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Fusidic acid

Anti-Bacterial Agents
CATEGORIES

Anti-Bacterial Agents, Protein Synthesis Inhibitors


ALIASES

Fucidin, Fucidin-Hydrocortison, Fucidine, Fucidin®, Fucidin®-Hydrocortison, Fucithalmic, Fucithalmic®, Fusidinsyra/Betametason LEO, Fusidinsyra/Hydrokortison 2care4


SUBSTANCES

fusidic acid, fusidic acid hemihydrate


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: MODERATE
An antibiotic isolated from the fermentation broth of Fusidium coccineum. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) It acts by inhibiting translocation during protein synthesis.

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MODERATE
The toxicity is not tested on blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) , thats why environmental risk can not be calculated. When selecting the algal test for antibiotics the European Medicines Agency, EMA recommends test on blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).

REFERENCES

  1. European Medicines Agency, EMA: Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). Guideline on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Medicinal Products for Human Use. 1 June 2006.