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FUCIDIN OINTMENT 2% is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 1988-04-05. It is marketed by LEO PHARMA ASIA PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN00722P.
This product contains Fusidic Acid 20mg/g in the form of OINTMENT. It is approved for TOPICAL use.
This product is manufactured by LEO LABORATORIES LTD in IRELAND.
It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.
An antibiotic isolated from the fermentation broth of Fusidium coccineum. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) It acts by inhibiting translocation during protein synthesis.
For the treatment of bacterial infections.
Mechanism of Action
Fusidic acid works by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis, specifically by preventing the translocation of the elongation factor G (EF-G) from the ribosome. It also can inhibit chloramphenicol acetyltransferase enzymes.
- Sodium fusidic acid tablets have a 91% oral bioavailability. Absorption of the film-coated tablets is complete when compared to a solution, however oral absorption is variable. Oral fusidic acid hemihydrate (suspension) achieved a 22.5% bioavailability in pediatric patients following a 20 milligram/kilogram dose.
- Metabolites include dicarboxylic ester/acid, 3-keto fusidic acid, hydroxy fusidic acid, glucuronide fusidic acid and a glycol metabolite.
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Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.