Fucidin Cream

  • Treats eczema and other skin infections
  • Effectively treats most infections within 7 days
  • Reduces redness and inflammation
From As low as £15.99

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What is Fucidin Cream?

Fucidin is a cream that is used to treat skin infections. It contains fusidic acid, which is a form of antibiotic and works by killing the bacteria that causes skin infections to occur.

It is used in the treatment of infected eczema, but can also be used for the likes of impetigo and infected dermatitis.

Fucidin cream is able to treat most skin infections within 10 days of treatment.

Can I buy Fucidin online?

This treatment is only available to purchase when you have been given a prescription for it. You can buy Fucidin cream online from Medicine Direct if you have been previously diagnosed with an infected skin condition and your symptoms have returned. You will need to complete an online consultation with one of our registered doctors or pharmacists. They will review your answers and give you a prescription to buy this medicine if they find it to be safe for you to use.

After you have been given a prescription to order Fucidin cream, you can make your purchase from our online pharmacy. Place your order by 2pm and we can offer you next day delivery, allowing you to begin your course of treatment almost immediately.

Never buy any medicine online unless it is from a UK-registered pharmacy that is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct.

What can fucidin cream be used for?

Fucidin cream is used in the treatment of skin infections, including infected eczema.

It is a fusidic acid cream, which is an antibiotic, and can usually treat skin infections within 7 to 10 days of starting treatment.

Eczema is a very common skin condition which can affect both children and adults. It causes skin inflammation and also makes the skin dry and inflamed. The skin can split in more serious cases, which may cause the eczema to weep or bleed; this increases the risk of getting skin infections.

This antibiotic cream works to kill the bacteria that causes infection; it stops the germs from spreading, making it easier for your immune system to kill off the infection.

Aside from infected eczema, Fucidin cream can be used in the treatment of the likes of impetigo, infected dermatitis and infected cuts and grazes.

Is Fucidin Cream suitable for me?

Fucidin cream is not suitable for everyone to use.

Do not use Fucidin if you are allergic to fusidic acid or any of the other ingredients contained this cream (please refer to the Ingredients tab for a full list of substances contained in Fucidin).

Possible side effects

Like all medicine, Fucidin cream can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this medicine will suffer from them.

The following side effects are uncommon and may affect up to 1 in every 100 people who use Fucidin:

  • Eczema
  • Irritation at the area the cream was applied to (pain, burning, stinging, skin redness)
  • Rash
  • Itching

Rare side effects from using this cream may occur in up to 1 in 1,000 users and include:

  • Hives
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blistering of the skin
  • Swelling of the skin

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

Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Please see the Side Effects tab on this page for details on symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.

Where can I buy Fucidin Cream online safely?

Never order any kind of medicine online unless it is from a UK-registered pharmacy that is fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct. We are able to guarantee all who order with us that they are only purchasing medication that is genuine, safe to use and approved for use in the United Kingdom.

All of our registered doctors, pharmacists and prescribers possess experience in either working in an NHS hospital or other professional clinic setting. This means that they can legally prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

Each member of our medical team is registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

We guarantee complete confidentiality on all information disclosed to us. We will also despatch your medicine in discreet packaging. Next day delivery is available if you place your order by 2pm.

Fucidin Cream Directions of use

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

Always use Fucidin cream exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and ask your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are still not sure.

You will normally be told to use the cream three or four times a day.

Always wash your hands before you use Fucidin cream. Rub the cream gently into the affected area(s) of skin. If you are applying the cream to your face, take great care to avoid contact with the eyes.

Wash your hands again after you use Fucidin, unless your hands are the treatment area.

This medication is for external use only. Do not swallow the cream or apply it internally.

If you get any of the cream in your eyes, rinse them immediately with clean water. If possible, you should then bathe your eye with eyewash. If your eye becomes sore or you suffer any vision problems, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

What if I forget to apply it?

If you forget to use this cream, apply it as soon as you remember then continue to use it at your normal times.

Never apply a double dose to try and make up for missing a previous one. Try to use Fucidin cream at the same times every day, this will help you to remember to apply it. Some people find it beneficial to set an alarm as a reminder to apply Fucidin.

What if I use too much?

If you apply too much Fucidin, or accidentally swallow a small amount of the cream, you are unlikely to suffer any adverse effects as a result of it. However, if you or someone else swallows a large amount of the medicine, or you have applied too much and become worried, call 111 or go to A&E for guidance on what you should do.

How to store Fucidin

Keep this medication out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not keep using Fucidin past the expiry date, which can be found on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the stated month.

Please talk to your pharmacist about how to best dispose of any cream that remains after your course of treatment is finished. This will help to protect the environment. Do not dispose of any unused cream via wastewater or household waste.

Is Fucidin cream prescription only?


