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Fucithalmic Vet Eye Drops

  • 3g Suspension for Dogs, Cats and Rabbits £7.32

Description

Fucithalmic Vet Eye Drops contain an antibiotic to treat conjunctivitis in dogs, cats and rabbits. The tube is held a short distance above the open eye and one drop is allowed to fall onto the eye itself. This quickly spreads within the tear film and is absorbed into surrounding structures. This means that the antibiotic action persists for some while afterwards, rather than just being washed away by the tears, which happens with some other preparations. Fucithalmic is active against a wide range of bacteria known to cause conjunctivitis in dogs, cats and rabbits. Fucithalmic vet is normally applied once or twice daily

Presentation

1 g suspension contains: Active substance: Fusidic acid 10 mg

Excipients: Benzalkonium chloride 0.11 mg as an antimicrobial preservative, disodium edetate 0.5 mg as a co-preservative. Also contains mannitol, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and water for injections.

Eye drops, suspension. A sterile, white to off-white, viscous formulation.

Uses

Dog: For the topical treatment of conjunctivitis associated with Staphylococcus aureaus and in particular the biotype Staphylococcus intermedius.

Cat: For the topical treatment of conjunctivitis associated with secondary staphylococcal infections.

Rabbit: For the topical treatment of conjunctivitis associated with staphylococcal infections.

Dosage and administration

One drop of the veterinary medicinal product should be instilled into the eye once or twice daily. Treatment should be continued for at least 24 hours after the eye has returned to normal.

If a clinical response is not evident after 5 days following the commencement of administration, the diagnosis should be re-established.

If the animal has one infected eye, it may be advisable to treat both eyes to prevent cross-infection. In such cases, it is better to treat the uninfected eye first to avoid transferring infection via the tube nozzle.

Contraindications, warnings, etc

The veterinary medicinal product should not be used in conjunctivitis cases associated with Pseudomonas spp.

Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to the active substance or any of the excipients.

Special warnings for each target species: In cats, the possibility of a primary cause of the conjunctivitis should be investigated and treated if possible.

In rabbits, conjunctivitis may be associated with dacryocystitis and/or dental disease. In such cases, appropriate additional treatment should be instituted.

Special precautions for use in animals: For external use only.

When the tube is squeezed, the veterinary medicinal product comes out as a thick (viscous) drop. The drop quickly becomes liquid on contact with tear fluid and does not affect the sight.

Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the contents during use, and to avoid the nozzle of the tube coming into direct contact with the eye. Avoid fingers touching the tube nozzle.

Do not use the same tube to treat different animals.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: Wash hands thoroughly after applying the product.

Adverse reactions: Allergic reactions or hypersensitivity to the active substance or the excipients might occur. Discontinue use if hypersensitivity to the product develops.

Use during pregnancy and lactation: The product may be used safely in pregnant and lactating animals.

Interactions: None known.

Withdrawal period: Not for use in rabbits intended for human consumption.

Incompatibilities: None known.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25°C. Replace the cap between applications. Following withdrawal of the first dose, use the product within 1 month. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the tube and carton after EXP.

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.

Shelf life after first opening the tube: 1 month.

Disposal: Any unused veterinary medical product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Legal category

POM-V

Packaging quantities

Sterilised aluminium tube laminated on both sides of tube wall with high density polyethylene, with a high density polyethylene nozzle closed with a high density polyethylene screw cap.

Pack sizes: Available in a carton containing a 3 g or 5 g tube. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Further information

For animal treatment only. To be supplied only on veterinary prescription. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Manufacturer responsible for the batch release: LEO Laboratories Limited, Dublin 12, Ireland.

Date of last review: June 2010

Marketing authorisation holder (if different from distributor)

Dechra Veterinary Products A/S, Mekuvej 9, DK-7171 Uldum, Denmark.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 24883/4003.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Fucithalmic Vet. 10 mg/g Eye Drops, Suspension for Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

05701170115000

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Can we use human fucithalmic for my dog we don't have vet fucithalmic

8th Jan 2016
Amal Batarseh

Can I use my fucithalmic for my dog

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Fucithalmic is intended to be used on dogs, but it is a prescribed medication and your vet should decide if it is appropriate for any particular medical condition affecting your dog.

Shitzu

5th May 2015
David

can they be used on a six month old tshitzu

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

These drops need to be prescribed by your vet, but they certainly can be used on a 6 month old puppy of any breed.

How often should it be applied?

4th Jan 2015
Steve

I have been given fusilthamic vet for my rabbit by my vet and told that I need to administer it 3 times a day. I have read everywhere that it's usually maximum twice a day, is this correct and is 3 times a day too much?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Most vets recommend twice a day in rabbits, though even once a day is quite good. Three times a day should also be safe and I do not think you will be over-dosing it. This might provide some extra benefit against infection for your rabbit. If it were to cause any trouble I would expect it to be an upset digestion. You could watch out for this and make sure that a high fibre diet is being given. You could even give a probiotic as well. (I would say that the type of eye infection most commonly seen in rabbits is in fact related to poor teeth as a result of a low fibre diet. Digestive problems are often seen at the same time anyway. Hay and grass should be the main part of the diet for rabbits where possible.)

Eye drops

18th Jun 2014
Sarah

Could we use these drops on guinea pigs eyes also ? Thankyou

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Since there are no equivalent eye drops licensed for use in Guinea Pigs, it is indeed common practice for vets to prescribe Fucithalmic for Guinea Pigs. Legally this is classed as being under the "prescribing cascade". However it would be up to your vet to provide a prescription first before we would be able to sell any to you. They are regarded as safe to use in Guinea Pigs.

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18th Feb 2014
Roberta

My dog keeps getting conjunctivitis and the charges to much it comes to over £40 and can not keep doing this can I buy it with out a prescription thank you x

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Sorry but it would be illegal for us to sell Fucithalmic without a prescription. I would say that there must be a reason why your dog keeps getting conjunctivitis.Usually this is a slight anatomical problem with they eye, or reduced tear production. Ideally this should be investigated and treated by your vet, though that can be even more expensive. You could safely try using Lacri-lube on your dogs eyes, to try and keep them healthy. This is purely a lubricant, but this will help the eye in lots of situations and can help the eye to shrug off infection. Bathe away any discharge first. Lacri-lube can also be used on healthy eyes to keep them that way, preventing the conjunctivitis from appearing in the first place. You could ask your vet to perform a tear test next time you are there if that has not already been done. It is simple and cheap and sometimes explains why conjunctivitis keeps appearing. I would certainly question your vet about having to keep use an antibiotic treatment. Could anything else be done to help?