- Antibiotic and Steroid-based
- Helps with broken and infected skin
- Fast acting and dual action treatment
- Short term use only
Fucibet cream is a dual action prescription cream for treating common infections associated with eczema and dermatitis. It contains two active ingredients that work together to treat the skin condition; betamethasone valerate and fusidic acid. Betamethasone valerate is the steroid component that reduces inflammation, redness and itching, whilst fusidic acid is the antibacterial component that eradicates bacteria.
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Fucibet Cream can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address. Only people currently prescribed this by their GP can request this medicine.
What is Fucibet Cream?
Fucidin H cream is a dual action treatment for skin conditions containing two active ingredients, one is a steroid called betamethasone and the other is an antibiotic called fusidic acid. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions with inflammation, like eczema, that have become infected with bacteria.
It is particularly beneficial if the skin has become broken and infected. The strength of Fusidic Acid is 2% and Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% in this formulation.
How does Fucibet Cream work?
With an eczema flare up the skin barrier is damaged and the skin can become inflamed, swollen, and itchy. A flare-up also causes the skin to become broken and cracked and this makes it easier for bacteria to enter the skin and cause an infection. Signs of infected eczema include weeping skin, a crust on the surface of the skin, and fever.
The two ingredients help in different ways to treat an infected eczema flare-up. Betamethasone is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. These are used to treat the usual symptoms of eczema such as inflammation, swelling, and itching.
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic ingredient. This treats the infection by killing the bacteria causing the infection. It does not treat skin infections caused by a fungus or a virus.
What conditions can Fucibet Cream be used to treat?
Fucibet Cream can be used to treat dry skin conditions which may also have a secondary bacterial infection. These conditions can include:
- Atopic eczema
- Primary irritant dermatitis
- Allergic dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
Fucibet Cream is a sensible choice of treatment where the organism is known to be or believed to be sensitive to fusidic acid.
How to use Fucibet Cream?
Fucibet cream is formulated to be applied topically to the affected skin only. When you first remove the cap, check that the seal is intact. Open the tube using the spike on the cap.
The cream should be applied sparingly to the affected area TWICE daily, taking care not to get too much on the surrounding healthy skin. Application of the cream is usually cream is usually twice a day until the condition has improved. Once the symptoms have settled, treatment should be discontinued or switched to a less potent preparation.
Continuous treatment with Fucibet cream should be for no longer than two weeks. If you have not seen any improvement in your condition within this timeframe then this should be reviewed by your GP.
The unit of measurement for creams and ointments applied to the body is the Finger Tip Unit (FTU). One FTU is the amount of cream from the edge of the nail to the first crease of the finger. A good indication to go on for how much cream you will need is if the size of the affected area is equal to about 2 adult hands this will require 1 FTU.
Wash your hands thoroughly before using this medicine, and unless you are using the cream to treat your hands, wash after application as well.
Fucibet in childern or those under 18 years old should strictly be seen by a doctor.
Leave Fucibet cream to absorb for 30 minutes before applying any other moisturisers or cream to ensure absoroption is not diluted.
Who cannot use Fucibet Cream?
Do not use Fucibet cream if:
- If you have a known allergy to any of the active ingredients or the excipients within the cream
- If you have an untreated skin infection (viral, bacterial or fungal) or an infection which is being treated but is uncontrolled
- A systemic fungal infection
- Symptoms of the skin which could be related to tuberculosis or syphilis (either untreated or uncontrolled)
- Rosacea or perioral dermatitis
Long-term continuous treatment with Fucibet Cream should be avoided as this can lead to skin atrophy. Depending on site of administration, systemic absorption is possible. Special care should be taken to avoid any contact with the eyes or the area surrounding the eyes. Other factors which may contribute towards systemic absorption include:
- How long the drug treatment is likely to be
- If you are applying the cream to a large surface area
- Use on thin skin such as the face
- Use on broken skin
Fucibet should be with extreme care in children because they are more likely to absorb the drug systemically compared to adults. As with other antibiotics, continuous use or repeated use has been linked with bacterial resistance to fusidic acid.
