fucidin H Cream.

Whilst both contain fusidic acid, these are two different medicines. Fucidin H Cream also contains hydrocortisone, an anti-inflammatory steroid.

If you accidentally use too much Fucidin Cream, it is unlikely to cause you any harm. But if you are worried you should always seek medical advice. You should avoid getting this cream into your eyes and always wash your hands after use to avoid getting it into your eyes by mistake.

Last reviewed & updated  01/10/2023   Authored  25/02/2011

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