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Fusidic acid sodium salt

≥98% (TLC)

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≥98% (TLC)


H2O: soluble

Mode of action

protein synthesis | interferes

antibiotic activity spectrum


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General description

Fusidic acid is an antibiotic substance, resembling the structure of a steroid. It belongs to the class of fusidanes.


Fusidic acid sodium salt has been used to study the effects of three-drug combinations on the growth rate of a bacterium, wild-type Escherichia coli. It is also used to study the in vitro susceptibility of dog-derived European methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and Staphylococcus aureus strains and their methicillin-susceptible counterparts.


1, 5 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Fusidic acid possesses antimicrobial action against skin pathogens. It is highly specific to Staphylococcus aureus. It is therefore used for treating infected traumatic wounds, folliculitis, furunculosis, impetigo, erythrasma and abscesses.
Suppresses nitric oxide lysis of pancreatic islet cells. Inhibits protein synthesis in prokaryotes by inhibiting the ribosome-dependent activity of G factor and translocation of peptidyl-tRNA.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Fusidic acid in dermatology
British Journal of Dermatology, 37-40 (1998)
Enhanced identification of synergistic and antagonistic emergent interactions among three or more drugs
<BIG>Tekin E, et al.</BIG>
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society, 20160332-20160332 (2016)
David J F Ramrath et al.
Nature, 485(7399), 526-529 (2012-05-25)
Bacterial ribosomes stalled at the 3' end of malfunctioning messenger RNAs can be rescued by transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA)-mediated trans-translation. The SmpB protein forms a complex with the tmRNA, and the transfer-RNA-like domain (TLD) of the tmRNA then enters the A...
R Di Marco et al.
Journal of autoimmunity, 13(2), 187-195 (1999-09-10)
The immunomodulating antibiotic drug fusidic acid and its sodium salt sodium fusidate (fusidin) ameliorate several organ-specific immunoinflammatory diseases. Because preliminary observations suggest that fusidin may also exert a beneficial effect in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), here we have studied the effects...
T N Peel et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 57(1), 350-355 (2012-11-02)
The management of prosthetic joint infections remains a clinical challenge, particularly infections due to methicillin-resistant staphylococci. Previously, this infection was considered a contraindication to debridement and retention strategies. This retrospective cohort study examined the treatment and outcomes of patients with...

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