Most peri-ocular and corneal infections, especially if mild, are treated with Chloramphenicol and Fucithalmic
After the merger in early 2013, AMCo acquired global rights to Fucithalmic
from LEO Pharma.
(34) Fusidic acid is available as a prescription only medicine in the form of 1% concentration gel (carbomer vehicle) called Fucithalmic
(see Table 2).
From 2005, an ophthalmic fusidic acid preparation, as PoM Fucithalmic, became available to all optometrists.
This may be because the patient is a younger child, when a parent or caregiver needs to instill the drops, but care should be taken not use PoM Fucithalmic to treat bacterial conjunctivitis associated with a bacterial throat infection (see earlier).
Since the acquisition of Fucithalmic
from LEO Pharma in April 2013, AMCo has acquired or set up commercial platforms in Ireland, France, Sweden, Benelux, Italy, Dubai and now Australia.
(6) Both antibiotics are available as POMs (eg, Chloromycetin Eye Ointment and Fucithalmic
) and the former is also now widely available as P Medicines (eg, Optrex Infected Eyes antibiotic drops, GoldenEye antibiotic ointment and Brochlor antibiotic ointment).