Product Information

Registration Status: Active

FUSTADIN CREAM 2%W/W is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2018-10-24. It is marketed by YUNG SHIN PHARMACEUTICAL (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN15567P.

This product contains Fusidic Acid 20mg/g in the form of CREAM. It is approved for TOPICAL use.

This product is manufactured by Y.S.P. Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. in MALAYSIA.

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.

Fusidic Acid


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.

Active Ingredient/Synonyms

Fucidate | Fucidin acid | Fusidate | Fusidic acid | Fusidine | Ramycin | Fusidic Acid |

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.


  1. Health Science Authority of Singapore - Reclassified POM
  2. Drugbank