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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 FUCIDIN H ® 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 Fucidin H creamKey facts of Fucidin H creamWho is Fucidin H cream not suitable for?How and where to get Fucidin H cream?Dosage and strength for Fucidin H cream for psoriasisInformation about how to use Fucidin H cream for psoriasisWhat happens if you use too much Fucidin H cream?What are the side effects of Fucidin H cream?Information about using Fucidin H cream at the same time as other medications or herbal supplementsCan Fucidin H cream used for psoriasis be used long term?Is there a herbal Fucidin H cream?Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Fucidin H cream?What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?Alternatives to Fucidin H creamPeople also asked
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Medically reviewed by Navin Khosla, BPharm and written by Rajive Patel, BPharm - Updated on 26 Jan 2024
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About Fucidin H cream

Fucidin H is a topical treatment containing two active ingredients. Fusidic acid, an antibiotic and hydrocortisone acetate, a steroid (and an anti-inflammatory). Fusidic acid prevents bacteria from multiplying, afterwitch they either die off or are killed by the immune system. Hydrocortisone prevents the skin from becoming inflamed by constricting blood vessels, reducing the release of chemicals that cause swelling. Fucidin H cream helps to clear up infected skin and is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Fucidin H cream is a prescription only medication. Now Patient offers Fucidin H cream as a treatment for psoriasis only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Fucidin H cream

  • For the treatment of psoriasis
  • Fucidin H cream may begin to work within a couple of days
  • Fucidin H cream has some common side effects which include skin irritation and skin rashes
  • You are recommended not to use Fucidin H cream for an extended period of time if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • It can be dangerous if you use Fucidin H cream with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Fucidin H cream not suitable for?

Fucidin H 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:

  • Are allergic to any of the active ingredients in Fucidin H cream
  • Are treating rosacea
  • Are treating Perioral dermatitis
  • Are treating skin infections over a large area
  • Are treating non-infected eczema or dermatitis
  • Are treating acne
  • Have cold sores, herpes, or chicken pox
  • Have bacterial infections unrelated to dermatitis
  • Have fungal infections
  • Have open wounds
  • Have broken veins

How and where to get Fucidin H cream?

Fucidin H cream is available on prescription only. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.

Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Fucidin H 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 Fucidin H 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 Fucidin H cream for psoriasis

Fucidin H is available as a cream when used for the treatment of psoriasis.

Information about how to use Fucidin H cream for psoriasis

Before using Fucidin H cream make sure you wash your hands. Apply a thin layer onto the affected area twice a day. Leave 12 hours between each application. Wash your hands once you have finished applying the cream.

Read the patient information leaflet (PIL) supplied with your medication or speak to a healthcare professional for further medical advice.

What happens if you use too much Fucidin H 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 Fucidin H cream and you experience any side effects.

What are the side effects of Fucidin H cream?

Side effects of Fucidin H cream are split into common and serious.

Common side effects include skin reactions such as:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Worsening eczema
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • A burning sensation

Serious side effects include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe rash
  • Blurred vision
  • Worsening eczema

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 Fucidin H 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 Fucidin H cream. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can Fucidin H cream used for psoriasis be used long term?

Symptoms of psoriasis should begin to get better within a couple of days. Fucidin H cream can be used for up to two weeks. If you do not see an improvement after a week see your doctor. Excessive use can cause bacterial resistance.

Is there a herbal Fucidin H cream?

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

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Fucidin H cream?

You can eat and drink normally when using Fucidin H 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

Alternatives to Fucidin H cream

Alternatives for the treatment of psoriasis may include Fucibet cream, which is stronger than Fucidin H. It contains fusidic acid but betamethasone instead, a much more potent corticosteroid.


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