- Effective Infected Eczema Treatment
- Contains two active ingredients Fusidic Acid & Betamethasone
- Helps treat both inflammation and infection
- 30g or 60g available
Buy Fucibet Cream Online
You can request to buy Fucibet online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. Complete an online medical questionnaire so our doctors can review your request and ensure the medicine 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.
What is Fucibet cream?
Fucibet cream is a prescription-only medicine used primarily for infected eczema. It contains two active ingredients: fusidic acid and betamethasone valerate. This combination of antibiotic and powerful steroid cream relieves the discomfort associated with eczema and allows the clearing of bacterial infections in the area.
How does Fucibet cream work?
One of the two active ingredients fusidic acid works by preventing the bacteria in the area from multiplying. This allows the body’s immune system to clear the infection without being overwhelmed by bacterial numbers.
The second ingredient is a steroid known as betamethasone valerate. This is a high strength steroid that works by preventing the release of chemicals by the skin that inappropriately cause inflammation, swelling and itching. By relieving the discomfort associated with eczema and preventing further itching of the area Fucibet cream allows the body to begin healing the affected area.
While this medicine can be used for other conditions, primarily it is used for eczema when a bacterial infection is present. This combination treatment is prescription only and requires a doctor to assess the condition online or in person.
What is Fucibet cream used for?
Fucibet is primarily used for eczema where a bacterial infection is also present. Unlike most other eczema treatments, the antibacterial ingredient of Fucibet allows the clearing of bacteria while the inflammation from the eczema flare is reduced.
Fucibet cream may also be used in other inflammatory skin conditions when there is a bacterial infection present if prescribed by a doctor.
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 the skin twice a day. A usual course of treatment is up to two weeks. Talk to your doctor before using it for 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 Summary
Apply to the affected area(s) TWICE daily.
|Type of medicine|
Prevents bacteria growth allowing infection to clear while reducing inflammation and itching
Fusidic acid & Betamethasone valerate
Can include irritation, dry skin, a slight burning sensation, itching when applied
Fucibet Cream Prices
|2 x 30g|
Preventing bacterial infections with eczema
Bacterial infections can be common with eczema as itching the area can often break the skin allowing bacteria to enter, causing a skin infection. In order to prevent future bacterial infections in areas where eczema is experienced you should:
- Avoid itching the affected area
- Wear cotton gloves to prevent skin damage from itching
- Manage eczema flares quickly with treatment
- Keep the skin moisturised and healthy
- Avoid known eczema triggers
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.
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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.
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 or herpes simplex virus 1 or 2. 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.
Fucibet Cream in pregnancy and breastfeeding
Fucibet cream should be avoided in pregnancy when possible. Your doctor may prescribe the cream for you if they deem it necessary, although other options should be carefully considered. Fucibet is considered generally safe in breastfeeding although it is important that it is NOT applied to the breast to avoid accidental ingestion by the infant. Always consult your doctor before using medicines while pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Fucibet Cream Ingredients
The active ingredients of Fucibet cream are 2% fusidic acid and 0.1% betamethasone valerate.
The other ingredients include liquid paraffin, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, macrogol cetostearyl ether, white soft paraffin, all-rac-a-tocopherol, purified water, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol and sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.
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