We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Are Fucithalmic Eye Drops?

By B. Chisholm
Updated Feb 02, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Fucithalmic eye drops contain the active ingredient fusidic acid, an antibiotic and are used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, or infection of the membrane of the eye. Eye infections occur commonly and are usually caused by one of three things: allergy, viruses or bacteria. They may present with itching, redness and a discharge from the eye. It is important that a doctor diagnoses the cause of the infection so that the correct treatment can be given. Fucithalmic eye drops are used to treat bacterial eye infections caused by susceptible Staphylococci, Streptococci or Haemophilus bacteria.

Fusidic acid works by interfering with amino acid transport which is essential for the bacteria to make protein. Without this, the bacteria cannot replicate, or reproduce. It not only works on the outer membrane of the eye, but penetrates the cornea too.

The recommended dose of the eye drops should be taken and the course completed. The normal dose is one drop twice a day instilled into the eye and the course is usually seven days long. Depending on the infection, the prescribing doctor may recommend using the drops in one or both eyes. Stopping the treatment before the course is completed may result in recurrence and resistance, making treatment later very difficult.

Although fucithalmic eye drops are topical, some absorption may occur, leading to systemic side effects. Adverse effects which have been reported include pain or stinging of the eyes and allergic reactions. Any previous allergies should be discussed with the prescribing doctor. Should the infection not clear after the treatment course is completed, the doctor should be consulted again.

When being treated for a bacterial eye infection with fucithalmic eye drops it is advised to stop wearing contact lenses. This is to prevent worsening of the infection. The preservative, benzalkonium chloride, may also cause deposits on the contact lenses and damage them.

It is important to keep eye drops sterile. Fucithalmic eye drops may come in single dose droppers which are used once and discarded or multi-dose bottles. It is important to wash hands well before using eye drops and not to touch the eye with the dropper when instilling them, which will prevent contamination. The remainder of the drops after completion of treatment should be discarded, and eye drops should never be kept for longer than 30 days after opening.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.