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Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Fusidic acid / Sodium fusidate


DRUG CLASS: Antibiotics

SUB CLASS: Fusidane

USED FOR: Bacterial skin infections

– 2% (cream)
– 2% (ointment)

What is Fucidin for?

Fucidin is a brand product that contains Fusidic acid (or Sodium fusidate), which is a type of steroidal antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting protein synthesis in bacterial cells. Fucidin is used to treat bacterial skin infection.

How to use it?

Fucidin is available as cream and ointment. For skin infections, apply a small amount to the affected area 3-4 times daily for 7 days, or as directed by your doctor. If you have been told to cover the skin with any dressings or bandages, frequency of application may be reduced to 1-2 times daily.

What are the side effects of Fucidin?

Common side effects of Fucidin include skin hypersensitivity.

Who should not take Fucidin?

People who are allergic to Fusidic acid or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash your hands before and after applying the cream/ointment.
– For any antibiotic treatment, it is important to complete the whole treatment even if you feel well.

Common dosing schedule:
Fucidin is commonly used 3-4 times daily. Apply evenly throughout the day.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Fucidin may interact with:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Fucidin in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Fucidin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Fucidin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.