For adults and children two years and older, the recommended dose of fusidic acid drops is 1 drop into each eye, every 12 hours for 7 days.
Use this medication for the full length of time that your doctor has recommended. This will reduce the possibility of the infection returning. If the infection has not fully cleared within 7 days, contact your doctor for another assessment.
Be sure to wash your hands before and after using the medication to avoid introducing new bacteria into your eye. Avoid touching the tip of the tube to anything including the eye lashes, as this can contaminate the tube with bacteria. Ask your pharmacist to show you how to properly apply eye drops.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children. The single use plastic droppers, should be safely discarded immediately after instilling the drops. The multi-dose tubes should be safely discarded one month after opening, even if medication is left in the container.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.