Silver Sulfadiazine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Silver Sulfadiazine

Generic Name : Silver Sulfadiazine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Silver Sulfadiazine are provided here.
Pronunciation : sil' ver sul fa dye' a zeen
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Silver Sulfadiazine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Silver Sulfadiazine

India : 


International : 

Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Silver Sulfadiazine?

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

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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