Item Number: FUSIDICEYE
Fusidic Acid Eye Drops 1% 5g
Fusidic acid eye drops are indicated for the topical treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis where the organism is known to be sensitive to the antibiotic.
Posology and method of administration
For all ages: One Fusidic acid drop to be instilled into the eye twice daily. Treatment should be continued for at least 48 hours after the eye returns to normal.
Method of administration:
For ophthalmic use only.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance(s) or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
Special warnings and precautions for use
Contact lenses should not be worn/used when Fusidic acid eye drops are used. The microcrystalline fusidic acid may cause scratches in the contact lens or cornea. Contact lenses are kept out until all symptoms of the infection have gone.
Bacterial resistance has been reported to occur with the use of fusidic acid. As with all antibiotics, extended or recurrent use may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance.
Fusidic acid eye drops contain benzalkonium chloride, which may cause eye irritation and discolour soft contact lenses.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
No interaction studies have been performed. Systemic interactions are unlikely since systemic exposure after application of Fusidic acid eye drops is negligible.
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