Benefits of Fusidic Acid in veterinary medicine
Fusidic acid, an antibiotic derived from the fungus species Fusidium coccineum, is used extensively in veterinary medicine and beyond. This antibiotic has a broad spectrum of action and is known to be effective against Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
In veterinary practice, fusidic acid is often used to treat various bacterial infections in pets and farm animals.
As one of the most important suppliers of clinics and veterinary offices in Romania, Biotur offers a range of fusidic acid drugs. In the following, we will present the benefits and applicability of fusidic acid and recommend the products from this range.
Benefits of Fusidic Acid
Fusidic acid has a wide range of applicability, and experienced veterinarians certainly know this. We will briefly list some benefits and see Biotur’s recommendations for properly using fusidic acid in veterinary practice.
Fighting bacterial infections
Fusidic acid is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, meaning it prevents bacteria from multiplying. It works by inhibiting protein synthesis in bacteria, thus interrupting the process of cell division.
This makes it extremely useful in the treatment of bacterial infections in animals. For this reason, fusidic acid medications are one of the common choices when treating bacterial infections in pets. Hence the high demand for drugs based on fusidic acid.
Reduced resistance to antibiotics
It is well known that antibiotic resistance is a growing problem today. We got here not only because there were enough strains of bacteria resistant to antibiotics but also because, in the past, there was widespread prescribing of antibiotics that contributed to the growth of strains on certain antibiotics over time.
However, fusidic acid remains effective against many bacterial strains resistant to other antibiotics. These include methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can cause severe and potentially fatal animal infections.
For this reason, veterinarians often recommend drugs based on fusidic acid, especially in cases where infection resistance to other antibiotics is observed.
Flexibility in administration
Because not all pets tolerate drugs in any form, veterinarians or animal owners often opt for a certain drug variant, which is more tolerable by the four-legged friend. Here fusidic acid has an advantage, as it can be administered in ointment, creams, eye drops, and oral capsules or tablets, which provides flexibility in treating different types of infections in animals.
We will see that Biotur brings fusidic acid both in the form of eye drops and in the form of a cream.
Fusidic acid is generally well tolerated by most animals with minimal side effects. Although, like any medicine, it can have some side effects, they are generally mild and go away on their own after stopping the treatment. It is advantageous, especially when the pet is more sensitive to certain drugs or compounds.
Use of fusidic acid – Biotur recommendations
Fusidic acid is commonly used to treat bacterial dermatitis in dogs and cats. Due to its antibacterial properties, it is effective in eliminating bacteria that can cause skin irritation, inflammation and other dermatological problems.
Fusidic acid can also be found in the Biotur offer – we bring the best medicines to veterinary practices in our partners so that veterinarians can properly treat quadrupeds.
Fusidic acid for eye problems
For eye problems, we recommend ISATHAL, a medicine based on Fusilic Acid.
It comes as an ophthalmic solution containing 10 mg of Fusidic Acid per 1 g of drops. The use of Isathal is recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated eye infections in dogs caused by gram-positive bacteria sensitive to fusidic acid. However, the product should not be used in conjunctivitis associated with Pseudomonas spp cases.
The treatment is simple: one drop of the veterinary medicinal product must be instilled into the affected eye twice daily. Treatment should be continued for at least 24 hours after the eye has returned to normal.
Fusidic acid for animal skin
For dermatological problems of quadrupeds, we recommend Isaderm. This is perfect for the topical treatment of superficial pyoderma in dogs, such as acute moist dermatitis (“natural outbreaks”) and erythematous dermatitis em (skinfold dermatitis).
Superficial pyoderma is easily treated with Isaderm, and pet owners know this too well.
Fusidic acid remains a valuable antibiotic in veterinary medicine with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity and good tolerability. It is effective in combating a variety of bacterial infections, thus providing a high level of protection for the health of our pets.
Thus, fusidic acid will always be in the Biotur offer for treating quadrupeds.