Fucibet Cream
  • Fucibet Cream

Fucibet Cream

Medication features

  • Effective Eczema Treatment
  • Contains two active ingredients Fusidic Acid & Betamethasone
  • Helps treat both inflammation and infection


Order Fucibet Cream Online

You can request to buy Fucibet online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. Because Fucibet cream is a prescription medicine, you will need to complete an online medical questionnaire before ordering. This allows our doctors to assess whether it is safe and suitable for you to use. 

If your order is approved, a prescription is sent to our online pharmacy team. From here, your medicine will be dispensed and dispatched to your address via Royal Mail.

This service is only available to patients who have been prescribed this medicine by their GP or dermatologist previously. You should be regularly monitored by your GP or dermatologist when using this medicine.

About Fucibet

Fucibet cream is used to treat conditions where the skin is inflamed and also infected by bacteria, such as infected eczema. It contains two active ingredients: fusidic acid and betamethasone valerate

How does Fucibet work?

Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that helps to kill bacteria. Betamethasone is a steroid medicine that helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. This combination provides an anti-inflammatory effect as well as an antibacterial effect. 

Fusidic acid only works against bacteria. Fucibet is not suitable for skin infections caused by a fungus or a virus. 

How to apply Fucibet

Your doctor will tell you how much Fucibet to use. Usually, a small amount of cream is applied to the affected area of skin twice a day. A usual course of treatment is up to two weeks. Talk to your doctor before using it longer than two weeks.

See the patient information leaflet for information on fingertip units and how much cream to apply. Always wash your hands before and after applying the cream (unless you’re applying the cream to your hands).

You should notice an improvement after a few days of applying the cream. Consult your doctor if it hasn’t improved, or has worsened, after 7 days.

Fucibet cream alternatives

Other topical treatments can be used to treat infected eczema and other infected skin conditions. Fucidin H is a similar treatment that contains fusidic acid but it contains a different steroid ingredient, called hydrocortisone. Fucidin cream is another alternative. Fucidin cream contains fusidic acid but does not contain any steroid ingredients.

For more severe infected skin conditions, such as cellulitis, oral antibiotics are usually prescribed.

For eczema, or other inflammatory skin conditions that aren’t infected (e.g. psoriasis), other treatments are available. Steroid treatments applied in a thin layer such as Hydrocortisone, Eumovate, and Betnovate can be prescribed. Emollient creams and ointments such as Aveeno and Zerobase can be used frequently for dry skin conditions.


What is Fucibet cream used for?

Fucibet cream is used to treat skin conditions that are inflamed and infected, such as infected eczema. It helps to reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria causing the infection.

Is Fucibet a steroid cream?

Fucibet is a steroid cream because it contains the steroid ingredient betamethasone valerate. This is a common steroid used to treat inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

What is the difference between Fucibet and Fucidin?

Fucibet contains two ingredients: fusidic acid and betamethasone. Fucidin only contains the antibiotic fusidic acid. It does not contain a steroid ingredient.

Can Fucibet be used on the face?

Your doctor can prescribe Fucibet for use on the face if they think it is necessary. However, if it has been prescribed for your face, you must take care when applying the cream. If the cream gets in the eyes, it can lead to glaucoma as a side effect. It should not be used on the face for a long time because the skin on the face is more sensitive than other parts of the body.

Can you buy Fucibet cream over the counter?

Fucibet cream, in the UK, is a prescription-only medicine and you cannot buy it over the counter at a pharmacy. However, you can request Fucibet cream to buy from registered online doctor and pharmacy services like Simple Online Pharmacy. Our Fucibet cream price includes the medication and prescription fee costs. Please note, our doctors cannot prescribe Fucibet cream for psoriasis. Contact our customer service team if you have any enquiries about your order.

Side Effects

Fucibet Side Effects

Like all medicines, Fucibet can cause side effects. Most side effects of Fucibet are more likely to happen if the cream is used in large amounts, for a long time, or on skin folds (such as the armpits). 

Side effects associated with Fucibet include worsening of eczema, itching, burning, irritation at the application site, and dry skin. These are not common side effects, which means they may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Fucibet contains cetostearyl alcohol which can cause an itchy rash in some people.

See section 4 of the patient information leaflet for further information on the side effects. If you notice any side effects whilst using the cream, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.



After applying the cream, you should not cover the skin with any dressings or bandages unless your doctor has told you to. Do not use the cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. 

It is not suitable for fungal infections like athlete’s foot and viral infections like chickenpox. It should also not be used to treat rosacea or perioral dermatitis. You should read the warnings in the patient information leaflet before applying the cream. If you have any worries or questions about using the cream, ask your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.

If your skin condition hasn’t improved after 7 days of using the cream, stop using it and contact your doctor. This may indicate you need to be prescribed a different treatment, such as oral antibiotics.

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Fucidin Cream

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20% xFucidin Cream 1 x 15g £11.99
20% xFucidin Cream 2 x 15g £17.99
20% xFucidin Cream 1 x 30g £16.99
20% xFucidin Cream 2 x 30g £27.99

Eumovate Cream and Ointment

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Cream 1 x 30g £11.99
Eumovate Cream 2 x 30g £19.99
Eumovate Ointment 1 x 30g £11.99
Eumovate Ointment 2 x 30g £19.99
Eumovate Cream 1 x 100g £18.99
Eumovate Ointment 1 x 100g £18.99

Betnovate Cream & Ointment

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0.1% xCream 1 x 30g £11.99
0.1% xCream 2 x 30g £18.99
0.1% xOintment 1 x 30g £11.99
0.1% xOintment 2 x 30g £18.99
0.1% w/w xOintment £20.99
0.1% w/w xCream £11.99

Fucibet Cream

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Fucibet Cream 1 x 30g £12.99
Fucibet Cream 2 x 30g £23.99

Fucidin H Cream

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Fucidin H Cream 1 x 30g £12.99
Fucidin H Cream 1x 60g £23.99

Hydrocortisone 1%

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1% Cream x1 x 50g £10.99
1% Cream x 2 x 50g £19.99
1% Ointment x 1 x 50g £10.99
1% Ointment x 2 x 50g £19.99
1% Cream x1 x 30g £7.99

Hydrocortisone Ointment & Aveeno Bundle

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1% xHydrocortisone Ointment 50g & Aveeno Bundle £21.99

Hydrocortisone Ointment & Cetraben Bundle

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1% xHydrocortisone Ointment 50g & Cetraben Bundle £24.99

Betnovate Scalp Application

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100ml £15.99

Elocon Scalp Lotion

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30ml £18.99