Fucidin Cream
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  • Fucidin Cream

Fucidin Cream

Medication features

  • Helps to treat Eczema & Dermatitis
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Normally effective in 7 to 10 days

 

Overview

Order Fucidin Cream Online UK

You can request to buy Fucidin cream online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. You can only order this medicine if you have been prescribed it previously by your GP. Before you check out, simply complete an online medical consultation for our doctors to assess. 

If your order is approved, a prescription will be sent to our online pharmacy team. From here, it will be dispensed and dispatched to your chosen delivery address.

What is Fucidin cream?

Fucidin cream and Fucidin ointment are topical treatments used to treat bacterial skin infections. Examples of bacterial skin infections include infected dermatitis and eczema, impetigo, and infected cuts and grazes. It is usually prescribed as a 7 to 10 day course to clear up the infection.

It contains the active ingredient fusidic acid and is available as the brand name Fucidin.

How does Fucidin work?

Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that works by killing the bacteria that causes infections. This helps to treat the skin infection and allows the skin to heal.

Fusidic acid only works against bacteria. It is not effective against fungal or viral skin infections. Ringworm and athlete’s foot are both examples of fungal infections that can be treated with antifungals like Daktarin cream. Shingles and cold sores are examples of viral infections.

Fucidin alternatives

Fucidin is a common course of treatment for certain skin infections. Doctors may also prescribe a combination of fusidic acid and a steroid ingredient. These may be more suitable for people with inflammatory skin infections, such as infected eczema.

Fucidin H cream contains fusidic acid and the steroid hydrocortisone. Fucibet cream contains fusidic acid and the steroid betamethasone.


Non-prescription treatments for eczema and dermatitis include moisturisers, bath and shower gels, and antihistamine tablets to help with itching.

Fucidin Summary

Active ingredient

Fusidic acid

Type of cream

Antibiotic cream

Price

From £11.99

Side effects

Can include skin irritation, burning, stinging.

Fucidin Prices

Fucidin - 1 x 15g

£11.99

Fucidin - 2 x 15g

£17.99

Fucidin - 1 x 30g

£16.99

Fucidin - 2 x 30g

£27.99

FAQ

What is Fucidin cream used for?

Fucidin cream uses include treating skin infections such as infected eczema, impetigo, and cuts that have become infected. It is also known as fusidic acid cream or ointment.

Is Fucidin cream a steroid?

The cream contains the active ingredient fusidic acid, which is not a steroid. Other creams are available to treat infections that do contain a steroid such as Fucidin H cream and Fucibet cream.

Can Fucidin cream be used for fungal infection?

It is not suitable to treat a fungal infection. Fungal infections, like athlete’s foot, need to be treated by antifungal medication such as Daktarin cream. Fucidin contains an antibiotic, which is only effective at treating bacterial infections.

How long does Fucidin take to work?

Your skin condition should improve after a few days of using the treatment. If you find that after 7 days your skin hasn’t improved, or has worsened, you should seek medical advice from your GP.

Can I buy Fucidin cream over the counter?

Fucidin cream, in the UK, is a prescription-only medicine and you cannot buy it over the counter. However, you can request to order Fucidin online from UK registered online doctor services - like Simple Online Pharmacy. We ask that you complete an online consultation as part of your order, for our doctors to assess. Our prescription price is already included in the Fucidin cream price.

Side Effects

Fucidin Side Effects

As with any medicine, it can cause side effects. However, these are uncommon and happen in less than 1 in 100 people. Skin reactions like irritation, pain, burning, and stinging can happen in the area of skin on which the cream is applied. Some people may also experience a rash or itching as a side effect.


If you notice any side effects from using this medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You can also see the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

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.

Directions

How to use Fucidin cream

You should use Fucidin exactly as your doctor has told you to. Usually, it is applied three or four times a day to the infected areas. 

Before first applying the cream or ointment, remove the cap and check the seal isn’t broken. To break the seal, push the spike in the cap through it.

Wash your hands before applying the treatment and wash them afterwards (unless you’re treating your hands). A thin layer of cream or ointment should be applied to the affected area of the skin and gently rubbed in. Do not cover the skin with dressings or bandages unless your doctor has advised you to do so.

Warnings

Other conditions and Fucidin

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to fusidic acid or any of the other ingredients in the cream. You should only use the cream or ointment for as long as your doctor has prescribed. It should not be used in large amounts or for long periods of time.


If you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. See the patient information leaflet for further information.

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Fucidin Cream

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
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

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
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

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
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

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Fucidin H Cream 1 x 30g £12.99
Fucidin H Cream 1x 60g £23.99

Hydrocortisone 1%

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
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

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
1% xHydrocortisone Ointment 50g & Aveeno Bundle £21.99

Hydrocortisone Ointment & Cetraben Bundle

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
1% xHydrocortisone Ointment 50g & Cetraben Bundle £24.99

Betnovate Scalp Application

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
100ml £15.99

Elocon Scalp Lotion

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
30ml £18.99