Fucidin 250mg Tablets 36


Drug Name: fusidate
Private Price $81.99
PBS $37.30
Concession $5.20
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Fucidin 250mg Tablets 36

Fucidin 250mg Tablets 36

Product ID: 56329

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet?

This leaflet answers some common questions about Fucidin® Tablets. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor and pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Fucidin® Tablets against the benefits the medicine is expected to have for you. If you have any concerns about taking either of these medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

What Fucidin® Tablets is used for

Fucidin® Tablets contain an antibiotic which kills certain bacteria which can cause serious illness. Fucidin® Tablets are active against Staphylococci or "Staph", which can cause severe infections. Infection may occur in different parts of the body, for example, the lung, bone, blood, heart, joints, eyes, skin and wounds.

This medicine may be used with other antibiotics to treat infections.

Fucidin® Tablets will not work against infections caused by viruses, such as cold or flu, and certain other bacteria.

This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

Your doctor may have prescribed Fucidin® Tablets for another reason. Ask your doctor why Fucidin® Tablets has been prescribed for you.

There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Before you take Fucidin® Tablets

When you must not take it

Do not take this medicine if you have an allergy to:
any medicine containing sodium fusidate or fusidic acid
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet (see Product description).

Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.

Do not take this medicine
after the expiry date printed on the pack.

If you take it after the expiry date it may have no effect at all, or worse, an unexpected effect.
if the packaging is torn, doesn't look quite right or shows signs of tampering.

If the packaging is damaged or it is past the expiry date, return the medicine to your pharmacist for disposal.

If you are not sure whether you should start taking Fucidin® Tablets, talk to your doctor.

Before you start to take it

Tell your doctor if you
have any allergies to any other medicine or any other substances, such as foods, preservatives or dyes. This may include medicines that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
have or have ever had any health problems or medical conditions, particularly any illnesses affecting your liver.
are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.

Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits of taking Fucidin® Tablets during pregnancy.
are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits of taking Fucidin® Tablets when

If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell him/her before you start taking this medicine.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Some medicines may interfere with Fucidin® Tablets.

Some medicines may be affected by Fucidin® Tablets or may affect how well Fucidin® Tablets work. You may need different amounts of your other medicines, or you may need to take different medicines.

Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Fucidin® Tablets.

How to take Fucidin® Tablets

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the pack, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How much to take

The usual dose of Fucidin® Tablets for skin conditions is 1 tablet (250 mg) twice daily.

For other infections, the adult dose is usually 2 tablets (500 mg) three
times daily.

The dose for children between 5 and 12 years of age is 1 tablet (250 mg) three times daily.

In certain very serious infections it may be necessary to take other antibiotics in addition to Fucidin® Tablets.

How to take it

Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water.

When to take it

Fucidin® Tablets should be taken without food.

How long to take it

It is usually necessary to take a course of Fucidin® Tablets for between 5 and 10 days.

Continue taking Fucidin® Tablets until you finish the pack unless your doctor recommends otherwise.

Do not stop taking Fucidin® Tablets because you are feeling better. If you do not complete the full
course prescribed by your doctor, all of the bacteria causing your infection may not be killed. These bacteria may continue to grow and multiply so that your infection may not clear completely or it may return.

If you forget to take it

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking Fucidin® Tablets as you would normally. If you are not sure whether to skip the dose, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect.

If you have trouble remembering to take Fucidin® Tablets, ask your doctor or pharmacist for some hints.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26 in Australia or 03 474 7000 in New Zealand) for advice, or go to Accident and
Emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much of these medicines. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or
poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.

If you take too much Fucidin® Tablets you may get stomach pain, heartburn or diarrhoea. Using high doses for a long time may affect your liver and cause your skin and the whites of your eyes to become yellow (jaundice). See Side effects.

While you are taking Fucidin® Tablets

Things you must do
if the symptoms of your infection do not begin to improve within a few days, or if they become worse.
if you get severe diarrhoea whilst taking Fucidin® Tablets.

Do this even if the diarrhoea occurs several weeks after Fucidin® Tablets has been stopped.
if your urine becomes very dark, your bowel motions become very pale or your eyes or skin look yellow.
if you become pregnant while you are taking Fucidin® Tablets.
if you are about to start taking any new medicine while you are taking Fucidin® Tablets.

Tell any other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who treat you that you are taking Fucidin® Tablets.

Things you must not do

Do not give Fucidin® Tablets to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.

Do not take Fucidin® Tablets to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.

Things to be careful of

Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how Fucidin® Tablets affects you.

Fucidin® Tablets generally do not cause any problems with your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. However, as with many other medicines, Fucidin® Tablets may cause dizziness, drowsiness or tiredness in some people. If you have any of these symptoms, do not drive or operate machinery.

Side effects

Like all medicines, Fucidin® Tablets can cause some side effects. If they occur, most are likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any unpleasant effects while you are taking Fucidin® Tablets even if you do not think the effect is connected with the medicine or is not listed in this leaflet.

Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Antibiotics act by killing bacteria. Your bowel contains bacteria, many of which perform a useful function. When taken by mouth, antibiotics
kill some of the normal bacteria in the bowel and can cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. Severe diarrhoea is rare and must be reported to your doctor.

The most common side effects which can sometimes occur after taking Fucidin® Tablets are:
stomach or abdominal pains
blurred vision
skin rash.

Fucidin® Tablets can occasionally cause liver upsets which can produce jaundice (yellow skin). This condition will almost always get better after you finish taking Fucidin® Tablets .

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following:
very dark urine
very pale bowel motions
yellowing of the whites of your eyes
yellow skin.

Rarely, Fucidin® Tablets may cause
a change in blood counts or

If you develop itching with swelling or skin rash, or difficulty breathing while you are taking Fucidin® Tablets, do not take any more and contact your doctor immediately.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people.

After using Fucidin® Tablets


Keep Fucidin® Tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them. Keep your tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30 °C. Protect from light.

Do not store Fucidin® Tablets, or
any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave them on a window sill or in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.

Keep Fucidin® Tablets where children cannot reach them. A locked cupboard at least
one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.

Do not use Fucidin® Tablets after the expiry date on the package.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking Fucidin® Tablets or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any Fucidin® Tablets that are left over.

Product description

What it looks like

Fucidin® Tablets are white in colour and oval in shape. Available in a box of 36 tablets, supplied in blister strips, each of which contains 9 tablets.


Each Fucidin® Tablet contains 250 mg of sodium fusidate as the active ingredient. They also contain:
magnesium stearate
silica-colloidal anhydrous
titanium dioxide.

They do not contain gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dye.
The Australian Registration Number for Fucidin® Tablets is AUST R 125822
This is not all the information available on Fucidin® Tablets. If you have any more questions or are unsure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Fucidin® Tablets are supplied in Australia by:

CSL Biotherapies
45 Poplar Road
Parkville 3052 VIC
And manufactured by:

LEO Pharmaceutical Products Ltd A/S. This leaflet was prepared in February 2007 Fucidin® is a registered trademark of LEO Pharmaceutical Products Ltd A/S. FUCIDIN® TABLETS
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