Yes, you must have a prescription to buy Fucidin cream. At Medicine Direct, one of our registered doctors, pharmacists or prescribers can prescribe this medicine if you have been previously diagnosed with infected eczema in the past and your symptoms have returned again. All you need to do is fill out our simple and confidential online consultation form, and you will be prescribed Fucidin if it is found to be a suitable treatment for you to use. You can then order the cream from our registered UK pharmacy; place your order by 2pm and you will also benefit from our next day delivery service.

What is Fucidin used to treat?


Fucidin is a prescription-only medicine (POM) that is used in the treatment of skin infections, including infected eczema, impetigo, infected cuts and grazes and infected dermatitis. This cream contains the active ingredient fusidic acid. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic which works by stopping the bacteria from spreading. This makes it easier for your immune system to kill off the infection. In most cases, it can treat skin conditions within 7 to 10 days of use.

What does Fucidin cream contain?


Fucidin contains fusidic acid as its active ingredient. It also contains: butylhydroxyanisole (E320), cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, purified water, all-rac-α-tocopherol, hydrochloric acid and white soft paraffin.

Is it safe to order Fucidin online?


When ordering from Medicine Direct, it is completely safe to order Fucidin online. We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means that we sell only genuine medicine that is approved for use in the United Kingdom. All of our doctors, pharmacists and prescribers are registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). This means they are fully qualified to prescribe medicine just like your local community doctor.

What are the advantaged of buying Fucidin online?


Ordering your medicine online offers convenience and confidentiality, all from the comfort of your own home. Buying Fucidin and other medicines online means that you can cut out the need of waiting for an appointment with your local GP, which can sometimes take days or weeks. With Medicine Direct, you can go straight to the head of the line and have your case reviewed by a registered prescriber, who is legally qualified to prescribe you an appropriate medicine for your condition.

How often do I need to use Fucidin?


Always use Fucidin exactly as you have been told by your doctor or pharmacist. Wash your hands before you apply the cream. Gently rub the cream into the affected areas of skin. Wash your hands again after applying the cream, unless your hands are the treatment area.

Is next day delivery available on Fucidin?


Yes, if you place your order with Medicine Direct by 2pm, we can offer you next day delivery on any medication.

Fucidin Cream Side Effects

Information on uncommon side effects can be found on the main product page.

Serious allergic reaction

In very rare cases, it is possible that you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Fucidin cream. You must either go to A&E or call 999 straight away if you get any of the following symptoms:

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

You should always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of side effects and details on how to deal with them. If you are worried about side effects or have any questions, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start to use Fucidin cream.

Fucidin Cream Warnings

Before you start using Fucidin cream, you must inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are already using any other prescription or non-prescription medication. This also includes vitamins, supplements or herbal remedies you are currently using or have recently used as some medicines can interact wirh the ingredient Fusidate and some medicines can interact wirh the ingredient hydrocortisone.

When used over an extended period of time or in large quantities, the cream may increase your risk of suffering from side effects. Your skin may also become more sensitive to Fucidin cream.

Fabrics that have been in contact with Fucidin cream, such as clothes and bedding, are a fire hazard as they burn more easily. Washing these items may lessen the risk but will not remove it completely. Because of the fire risk, do not smoke or go near naked flames while using Fucidin cream. This could cause severe burns.

Always wash your hands before applying Fucidin cream, and then again after applying it (unless your hands are the area of skin you are treating).

Fucidin cream contains butylhydroxyanisole (E320), which may cause inflammation of the skin or an itchy skin rash at the site of application. It may also irritate the mucous membranes and the eyes. Fucidin cream contains potassium sorbate and cetyl alcohol, which may also cause skin inflammation or an itchy rash at the site of application. If you have any concerns about the ingredients contained in this medication, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it.

Please refer to the patient leaflet, which will come with your medicine, for full details on warnings and drug interactions you should be aware of while using Fucidin cream. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist before you start your course of treatment.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are already using Fucidin cream and become pregnant, tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Before you star to use Fucidin cream, please ensure you tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the below applies to you:

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

Please refer to the patient leaflet for full information on who should not use this medication. If you are not sure if Fucidin is safe for you to use, please talk about your concerns to your doctor or pharmacist.

Fucidin Cream Ingredients

Fucidin cream contains the active ingredient fusidic acid.

It also contains the following inactive ingredients to complete the product: butylhydroxyanisole (E320), cetyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, purified water, all-rac-α-tocopherol, hydrochloric acid and white soft paraffin.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed here.

Delivery Company Delivery Service Price Details
Royal Mail UK Delivery Standard UK Tracked £2.99 3 - 4 Working Day Delivery
DPD UK Next Day Delivery Next Day Delivery - Tracked £5.95 Order by 2pm (subject to Dr approval) Next Working Day Delivery
DPD UK Next Day Delivery Next Day Tracked Morning Delivery by 12:00pm £12.95 Next Working Day Morning Delivery by 12:00pm
DPD UK Next Day Delivery Tracked Saturday Delivery £9.95

Delivery specified for Saturday

Order Friday by 2pm (subject to Dr approval)

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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