Fucibet Cream

  • Effective treatment for Eczema
  • Reduces skin inflammation, itchiness and redness
  • Fast acting
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What is Fucibet Cream?

Fucibet Cream is a prescription-only medicine to treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, and skin infections.

You can order Fucibet Cream online from Medicine Direct after a simple and confidential online consultation with one of our registered doctor. They will give you a prescription for Fucibet Cream if they deem it to be the most suitable medication for you to use. You can then use this prescription to order your treatment from our online pharmacy; place your order by 2pm and you will benefit from our next day delivery service.

What can Fucibet cream be used for?

Fucibet Cream is prescribed as a treatment for people who are suffering from inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema or dermatitis. It can also be used to treat skin infections.

Fucibet contains two active ingredients: betamethasone valerate, which is a type of corticosteroid, and fusidic acid, which is a type of antibiotic. These ingredients work together to to treat skin inflammation and infection.

Fusidic acid kills the bacterial infections, while the corticosteroid works to reduce any skin inflammation, swelling or itchiness.

The difference between Fucibet and Fucidin H

Fucidin H Cream has similarities to Fucibet, although the steroid contained in Fucibet Cream is much more powerful. Fucidin H Cream contains fusidic acid, and is sometimes used to treat skin infections.

Fucidin Cream is available to purchase from Medicine Direct after a confidential online consultation.

Is Fucibet Cream suitable for me?

Fucibet Cream is not suitable for everyone to use.

Do not use Fucibet:

  • If you are allergic to betamethasone valerate, fusidic acid or any of the other ingredients contained in this cream (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details)
  • As a treatment for skin conditions caused by syphilis or tuberculosis (TB)
  • As a treatment for skin conditions caused by fungus, such as athlete's foot
  • As a treatment for skin conditions only caused by bacteria, such as spots
  • As a treatment for skin conditions caused by a virus, such as cold sores
  • As a treatment for perioral dermatitis
  • As a treatment for rosacea

Fucibet Cream for boils, burns and cysts

Fucibet Cream should not be used to treat spots, cysts, boils, fungal or viral infections or impetigo.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Fucibet Cream comes with the risk of certain side effects, although they will not affect everyone who uses it.

The following mild side effects have been reported, and are more likely to occur if you use Fucibet for a long time, on skin folds or on large areas of skin.

They are more likely to affected babies and children, or if the skin is covered with a dressing, nappy or bandage:

  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy skin
  • Pain at the site of application
  • Irritation at the site of application
  • Eczema getting worse
  • An itchy rash or skin inflammation on areas the cream is applied

Rarer side effects may occur in 1 in 1,000 people and include:

  • Skin redness
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Swelling or blisters at the site of application

Some people have also reported blurred vision as a side effect.

Speak to your doctor if any of these reactions bother you or do not go away.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Please refer to the Side Effects tab for information on more serious reactions you may experience.

Using Fucibet on infected tattoos

Sometimes, tattoos can become infected. A doctor may issue a prescription for Fucibet to kill the bacterial infection. If your tattoo is itching or appears infected, you should always speak to your doctor. Also, avoid the temptation to scratch the itch as this may lead to scarring.

Fucibet Dosage and Directions

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Fucibet cream.

How do I use Fucibet Cream?

Always use Fucibet Cream exactly as instructed by your doctor. Read the patient information leaflet before you start using it and ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are still not sure.

Usually, you will be instructed to apply this cream twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Applying Fucibet at the same time as brushing your teeth may help to remind you to apply it.

Your doctor will tell you how much to use. The amount you need to use is different for different people, depending on the affected area and your age.

How long can you use Fucibet cream for?

The usual length of treatment is up to two weeks. Ask your doctor before using it for longer than this. Your skin should start to improve after a few days, but if you have not noticed any improvement after 7 days, stop using Fucibet and speak to your doctor.

Directions of use

You should only apply this medicine to the affected area of your skin or your child's skin. Do not swallow the cream or apply to internal parts of your body.

Always wash your hands before you use Fucibet Cream. If you are applying it to your face, take great care to not get it in your eyes. If you accidentally get the cream in your eyes, rinse it out immediately with cold water. You may have a stinging eye as a result of this; if the problem persists, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Always wash your hands after applying Fucibet Cream, unless your hands are the affected area you are treating.

What if I forget to use it?

If you forget to use Fucibet Cream at your usual time, just apply it when you remember then continue using it at your usual times.

Do not apply a double dose to try and make up for missing a previous one.

What if I use too much?

If you use too much of this cream, you should tell your doctor immediately. You may need to stop using it.

What does Fucibet cream contain and what is it used for?

Fucibet is a treatment for inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. Fucibet contains two active ingredients, fusidic acid and betamethasone valerate.

Can I use other Eczema treatments with Fucibet cream?

You can use Fucibet alongside your normal emollient eczema treatments; this will prevent the skin from drying out and cracking. Do not use Fucibet alongside any other steroid or antibiotic creams.

Why can I only buy two tubes of Fucibet online at one time?

