Sunday, 14 August 2011

Fucicort Topical Cream


Fucicort Topical Cream

Active ingredients present in Fucicort Cream:
.1 % betamethasone valerate
2 % Fusidic Acid
Betamethasone valerate in combination of antibiotics is from the group iii potent corticosteroids. Fucicort Topical Cream is applied for treating various skin infections (atopic dermataitis). The anti-bacterial elements present in Fucicort Topical Cream inhibits the development of certain bacteria by hindering the secretion of bacterial protein, thereby relieving from itching, redness, swelling and inflammation. Fucicort Topical Cream treats only some bacterial diseases and isn’t effective in treating fungal or viral infection.

Indications

Fucicort cream is applied for treating certain skin conditions. It is recommended in inflammatory dermatoses with likelihood of bacterial contagion or where bacterial infection is existent.

Dosage and administration 

Read the instruction carefully on the leaflet provided with Fucicort Topical Cream or follow the instruction suggested by your doctor.  Generally it needs to be gently massaged into the skin infection 2-3 times a day for a period of 5-6 days or as suggested by your doctor. In case the ailments don’t show signs of improvement, seek for professional advice straight away. Avoid bandaging or covering the skin infection with any kind of occlusive dressing unless recommended by your doctor. Avoid using Fucicort Topical Cream near the eyes or eye lids. In case of contact with eyes, splash with cold water immediately. Use Fucicort Topical Cream for the duration as suggested by your doctor, stopping it midway may let bacteria to produce. Prolonged use of the cream may cause spotting of the skin, in case symptoms don’t improve after the use of the medication for the prescribed period of time, consult your doctor.

Tips and warnings

·         Don’t use Fucicort Topical Cream in case you are allergic to any of its active ingredients.
·         As mentioned earlier avoid using it for more than the prescribed period, as doing so may cause spotting.
·         Store it in a cool and try place away from direct sunlight and the reach of children.

Side effects
Allergic reaction, dryness, stinging of the skin, redness and rashes may occur. Consult your doctor if any symptoms of the side effects of Fucicort cream occur. Prolonged use of the cream may result in skin thinning and spotting. 

The possibilities of severe allergic reactions are rare, but in case it occurs, seek for immediate medical attention. Symptoms include hives, skin allergy, reddening, rashes, swelling and difficulty in breathing.
These may not be the complete list of possible side effects of Fucicort cream, for further knowledge on the subject, consult your doctor.


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