Fucithalmic® Eye Drops
Fusidic Acid 1% Viscous Eye Drops
Your medicine is available using one of the above names but
will be referred to as Fucithalmic throughout this leaflet.
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass
it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
1. What Fucithalmic is and what it is used for
Fucithalmic belongs to a group of medicines called antiinfectives. It is a type of antibiotic.
Fucithalmic works by killing germs (bacteria) that cause
Fucithalmic is an eye drop medicine used to treat infections of
the eyes caused by germs (bacterial conjunctivitis).
2. Before you use Fucithalmic
Do not use Fucithalmic
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fusidic acid, or any
of the other ingredients in your medicine. You can find a
list of these ingredients in section 6 of this leaflet.
Take special care with Fucithalmic
Do not wear any type of contact lenses whilst using this
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or
have recently taken any other medicines. This includes any
medicines which you have bought without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
If you are pregnant, or think you are pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while using this
Driving and using machines
Following application of your medicine, a brief blurring of
vision may occur. Do not drive or use machinery until your
vision is clear. Check with your doctor if you feel any side
effect that may stop you from driving or using machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Fucithalmic
Benzalkonium chloride. This is a preservative. It may
cause eye irritation.
Please ask your doctor if you are worried about any of the
ingredients in this medicine.
3. How to use Fucithalmic
Always use Fucithalmic exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
How to use Fucithalmic
This medicine is only for use in your eyes. Do not swallow the
drops. Do not put the drops inside your body or in your ears.
Always wash your hands before using Fucithalmic. Do not use
if the cap seal on the tube is broken.
This diagram will help show how to use your medicine. It may
be useful to look in a mirror.
Only take the cap off the
tube when you are ready to
use the medicine. It is
important the tip of the tube
does not touch your eye.
Tilt your head back. Pull your lower eyelid down gently. Hold
Fucithalmic® Eye Drops