Fucibet acetate and sodium phosphate
Pharmacologic class: Glucocorticoid (inhalation)
Therapeutic class: Antiasthmatic, antiinflammatory (steroidal)
Pregnancy risk category C
Why it’s used
Fucibet is used to decrease inflammation and pain from a number of conditions. It’s approved for:
- multiple sclerosis
- allergic conditions
- skin disease
- stomach disorders
- blood disorders
- eye disorders
- kidney problems, such as having protein in your urine
- breathing disorders
- hormone-related disease, such as thyroid problems
It's always important to share with your doctor and pharmacist all of the medications you are taking.
This includes your prescriptions medications, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, vitamins and nutritional supplements nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbal remedies, and any illegal or recreational drugs.
Fucibet topical doesn't interact with other drugs.
However, if you are using another product that dries or irritates your skin while using Fucibet topical, your skin can become even more irritated.
Can Fucibet cause problems?
Along with its useful effects, Fucibet can cause unwanted side-effects which your doctor will discuss with you. The benefits of taking Fucibet usually outweigh the side-effects; however, they can sometimes be troublesome. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Fucibet. The best place to find a full list of the side-effects which can be associated with your medicine, is from the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the medicine. Alternatively, you can find an example of a manufacturer's information leaflet in the reference section below.
Although not everyone experiences side-effects, and some will improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you become concerned about any of the following:
The corticosteroids are a class of compounds comprising steroid hormones, secreted by the adrenal cortex and their synthetic analogs. In pharmacologic doses corticosteroids are used primarily for their anti-inflammatory and/or immunosuppressive effects.
Topical corticosteroids, such as Fucibet dipropionate, are effective in the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses primarily because of their anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive actions. However, while the physiologic, pharmacologic, and clinical effects of the corticosteroids are well known, the exact mechanisms of their actions in each disease are uncertain. Fucibet dipropionate, a corticosteroid, has been shown to have topical (dermatologic) and systemic pharmacologic and metabolic effects characteristic of this class of drugs.
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently when Fucibet Dipropionate Lotion, USP 0.05% w/w is used as recommended in the DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infections, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.
Adverse reactions reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with Fucibet Dipropionate Lotion, USP 0.05% w/w during a pediatric study include: paresthesia (burning), erythema, erythematous rash, and dry skin. These adverse reactions each occurred in a different patient; 4% of the 25 patient population, respectively. An adverse reaction reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment in 2 different patients, 8%, of the 25 patients is puritis.
Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia and glucosuria in some patients.
What Is Fucibet Topical?
Fucibet is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Fucibet topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Fucibet topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use Fucibet topical if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- diabetes; or
- any type of skin infection.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.
Do not use Fucibet topical on a child without a doctor's advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.
Diprolene is not approved for use by anyone younger than 13 years old. Sernivo and Luxiq are not approved for anyone younger than 18 years old.