fusidic acid


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fu·sid·ic ac·id

(fyū-sid'ik as'id),
A fermentation product of Fusidium coccineum, a parasitic fungus on the plant Veronica; inhibits protein synthesis and the accumulation of ppGpp.
Synonym(s): ramycin

fusidic acid

A steroid antibiotic used in the form of sodium fusidate against penicillin-resistant (beta-lactamase-producing) staphylococci. It has no value against streptococci and is usually given in conjunction with another antibiotic such as FLUCLOXACILLIN. Brand names are Fucidin and Fucithalmic.

fusidic acid

A product used as an antibiotic agent in solution 1%. It is synthesized as sodium fusidate from the microorganism Fusidium coccineum. It is effective against gram-positive bacteria. It is used in the treatment of bacterial blepharoconjunctivitis, especially staphylococcal infection.

fusidic acid

a lipophilic steroid antibioitic, the product of Fusidium coccineum; mainly active against gram-positive bacteria.
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4] There were no isolates resistant to linezolid, tigecycline, fusidic acid, mupirocin, and vancomycin.
High usage of topical fusidic acid and rapid clonal expansion of fusidic acid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a cautionary tale.
MRSA isolates among 8 groups (5 human-pig; 2 humancattle and 1 human-chick) were resistant to ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, erythromycin and gentamicin and all groups were susceptible to vancomycin, teicoplanin, linezolid and fusidic acid (Table 2).
7 In our case, the burned sites were profusely irrigated with water, and the wounds were treated with fusidic acid ointment.
The patient was prescribed topical tobramycin/loteprednol etabonate eye drops (instilled four times a day) and fusidic acid eye drops (twice a day).
Susceptibility to routinely used antimicrobial agents like linezolid (30ug), minocycline (30ug), rifampicin (5ug), fusidic acid (10ug), chloramphenicol (30ug), clindamycin (2ug), tetracycline (30ug), ciprofloxacin (5ug), cotrimoxazole (25ug), gentamicin (10ug) and erythromycin (15ug) (Oxoid) was checked for all the isolated MRSA strains using modified Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion technique as per CLSI 2013 guidelines.
The most commonly used combination was fusidic acid, gentamicin, salicylic acid, Neosporin, and clotrimazole [Table 4].
5% (Bactigrass), and fusidic acid 2% (Fucidin) for topical antibacterial effect in methicillin-resistant staphylococcicontaminated, full-skin thickness rat burn wounds.
Susceptibility in vitro of canine methicillin-resistant and susceptible staphylococcal isolates to fusidic acid, chlorhexidine and miconazole: opportunities for topical therapy of canine superficial pyoderma.
Antibiotics such as Cefoxitin (30 mcg), Vancomycin (30 mcg), Teicoplanin (30 mcg), Linezolid (30 mcg), Ciprofloxacin (5mcg), Chloramphinicol (30 mcg), Clindamycin (2 mcg) and Fusidic acid (10 mcg) were placed with distance of about 25 mm from each other.