Fucithalmic is a conjunctivitis medication developed and marketed by Amdipharm pharmaceutical company. Officially classified as an antibiotic and available in the form of viscous eye drops, Fucithalmic contains fusidic acid as an active ingredient, a compound that is highly effective at combating localised bacterial infections. With just two application per day, Fucithalmic will efficiently limit the bacteria’s ability to spread and multiply, making it an easy target for the body’s natural defences which will then proceed to clear the infection, thus alleviating the symptoms.
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Fucithalmic is commonly prescribed in the UK and is held in high regard by both medical experts and patients due to its exceptional ability to beat the infection rapidly.
Which medicine I need for my conjunctivitis?
The answer to this question can be reliable given only by a medical professional after he has carefully examined you and determined the exact nature of your condition. Conjunctivitis can be caused both by allergic reactions and by bacterial infections, with different types of treatment being prescribed in these different cases.
Fucithalmic is an antibiotic and as such, it can be prescribed only in cases of conjunctivitis that is caused by bacterial infection. In this scenario, the characteristic irritation, stinging sensation, watering, excess mucus production, will be caused by exposure of the eye to the harmful bacteria. Of course, the characteristic redness in the conjunctiva (a thin coating of cells on the front side of the eye) which is almost synonymous with conjunctivitis will be caused by the inflammation and widening of the blood vessels in this part of the eye.
When induced by a bacterial infection, conjunctivitis can be easily treated by topical, localised antibiotics such as Fucithalmic or Chloramphenicol. While conjunctivitis is not a serious condition, in this scenario, severe complications might develop due to untreated bacterial infections. Signs and symptoms such as loss of vision, intense redness or severe pain in the eye are the most common signs of these complications. When they occur, you should immediately visit the doctor in person or contact your local emergency service.
How does Fucithalmic help with conjunctivitis?
At the core of exceptional effectiveness of Fucithalmic is its active ingredient, namely, fusidic acid, a pharmaceutical compound with antibiotic properties, known for its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria and limit the spread of the infection. It does so by inhibiting the production of a specialised growth protein that the bacterial cells need in order to sustain themselves, spread and survive. By weakening the infection in this way, Fucithalmic will make the remaining bacteria an easy target for the body’s immune system which can then proceed to clear the infection.
Can I buy Fucithalmic online in the UK?
Yes, it is possible to buy Fucithalmic online, but you should keep in mind that this is a prescription-only medication within the UK and as such, it can be obtained only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional. However, because of the fact that determining the exact nature and the causes of conjunctivitis can sometimes be hard to achieve without direct contact with the patient, a majority of online clinics operating within the UK will usually refrain from issuing a prescription first time and will accept only prescription renewal requests.
However, if you are looking simply to renew your prescription, this can be accomplished fairly easily, through the functionality of the website of the online clinic of your choice. The doctor will still ask you to fill in a customised medical questionnaire so he can confirm your suitability for Fucithalmic treatment. If everything checks out, a prescription will be issued and used that very same moment to have the medication sent from the partner pharmacy to the address you provided.
How is Fucithalmic used?
In order to ensure the best possible results and make the most out of your Fucithalmic treatment, you should always follow the instructions provided by your prescriber exactly. By doing so, you will not only optimise your chances of quickly and efficiently curing the infection, but also minimise the risk of experiencing side effects.
Below, we will provide you with a summary of some of the most general guidelines for Fucithalmic use. However, you should keep in mind that the short overview provided here can never be thought of as a substitute to the doctor’s advice or the information that you can find within the official patient information leaflet.
- Always use exactly as described by your prescriber
- The common dose is one drop in the morning and once in the evening
- Wash your hands before application
- Apply Fucithalmic in front of a mirror
- Remove the cap from the tube
- Tilt your head back, look up and gently pull down the lower lid of the eye
- Without letting the tip of the tube touch the eye, squeeze the tube to administer a drop beneath the lower lid
- Never exceed the prescribed amount
What are Fucithalmic side effects?
As is the case with all prescription medications, Fucithalmic eye drops also come with an array of potential side effects. Most of these are rather mild and tend to diminish and eventually disappear as the treatment progresses. However, some of them can be a cause for concern and may require you to contact your doctor or local emergency service to make an inquiry regarding the safety of further treatment. These include:
- Exacerbation of conjunctivitis symptoms
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, eyes or throat
- Itchy rash
- Persistent pain and burning sensation in the eyes
Other documented side effects include slight to moderate discomfort, soreness or dryness of the eye as well as temporary blurring of vision. Watery eyes following application have also been reported, but are usually treated ass uncommon side effect.
However, you should keep in mind that the adverse effects mentioned here do not exhaust the full list of all documented side effects of Fucithalmic. So, for a more in-depth overview, we highly recommend to refer to the official patient information leaflet that you can find within your pack of the medicine.