What Fucithalmic is used for and how to use it
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Fucithalmic - Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: LEO Pharma
Country: Canada
Condition: Conjunctivitis
Class: Topical antibiotics
Form: Eye drops (ophthalmic)
Ingredients: fusidic acid, preservative benzalkonium chloride (0.01%), sodium acetate trihydrate, mannitol, carbomer, sodium hydroxide, water, sodium acetate trihydrate

What is Fucithalmic?

  • FUCITHALMIC is a sterile preparation of viscous eye drops containing fusidic acid 1%. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic which kills bacteria that commonly cause eye infections. The viscous formulation makes the drops easy to apply. However, the drops turn to a clear liquid upon contact with the tear fluid in your eye so they cause minimal blurring of your vision.

Dosage

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Multi Dose Tube

  • Apply one drop of FUCITHALMIC to both eyes twice daily (i.e. one drop in each eye every 12 hours) for the entire time period recommended by our doctor (usually 7 days). Even though you may only have an infection in one eye, your doctor may ask you to treat both eyes to prevent spread of the infection. Although your infection should start to get better after 3 to 5 days of treatment, it is important that you continue to use FUCITHALMIC for the entire time recommended by your doctor.
  • If your infection has not resolved after 7 days of treatment,
  • You should contact your doctor.

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Unit Dose Droppers

  • Apply one drop of FUCITHALMIC to both eyes twice daily (i.e. one drop in each eye every 12 hours) for the entire time period recommended by your doctor (usually 7 days). Even though you may only have an infection in one eye, your doctor may ask you to treat both eyes to prevent spread of the infection. Although your infection should start to get better after 3 to 5 days of treatment, it is important that you continue to use FUCITHALMIC for the entire time recommended by your doctor.
  • If your infection has not resolved after 7 days of treatment, you should contact your doctor.

How Do I Administer Fucithalmic?

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Multi Dose Tube

  • As with any eye preparation, wash you hands before you administer FUCITHALMIC
  • Remove the cap from the tube. To administer FUCITHALMIC, stand or sit comfortably and tilt your head backwards. Hold the tube above your eye
  • Gently pull down your lower eyelid and squeeze one drop from the tube into your lower eyelid as shown in the picture. You may find a mirror useful when administering the drops.
  • Be careful not to touch the tip of the tube to your eye or other surface, so as to avoid contamination of tube contents.
  • FUCITHALMIC comes out of the tube as a single viscous drop, which quickly turns to liquid in your eye.
  • If the drops are for children, you may put the drops in their eyes when they are lying down or asleep.

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Unit Dose Droppers

  • As with any eye preparation, wash your hands before you administer FUCITHALMIC.
  • Open the foil pack and break one dropper away from the strip. Each dropper contains enough FUCITHALMIC for two drops (one for each eye). Holding the flat part of the dropper, twist off the bottom as shown in pictures 1 and 2. Stand or sit comfortably and tilt your head back. Gently pull down your lower eyelid. Holding the dropper above your eye, gently squeeze one drop into your lower eyelid as shown in picture 3. Then squeeze the second drop into your other eye in a similar fashion. You may find a mirror useful when administering the drops.

  • Be careful not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye or other surface, so as to avoid contamination. You may wish to apply FUCITHALMIC to the less-infected eye first, to prevent spread of the bacteria from one eye to the other.
  • FUCITHALMIC comes out of the dropper as a single viscous drop, which quickly turns to liquid in your eye.
  • If the drops are for children, you may put the drops in their eyes when they are lying down or asleep.

What should I do if I forget to use the Drops?

  • If you forget to use FUCITHALMIC at the right time, use it as soon as you remember. Then continue as before.

Precautions

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Multi Dose Tube

  • Contact your doctor if your eye infection worsens during treatment or if there are no signs of improvement.
  • Important! Do not wear contact lenses (hard or soft) when treating an eye infection with FUCITHALMIC. Wearing contact lenses when you have an eye infection could be harmful to your eyes. In addition, the preservative may damage your contact lenses.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant during treatment with FUCITHALMIC. Inform your physician if you are breast feeding or intend to breast feed.
  • Discontinue use of FUCITHALMIC and contact your doctor if you suspect an allergic reaction.
  • Report any signs of adverse reactions to your physician.

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Unit Dose Droppers

  • Contact your doctor if your eye infection worsens during treatment or if there are no signs of improvement.
  • Important! Do not wear contact lenses (hard or soft) when treating an eye infection with FUCITHALMIC. Wearing contact lenses when you have an eye infection could be harmful to your eyes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant during treatment with FUCITHALMIC. Inform your physician if you are breast feeding or intend to breast feed.
  • Discontinue use of FUCITHALMIC and contact your doctor if you suspect an allergic reaction.
  • Report any signs of adverse reactions to your physician.

Adverse Reactions

  • FUCITHALMIC is generally associated with very few adverse reactions. You may experience slight stinging, irritation or burning, or your eyes may water for a short time when your first administer the drops.
  • You may notice a white powder around your eye which forms as the drop dries. This is very
  • FUCITHALMIC (fusidic acid) Product Monograph, version 1.01 (2008.08.20) normal and is not harmful. You may wipe the powder away with a soft tissue or cotton pad.

Storage

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Multi Dose Tube

  • Store FUCITHALMIC Viscous Eye Drops at 2-25oC.
  • Keep this and all medications out of reach of children.
  • The FUCITHALMIC multi-dose tube should be discarded one month after it is first opened.

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Eye Drops, Multi-Dose tube contains fusidic acid (1%), preservative benzalkonium chloride (0.01%), sodium acetate trihydrate, mannitol, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and water.

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Drops (1% fusidic acid) - Unit Dose Droppers

  • Store FUCITHALMIC Viscous Eye Drops at 2-25oC.
  • Keep this and all medications out of reach of children.
  • When using FUCITHALMIC Unit Dose, each single dose dropper should be used immediately after opening and then discarded after a single use.

FUCITHALMIC Viscous Eye Drops - Unit Dose Droppers contain 12 single dose droppers with 0.2 g of drug each. FUCITHALMIC Unit Dose contains fusidic acid (1%) with no preservatives. Non-medicinal ingredients include sodium acetate trihydrate, mannitol, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and water.