Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Absorption: Applying this medication over large areas of damaged skin, in skin folds, or under dressings that do not breathe could promote the absorption of hydrocortisone into the blood circulation. This could produce unwanted effects similar to those seen after taking oral (by mouth) corticosteroid medications for long periods of time.
If you notice symptoms of using steroid medications for long periods of time, such as weakness, increased urination, increased thirst, fatigue, or weight loss, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Organism overgrowth: Use of antibiotics applied to the skin occasionally allows overgrowth of organisms that are not killed by the antibiotic. If the infection does not improve within a few days or seems to get worse at any time, contact your doctor.
If you have a severe skin infection or an infection that does not appear to heal with the use of a topical (skin-applied) medication, your doctor may recommend treatment with an oral or injectable antibiotic in addition to or instead of a topical medication.
Prolonged use: Using a topical corticosteroid medication for a long period of time can cause skin to thin or soften or cause stretch marks. If there is no improvement in your skin condition after using fusidic acid - hydrocortisone for 2 weeks, contact your doctor.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: Fusidic acid passes into breast milk. It is not known whether hydrocortisone passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using fusidic acid - hydrocortisone, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about
whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under 3 years of age.