Composition: (per gr)
fusidic acid 5 mg, betamethasone 1 mg (as valerate).
Excipient: Carbomeric gel.
Pharmacodynamic properties: Betamethasone valerate is a glucocorticoid with effect
anti-inflammatory and antipruritic. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic active mainly against
Staphylococcus Fusidic acid is also active against Streptococcus.
Pharmacokinetic data: The results obtained from an in vitro study carried out with skin
canine indicate that 17% of the applied dose of betamethasone and 2.5% of the applied dose of
Fusidic acid is absorbed for 48 hours after administration of Fuciderm® to the skin.
Absorption is likely to be greater after administration in inflamed skin.
In man, the absorbed fractions of the active substances are widely distributed by
throughout the body and experience a high binding to plasma proteins. Both active substances
they are extensively metabolized in the liver. Fusidic acid is excreted almost completely in the bile,
mainly as inactive metabolites. Betamethasone 17-valerate is excreted in the urine,
mainly metabolized as the water-soluble ester.
Interactions and incompatibilities:
No studies on interactions have been conducted. Do not apply other topical preparations in a
concomitant in the same injuries.
Use during pregnancy or lactation: It is known that betamethasone is teratogenic in species
from laboratory. The safety of the product in pregnant and lactating bitches has not been demonstrated;
consequently, the use of the product is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating bitches.
Indications and species of destination:
Dogs: For the topical treatment of acute moist dermatitis ("hot spots") localized,
mild or moderate.
The official recommendations on the adequate use of antibiotics should be taken into account.
• Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active ingredients or to any of the excipients.
• It should not be used for the treatment of superficial pyoderma such as impetigo, folliculitis
and acne as well as for the treatment of deep pyoderma since the glucocorticoids are
contraindicated in these conditions.
• It should not be used in fungal infections or Cushing's disease.
• Do not use in dogs with extensive lesions, infected lesions of parasitic, viral or
fungal or in dogs with ulcerated lesions.
Locally applied steroids can cause thinning of the skin and capillary fragility. The
Hypersensitivity is a possible adverse reaction of treatment with Fuciderm®.
Corticosteroids can slow the healing of wounds. Betamethasone administered
It is topically absorbed percutaneously and may cause temporary inhibition of function
adrenal if the product is used over large surface areas or for a period
Route of administration:
Prior to the application, clean the affected areas and cut the hair covering the lesions. The gel
should be applied as a thin film on the surface of the lesion, twice a day for a
minimum period of 5 days. The treatment must be continued for 2 days after the healing of the
injuries The treatment period should not exceed 7 days.
If an answer is not observed within three days of treatment, or if the situation worsens, you should
reassess the diagnosis.
Special precautions: for use in animals: Betamethasone valerate is absorbed
percutaneously and may cause a temporary inhibition of adrenal function. It must be kept in
consideration of the risk of systemic effects in prolonged treatments or in large areas of the
skin as well as in the case of application under occlusive bandage and in cases where the dog can
lick the gel. The product should be used with caution in small dogs and puppies (less than
12 weeks). A protective collar could be used if the dog scratches or licks the treated lesions.
During the treatment with the product, the glycemic control of the
Special precautions: to be adopted by the person administering the medicine to the
animals: Corticosteroids, especially with extensive and frequent use (for a period),
can cause skin atrophy and can be absorbed, thus being able to have effects
harmful. Fusidic acid can lead to resistant staphylococcal strains of human skin and in
In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In order to avoid contact with the
product when the gel is applied, the person administering the product should wear gloves
protectors Avoid contact with eyes.
Does not apply.
Mode of conservation:
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Do not refrigerate or freeze.
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