Fucibet Cream
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Fucibet Cream

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Fucibet cream is a dual action cream for treating common infections that are associated with eczema and dermatitis. It's two active ingredients work together to treat the both the infection and inflammation. Betamethasone valerate is a steroid that reduces inflammation, whilst fusidic acid is an antibacterial that kills bacteria.

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


Buy Fucibet Cream Online

You can buy Fucibet cream 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

Antibacterial corticosteroid


Prevents bacteria growth allowing infection to clear while reducing inflammation and itching

Active Ingredients

Fusidic acid & Betamethasone valerate


From £12.99

Side Effects

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 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.

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.


 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.


What is eczema?

Eczema is a long term, inflammatory skin condition which usually has periods when it flares and periods when it clears. It can cause itchy and dry skin and is commonly found on the back of the knees, on the hands, and the inside of the elbows.

What does eczema look like?

In eczema, the skin is often inflamed and can be weepy. In lighter skin, eczema might become red. In darker skin, the inflamed skin might be grey, dark brown, or purple. This page shows several photos of eczema in people of different ages.

How do you get eczema?

There is no single cause of eczema. It is thought to involve a combination of factors like genes, environmental factors, and the immune system. 

People with a family history of eczema, hayfever, and/or asthma may be more likely to get eczema. There are also trigger factors that may cause eczema flares in some people. Examples of these are certain soaps, certain fabrics, pet fur, and pollen.

Can stress cause eczema?

Stress is thought to be one trigger factor that can exacerbate eczema or cause flares. Eczema can also cause people to feel stressed about their symptoms.

Can you buy steroid creams over the counter?

Some steroid creams can be bought over the counter at pharmacies. This includes Hydrocortisone 1% and Eumovate 0.05% but they can only be purchased after receiving medical advice from a pharmacist. Other corticosteroid creams are prescription-only medicines. 

You can order prescription eczema creams (UK) from our online doctor service. We ask that you complete an online medical questionnaire to enable our doctors to check that it is safe to prescribe. This service is only available to patients already prescribed specific steroid creams by their GP.


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 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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