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 Betnovate, Eumovate, and Dermovate can be prescribed.
Fucibet Cream Uses
Fucibet Cream is a skin cream that is most commonly used to treat infected eczema and other infected skin conditions. The medication contains two vital ingredients: betamethasone valerate and fusidic acid.
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic. This means it kills bacteria and germs that cause infection on the skin. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid. As such, it reduces swelling, redness, and itchiness of your skin.
Together, betamethasone and fusidic acid provide an effective treatment for skin conditions that cause inflammation and infection.
In the United Kingdom, Fucibet Cream is available as a prescription-only medicine in 30g and 60g tubes.
Can I buy Fucibet Cream online?
Fucibet cream can be purchased online from Cloud Pharmacy to treat infected skin conditions (such as eczema or dermatitis) that has been previously diagnosed and treated by your doctor. It is an antibiotic cream containing fusidic acid 2% that specifically treats infected eczema over a seven to ten day course.
What does Fucibet cream contain and what is it used for?
Fucibet cream contains fusidic acid 2% and betamethasone 0.1%. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that helps to kill bacteria that cause infections and betamethasone is a steroid that helps to reduce redness, itching and inflammation.
Fucibet cream is used for cases where the skin is inflamed but there is also an infection present. This is usually in cases of infected eczema.
Can I use other Eczema treatments with Fucibet cream?
You can combine Fucibet cream with your normal emollient eczema treatments to keep your skin hydrated and prevent further irritation from drying and cracking. Fucibet should not be used with any other steroid or antibiotic creams as it may cause irritation to your skin and produce side effects.
Why can I only buy two tubes of Fucibet online at one time?
Fucibet is a prescription-strength treatment for infected eczema. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of two tubes of treatment at one time. Fucibet treatment is normally not used for more than 7-10 days, therefore two tubes should be more than sufficient for complete treatment of a large area.
Is Fucibet available for next day delivery?
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 3:30pm Monday to Friday, Fucibet is available for next-day delivery.
Can I use Fucibet while I am pregnant?
It is not recommended to use Fucibet while pregnant. This is because animal studies have shown that the active corticosteroid (betamethasone) can cause harm to unborn babies.
Discuss with your doctor whether your personal benefits of Fucibet outweigh these risks.
Fucibet can be used by mothers who are breastfeeding, as long as the cream is not applied directly to the breast.
Does Fucibet interact with other medication?
Fucibet is well tolerated – there is no known interaction between Fucibet and other medication. If you should experience any undesired effects when taking this medication with another, please tell us and we would be happy to report it for you. You should not use Fucibet cream with any other creams that contain fusidic acid or other steroids such as betamethasone, hydrocortisone or clobetasone.
Does Fucibet cream help with scars?
Fucibet is not strictly designed as a cream to reduce scarring – it is an antibiotic treatment for infected eczema and associated conditions. Indirectly it will help to reduce scarring, as the relief it provides will reduce the impulse to itch.
Does Fucibet cream work on cold sores?
Cold sores are caused by a virus – specifically herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Fucibet cream would not be recommended for cold sores because it treats bacterial – not viral – infections.
Fucibet Cream Side Effects
Fucibet is considered an extremely safe and effective medication. Most people will have a positive experience with no noticeable side effects during their course of treatment.
However, medications can affect individual users in different ways, and while Fucibet side effects are unusual, they can occur. It’s a good idea to be informed about the possible side effects of any medication you decide to use, including Fucibet.
Here are some side effects that can be experienced by Fucibet users:
- Dry skin
- Skin irritation
- Skin rash
- Inflammation or swelling of the skin
- Excessive hair growth (also known as hypertrichosis)
- Inflamed hair follicles, or folliculitis
Minor side effects at the site of application are more common, such as dry skin and itchiness, and mild pain or irritation when you apply the cream.
If you are concerned about any side effects you encounter while using Fucibet or experience any severe or painful reactions, you should stop using it immediately and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Fucibet cream contains two active ingredients:
- Betamethasone Valerate 0.1%
- Fusidic acid 2%
The cream is white in appearance.