Isaderm Gel (Fusidic Acid/Betamethasone)
What is Isaderm Gel (Fusidic Acid/Betamethasone) used for?
Isaderm Gel contains Fusidic Acid and Betamethasone and is used to treat surface pyoderma in the dogs. It can be used for conditions like moist dermatitis (hot spots) and intertrigo (skin fold dermatitis).
How should I use Isaderm Gel (Fusidic Acid/Betamethasone)?
Each tube of Isaderm Gel contains 15 grams of gel. Each gram contains 5mg of fusiric acid and 1mg of betamethasone.
Isaderm Gel is a topical treatment. It should be applied in sufficient quantities to the affected areas on the dog and massaged in. The gel should be applied twice daily for 5 to 7 days.
Isaderm Gel should work rapidly. If you do not see an improvment in the dog's symptoms in the first three days, contact your vet to let them know. Also tell your vet if Isaderm Gel appears to be making the condition worse.
What are the side effects of Isaderm Gel (Fusidic Acid/Betamethasone)?
The risks of developing side effects due to Isaderm Gel increase if it is used for longer than a week.
The most commons side effects reported are:
Isaderm Gel should only be used as a short-term treatment. It is also not advised to use Isaderm gel on large surface areas.
Betamethasone can be absorbed through the skin in humans. This can result in suppression of adrenal function in some people. Wearing gloves during application can minimize this risk. Always wash you hands after applying Isaderm Gel.
Pregnant dogs and dogs fungal infections should not be treated with Isaderm Gel.