Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Fusidic acid

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Fusidic acid.

Class of drug

  • Narrow spectrum fusidane antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • (17Z)-16beta-acetoxy-3alpha, 11alpha-dihydroxyfusida-17(20), 24-dien-21-oic acid.

Molecular weight

  • 517 in the anhydrous form.

Physical properties

  • Poorly soluble in water, therefore prepared as the diethanolamine or sodium salts in some preparations.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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