This medicine is prescription-only, so for your safety and for the legal compliance of Medicine Direct, we can only offer this treatment in low quantities. Furthermore, Fucibet should not be used for longer than 10 days in most cases.

Is Fucibet available for next day delivery?

We offer a next day delivery service if you order online by 2pm.

How do I buy Fucibet online?

You can order Fucibet online from Medicine Direct after completing a confidential online consultation with one of our registered health professionals. They will review your problem and medical history and prescribe Fucibet if they deem it a suitable treatment for you to use.

What are the advantages of buying Fucibet online?

Buying your medicine online removes the need to wait days for an appointment with your GP. You can have your symptoms reviewed by a registered health professional and receive your medicine within a few short days, without even needing to leave the house.

Can I use Fucibet while I am pregnant?

Do not use while pregnant unless a doctor instructs you to.

Does Fucibet interact with other medication?

There is no known interaction between another medicine, but you should still inform your doctor if you are taking any other medication.

Is Fucibet right for you?

This medicine is not suitable for everyone to use, including pregnant women. Further information can be found under the Warnings tab and on the main page.

How do I stop my eczema from reoccurring?

To stop eczema from reoccurring, it is important to keep your skin hydrated. Various topical ointments and moisturisers are available over the counter. Some people may need a prescription-strength treatment.

Can Fucibet be used to treat other ailments?

Fucibet can be used to treat: Blisters; Pimples, cysts and spots; Impetigo; Scabies; Boils and bites; Haemorrhoids (Piles); Cellulitis. Only use the medicine for what it was prescribed for.

Does Fucibet help with scars?

Fucibet is an antibiotic treatment and is not primarily prescribed as a treatment for reducing scars. However, it can indirectly help to reduce scarring, as it reduces the patient's desire to itch by relieving the symptoms of eczema and other itchy conditions.

Fucibet Cream Side Effects

Betamethasone valerate, one of the ingredients contained in Fucibet, has been known to cause the following side effects. Speak to your doctor if any of the following bother you:

  • Thinning of the skin
  • Glaucoma
  • Adrenal glands stopping working (symptoms of this include tiredness, depression and anxiety)
  • A red spotty rash around the mouth or chin
  • Pimples and redness around the mouth
  • Cataracts forming
  • Sweating excessively
  • Redness of the skin, nose or mouth
  • Small veins becoming visible near the skin's surface
  • Stretch marks
  • Changes in the growth of body hair
  • Lightening of the skin

Serious allergic reaction

In rare cases, it is possible that you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Fucibet Cream.

You must call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
  • You have swelling in your face, mouth, tongue, lips or throat
  • You are wheezing
  • You have tightness in your chest or throat
  • You have a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin

You may be having a serious allergic reaction and require immediate treatment in hospital.

Always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of side effects and how to cope with them. If you are worried about side effects, please speak to your doctor before you start using Fucibet.

Fucibet Cream Warnings

Talk to your doctor before, during and after using Fucibet Cream. Make sure they are aware if you are taking any other medicine, including prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements as some medicines can interact with the ingredient Fusidate

Some medicines can also interact with the ingredient betametasone.

Do not use Fucibet for longer than two weeks without asking your doctor. This will avoid bacterial infections becoming immune to the treatment and side effects from the steroid.

Do not let the cream get into your or your child's eyes; this may cause glaucoma.

Do not apply the cream to your face for a long time.

Contact your doctor if you experience any visual problems while using this product.

Do not use this product on open wounds or sensitive areas like the ears or genitals, unless instructed by a doctor.

Using Fucibet over a long period of time, or on large areas of skin may increase the risks of infection or side effects. Unless instructed by a doctor, do not apply Fucibet to skin ulcers, acne, broken veins or thin skin.

Adrenal suppression can occur when using Fucibet. Symptoms of this condition include depression, anxiety and tiredness. These symptoms can be reversed when you stop using the cream.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames when you have used this cream, this may risk severe burns. Fabrics which came into contact with Fucibet will burn more easily.

Always read the patient information leaflet for complete information on warnings and drug interactions. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor before you start your course of treatment.

Fucibet Cream during pregnancy

Fucibet Cream should not be used by pregnant women unless a doctor has prescribed it for them.

Women who are breastfeeding may use Fucibet, but they should not apply it to the breast.

Be sure to tell your doctor before using Fucibet Cream if:

  • You are currently pregnant
  • You think you might be pregnant
  • You are trying to get pregnant
  • You are currently breastfeeding

If you become pregnant while using Fucibet Cream, tell your doctor.

Always read the patient information leaflet for details on who this medicine may not be suitable for. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.

Fucibet Cream Ingredients

Fucibet Cream contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone valerate and fusidic acid.

The following inactive ingredients are also contained: Macrogol cetostearyl ether, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, white soft paraffin, all-rac-atocopherol, purified water and sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.

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Please note that next day delivery to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands and British Isles cannot be guaranteed. Please contact our team for more information.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 09/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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