Silver Sulfadiazine - Drug Information

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General Information on Silver Sulfadiazine

Generic Name : Silver Sulfadiazine

Pronunciation : sil' ver sul fa dye' a zeen

Latest prescription information about Silver Sulfadiazine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Why is Silver Sulfadiazine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sulfonamide, prescribed for treating and preventing bacterial infection in second-and third-degree burns. It kills bacteria by working on the cell membrane and cell wall.

When should Silver Sulfadiazine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Silver Sulfadiazine?

Topical- 1% cream: The cream should be applied once or twice daily to a thickness of approximately 1/16 inch.

How should Silver Sulfadiazine be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Silver Sulfadiazine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Gently wash the burned skin area daily to help remove dead skin.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Silver Sulfadiazine?

   Local : Pain, burning, itching and skin rash.
   Blood : Unusual bleeding or bruising, decrease in platelets and white blood cells.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, sore throat, yellowing of skin or eyes, blood in urine, aching joints and unusual weakness or tiredness.

What are the other precautions for Silver Sulfadiazine?

Do not use on infants less than two months of age.

What are the storage conditions of Silver Sulfadiazine?

Store it at room temperature (15 to 30°C).

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