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Foban Ointment 15gm/Pack


Foban Ointment 15gm/Pack

Foban Ointment 15gm (Sodium Fusidate)


Product Name
Foban Ointment 15gm/Pack
Active Ingredient
Sodium Fusidate
Manufacturer
HOE Pharmaceuticals
Product Type
Antibiotic (topical)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Oct 2016
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Foban Ointment 15gm 1 Tube
$1.99 per Gram
| $29.90 (USD) 
Foban Ointment 15gm 2 Tubes
$1.69 per Gram
| $50.60 (USD) 
Foban Ointment 15gm 3 Tubes
$1.46 per Gram
| $65.55 (USD) 
Foban Ointment contains sodium fusidate, a topical antibiotic, with bacteriostatic properties used to treat primary and secondary skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria.

Foban Ointment general information

What is Foban Ointment used for?

Foban Ointment 2% is used as a topical treatment for bacterial skin infections, including primary skin infections like: impetigo (a contagious skin infection forming blisters or red spots), paronychia (infection of the nail fold), folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) and erythrasma (infection in skin folds in areas like underarms, groin and between the toes); as well as secondary skin infections like infected cuts and abrasions, eczema and contact dermatitis. Foban Ointment 2% prevents the spread of susceptible bacteria, relieving symptoms of the infection.

How does Foban Ointment work?

Foban Ointment 2% contains sodium fusidate, an antibiotic that is used to treat primary and secondary skin infections, caused by susceptible bacteria, including sensitive strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus and Corynebacterium minutissimum. It is not effective against Infection caused by non-susceptible organisms, in particular, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sodium fusidate in Foban Ointment 2% has bacteriostatic properties as it inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, which inhibits bacterial replication, but does not kill the bacteria. Sodium fusidate in Foban Ointment 2% is very soluble in fat and water and can therefore penetrate the skin easily to get to the site of infection, which makes it a very efficient topical antibiotic.

What does Foban Ointment contain?

Foban Ointment 2% (w/w) contains the active ingredient sodium fusidate (20mg/gm), a topical antibiotic used to treat primary and secondary skin infections. It also contains liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin.

Treating bacterial skin infections with Foban Ointment

Foban Ointment 2% contains sodium fusidate, a topical antibiotic used to treat primary and secondary skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria, including sensitive strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus and Corynebacterium minutissimum. It is not effective against Infection caused by non-susceptible organisms, in particular, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sodium fusidate in Foban Ointment 2% has bacteriostatic properties as it inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, which inhibits bacterial replication, but does not kill the bacteria; it is very soluble in fat and water and can therefore penetrate the skin easily to get to the site of infection, which makes it a very efficient topical antibiotic. Primary skin infections that can be treated with Foban Ointment 2% include impetigo (a contagious skin infection forming blisters or red spots), paronychia (infection of the nail fold), folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) and erythrasma (infection in skin folds in areas like underarms, groin and between the toes). Secondary skin infections include infected cuts and abrasions, eczema and contact dermatitis.

What are the side effects of Foban Ointment?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Foban Ointment include: mild stinging and irritation for a short time at the site of application.

When should Foban Ointment not be used?

You should not use Foban Ointment 2% if you:
  • are allergic to sodium fusidate or any ingredients in Foban Ointment
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor

How should Foban Ointment be used?

You should apply your Foban Ointment 2% to infections on areas of uncovered skin 3-4 times daily by gently rubbing into the affected area. If you infection is in an area of covered skin you may be able to apply your Foban Ointment 2%, as recommended by your doctor. You should not apply Foban Ointment 2% to areas of skin near the eye and avoid getting any into the eye. You should continue to use your Foban Ointment 2% until your infection clears up or as recommended by your doctor.

How long should you use Foban Ointment?

You should continue to use your Foban Ointment 2% until your infection clears up or as recommended by your doctor.

Missed dose of Foban Ointment

If you miss a dose of Foban Ointment apply it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Foban Ointment be stored?

You should store your Foban Ointment below 30°C in a cool dry place and protect from light and moisture.

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