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We connect you to a prescribing clinician by secure video link who will spend time with you to understand your requirements and ensure that FUCIBET ® is appropriate, safe and effective for you. The consultation is FREE and you only ever pay for the medication, if it is prescribed. Medications are supplied and delivered discreetly by NowPatient.

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OverviewAbout Fucibet creamKey facts of Fucibet creamWho is Fucibet cream suitable for?Who is Fucibet cream not suitable for?How and where to get Fucibet cream?Dosage and strength for Fucibet cream for psoriasisInformation about how to use Fucibet cream for psoriasisWhat happens if you use too much Fucibet cream?What are the side effects of Fucibet cream?Information about using Fucibet cream at the same time as other medications or herbal supplementsCan Fucibet cream used for psoriasis be used long term?Is there a herbal Fucibet cream?Can women use Fucibet cream?Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Fucibet cream?What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?Alternatives to Fucibet creamSourcesPeople also asked
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About Fucibet cream

Fucibet cream contains a combination of fusidic acid and betamethasone valerate as the active ingredients. Fusidic acid treats the bacterial infection, while betamethasone, the corticosteroid (steroid), reduces skin inflammation and swelling. Fucibet cream is used for the treatment of inflamed bacterial skin infections, such as eczema and dermatitis.

Fucibet cream is available as a prescription-only medicine. Now Patient offers Fucibet cream as a treatment for psoriasis only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Fucibet cream

  • For the treatment of inflamed bacterial skin infections, such as eczema and dermatitis
  • Fucibet cream may also be used for other inflammatory skin conditions where there is an infection
  • Fucibet cream can take up to 2 weeks to show any effect
  • Fucibet cream has some common side effects which include skin irritation
  • It can be dangerous if you use Fucibet cream with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Fucibet cream suitable for?

Fucibet cream is suitable for use in adults over the age of 18 years.

Who is Fucibet cream not suitable for?

Fucibet cream may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before using, if you:

  • Have acne, cysts, impetigo, fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, or viral infection such chicken pox, genital herpes, or cold sores
  • Are allergic to the active ingredients or the inactive ingredients, such as macrogol cetostearyl ether, chlorocresol, cetostearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, sodium hydroxide, all-rac-a-tocopherols, or purified water
  • Have Perioral dermatitis
  • Have bacterial infections unrelated to dermatitis
  • Have rosacea
  • Have conditions caused by syphilis or tuberculosis

How and where to get Fucibet cream?

Fucibet cream is available as a prescription only medicine. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.

Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Fucibet cream directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with one of our prescribers for the treatment of psoriasis, you can discuss if Fucibet cream is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.

Dosage and strength for Fucibet cream for psoriasis

Fucibet is available as a cream when used for psoriasis.

Information about how to use Fucibet cream for psoriasis

Wash your hands before and after using this medicine. Apply a thin layer of Fucibet cream to the affected areas twice daily. Leave to soak in for 30 minutes before applying other creams or moisturisers. Discard Fucibet cream after 3 months of opening. It should be taken to a pharmacy for safe disposal. For further information read the patient information leaflet (PIL) or speak to a healthcare professional for further medical advice.

What happens if you use too much Fucibet cream?

If you use more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have used too much Fucibet cream and you experience any of the following side effects.

What are the side effects of Fucibet cream?

Side effects of Fucibet cream include:

  • Skin rash
  • Itchy or inflamed skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Mild pain
  • Excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis)
  • Inflamed hair follicles

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about using Fucibet cream at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Fucibet cream. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can Fucibet cream used for psoriasis be used long term?

Fucibet cream may be used for up to 2 weeks. If however, no improvement is seen after 7 days, stop using the cream and see your doctor. Using Fucibet cream for longer than 2 weeks increases the chance of bacterial resistance, making it less effective in the future.

Is there a herbal Fucibet cream?

No. Herbal Fucibet cream does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Fucibet cream?

Yes, women can use Fucibet cream, but speak to your doctor before using Fucibet cream if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Fucibet cream?

You can eat and drink normally when using Fucibet cream.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?

Modify your lifestyle in a number of ways. This may have a positive impact on your psoriasis.

  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce illnesses, especially strep infections
  • Avoid skin injury
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid certain foods
  • Use moisturisers and emollients
  • Take antihistamines to ease the itching

Alternatives to Fucibet cream

Alternatives for the treatment of psoriasis include Fucidin, Dermovate, and Daktacort cream.

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