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FUCIDINE OINTMENT

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FUCIDINE OINTMENT 2%
(Sodium fusidate)
Patient Information Leaflet

This product is known by the above name but will usually be referred to as Fucidine Ointment throughout
this leaflet.

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Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Fucidine Ointment is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Fucidine Ointment
3. How to use Fucidine Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Fucidine Ointment
6. Further information
1. What Fucidine Ointment is and what it is used for
Fucidine Ointment contains sodium fusidate.
It is a type of antibiotic.
Fucidine Ointment works by killing germs (bacteria) that cause infections.
Fucidine Ointment is used to treat conditions where the skin is infected by germs (bacteria),
such as:
Impetigo (a weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin)
Infected dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) and spots
Infected cuts and grazes.

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Take special care with Fucidine Ointment
Take special care if you are going to use this medicine near your eyes or the eyes of a child.
If you use the ointment over a long time or in large amounts it may make the chance of getting any
side effects higher. Also your skin may get more sensitive to this medicine.

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2. Before you use Fucidine Ointment
Do not use Fucidine Ointment
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid or sodium fusidate.
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the other ingredients in your medicine. You can find a
list of these ingredients in section 6 of this leaflet.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medicines. This
includes any medicines which you have bought without a prescription.

Driving and using machines
Usually your medicine will have very little effect on your ability to drive or use machines. Check with your
doctor if you feel any side effect that may stop you from driving or using machines.

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Important information about some of the ingredients of Fucidine Ointment
Fucidine Ointment contains:
Lanolin (wool fat). This may give you an itchy rash and inflammation on your skin where your
medicine is used.
Cetyl alcohol. This may give you an itchy rash and inflammation on your skin where your medicine
is used.
Please ask your doctor if you are worried about any of the ingredients in this medicine.
3. How to use Fucidine Ointment
Always use Fucidine Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.

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How to put on Fucidine Ointment
This medicine is only for using on your skin or the skin of a child. Do not swallow it. Do not put it inside your
body.

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Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Fucidine Ointment:
If you are pregnant, or think you are pregnant. You must not use your medicine for a long time or in
large amounts. You must ask your doctor for advice.
If you are breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while using this medicine.

Remove the cap. check the seal is not broken before you first use th e ointment. Then push the spike
in the cap through the seal on the tube.
Always wash your hands before using Fucidine Ointment. Rub the medicine gently on the skin. If you use it
on your face be careful to avoid your eyes.
Unless you are using the ointment to treat your hands, always wash your hands after using Fucidine
Ointment.
If you accidentally get any medicine in your eye, wash it out with cold water straight away. Then bathe your
eye with eyewash if possible. Your eye may sting. If you start to have any problems with your sight or your
eye is sore, contact your doctor immediately.

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What to do if you use more Fucidine Ointment than you should
If you accidentally apply too much ointment or a small quantity of the ointment is accidentally swallowed, it is
unlikely to cause any harm. If a larger quantity of the ointment is accidentally swallowed or you are worried
contact your doctor, pharmacist or A+E department for advice.
If you forget to use Fucidine Ointment
If you forget to use this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. Then next use this medicine at the usual
time.
If you have any further questions about using this medicine, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, Fucidine Ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Important side effects to look out for:
You must get urgent medical help if you have any of the following symptoms. You may be having an
allergic reaction:
You have difficulty breathing
Your face or throat swell
Your skin develops a severe rash.
Other possible side effects:
Uncommon side effects (probably affect less than 1 in 100 people)
Irritation at site of application (including pain, burning, stinging and skin redness)
Itching
Rash

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Rare side effects (probably affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)
Conjunctivitis

If any of the side effects become serious or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.






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Fucidine ointment 2% is available as tubes of 15g.

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Fucidine ointment 2% also contains the following:
cetyl alcohol, lanolin, liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin.

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6. Further Information
Your medicine is called Fucidine ointment 2%. It contains the active ingredient sodium fusidate 2% w/w, in a
white ointment base.

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5. How to store Fucidine Ointment
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the tube or carton label.
There are no special storage conditions for Fucidine ointment 2%.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
If your doctor tells you to stop using the ointment, please take it back to the pharmacist for safe
disposal. Only keep the medicine if your doctor tells you to.
If the ointment becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of deterioration, you should seek the
advice of your pharmacist before using it.
Medicines should not be thrown away in waste water or in household waste. Please ask your
pharmacist how to throw away any medicine you do not need any more. If you do this you will help
protect the environment.

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PL No: 6464/0319

This product is manufactured by Leo Laboratories Ltd., 285 Cashel Road, Dublin 12, Ireland and is procured
from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder:
Waymade Plc, Miles Gray Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3FR

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PRODUCT: Fucidin Ointment

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Side effects where the number of people affected is not known:
Hives
Eczema

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How much Fucidine Ointment to use
Your doctor will tell you how much Fucidine Ointment to use.
Usually, you should use this medicine three or four times each day.
If you have been told to cover the skin with any dressings or bandages you may not need to use the
medicine so often. A nappy on a baby may act as a dressing. Follow the advice of your doctor.

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