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FUSIDIC ACID BECLOMETHASONE
Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that is often used topically in creams and eyedrops but may also be given systemically as tablets or injections. The global problem of advancing antimicrobial resistance has led to a renewed interest in its use recently.
Fucidin tablets and suspension, whose active ingredient is sodium fusidate, occasionally cause liver upsets, which can produce jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes). This condition will almost always get better after the patient finishes taking Fucidin tablets or suspension. Other related side-effects include dark urine and lighter-than-usual feces. These, too, should normalize when the course of treatment is completed. Patients taking the drug should tell their doctors if they notice these side effects.