What is Fusidic acid topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Fucidin

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Fusidic acid is an antibacterial agent used to treat a number of bacterial skin infections, available as a cream and ointment. It is not available in the US.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Eczema 3 0
Doctor recommendation 2 0
Eye infection 2 1
Wound infection 2 2
Acne 1 0
Acne breakout 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fusidic acid topical

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fusidic acid topical

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Fusidic acid topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Fusidic acid topical

Duration

Currently taking Fusidic acid topical

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Fusidic acid topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Fusidic acid topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gramicidin-Neomycin-Polymyxin B 1
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2 patient evaluations for Fusidic acid topical

Jan 6, 2014 (Started Jan 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for eye infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 drop(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 24, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for skin eruptions)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was prescribed to treat apparent bacterial impetigo-esque skin infection which later was diagnosed as eczema herpeticum. It did have a positive effect of stopping the oozing/weeping from the open sores on my face but did not help improve the extent of them.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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