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Brand name: Fucidin IV TM

Active ingredients: fusidate

What it is used for

Treatment of localised, as well as generalised, staphylococcal infections caused by susceptible organisms. In severe infections, deep-seated infections, infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococci or when prolonged therapy may be required, Fucidin must be given concurrently with other anti-staphylococcal antibiotic therapy.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Diluent, not applicable

Clear colourless solution, free from particulate matter.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Part 2: Injection, powder for

Fine, white to yellowish powder.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 vial of powder - 500mg pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1 vial of diluent - 50mL pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient fusidate

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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