CorticoFusidic Cream – Antibiotic & Anti-Inflammatory

Composition

Each gram contains: Fusidic acid 20 mg Betamethasone 1 mg (As valerate).

Properties

CorticoFusidic cream combines the potent topical antibacterial action of fusidic acid with the anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effect of betamethasone . fusidic acid is effective in low concentrations against staphylococci, including strains resistant to penicillin or to other antibiotics. Topically applied fusidic acid is also effective against streptococci, corynebacteria, neisseria and certain clostridia.

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Indications

CorticoFusidic is indicated in inflammatory dermatoses where bacterial infection is present or likely to occur. Inflammatory dermatoses include atopic eczema, discoid eczema, stasis eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis. lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis,discoid lumps erythematosus, insect bites, sunburns.

Dosage

  • Uncovered lesions : apply 2 – 3 times daily .
  • Covered lesions : Less frequent application may be adequate .

Contra indications

Topical corticosteroids are contra-indication in tuberculosis, viral and fungal skin infections.

Precautions

Topical administration of corticosteroids to pregnant animals can cause abnormalities of foetal development. The relevance of this finding to human beings has not been established, however, topical steroids should not be used extensively during pregnancy. i.e, in large amounts or for prolonged periods. 

In infants long-term continuous therapy should be avoided.

Side effects

Hypersensitivity has rarely been encountered. 

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CorticoFusidic – frequently asked questions

Does CorticoFusidic contain cortisone? Yes, betamethasone is a component of betafiosin that belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids, which are chemical compounds derived from cortisone. Betamethasone is useful for relieving the desire to scratch(itching) and reduce skin redness. The presence of derivatives of corticosteroids (cortisone) in the product  will not cause significant health problems as long as the product is used in accordance with the recommended doses.

Is CorticoFusidic – an antibiotic? Yes, fusidic acid is a component of betafiosin that belongs to antibiotics, and it is effective in killing and preventing from bacteria.

Does CorticoFusidic treat skin rashes caused by hair removal with sweet, wax, silk apple or laser? Yes, CorticoFusidic will relieve rashes that often appear after hair removal.

Can CorticoFusidic applied in the sensitive area? Yes, CorticoFusidic can be applied to the skin of the sensitive area (bikini area or under the arms).

Can CorticoFusidic be put on the nipple to treat nipple cracks caused by breastfeeding? Yes, it is possible. Put CorticoFusidic on the nipple and leave for 3 or 4 hours on the breast. Make sure to clean the nipple well from the traces of the product with water and soap before breastfeeding, and it is recommended to put an artificial nipple (a silicone nipple placed on the affected nipple to protect it from the infant’s bites during breastfeeding).

Does CorticoFusidic cure acne? It does not treat acne, however your doctor may prescribe it if you suffer from acne as an adjuvant treatment, for example your doctor can prescribe a skin exfoliation cream for acne, and this cream can cause irritation and redness on the facial skin,  CorticoFusidic may prescribed to you in this case to relieve the redness and irritation following the exfoliation cream.

Alternatives to this product: Betafucin, Zetacort, Futasone, Fucidic Plus, Fuci_Top_C, Fusi_zon, Fusiderm B, Fucibact B, Defucin H, Fucicort, CorticoFusidic, FostinoCort, Mixofuse.

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