Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 1% Jar 50 gram
Silver Sulfadiazine Cream is used with other treatments to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with serious burns. Silver sulfadiazine works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound. This helps to decrease the risk of the bacteria spreading to surrounding skin health, or to the blood where it can cause a serious blood infection (sepsis). Silver sulfadiazine belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics.
Silver sulfadiazine must not be used on premature babies or on newborns during the first 2 months of life because of the risk of serious side effects.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your doctor professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This drug may also be used to help prevent and treat other skin and wound infections (such as skin ulcers).
How to use silver sulfadiazine cream
This medication is for use on the skin only.
Your health care professional will clean and remove the dead tissue from the wound to help the healing process.
Apply this medication to the wound using sterile technique (such as wearing sterile gloves and using sterile application tools), as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily. The layer of medication should be about one-sixteenth of an inch (1-2 millimeters) thick or as directed. The wound should be covered with the cream at all times. Dressings may be applied over the cream, but only if needed. If some of the cream rubs off the wound, reapply it immediately. The cream should also be reapplied immediately after hydrotherapy.
Treatment usually continues until the wound is completely healed or until the site is ready for skin grafting.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or if it worsens
The Ascend Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 1% is a topical silver antimicrobial cream that is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Silver Sulfadiazine Cream is water dispersible cream that contains the antimicrobial agent silver sulfadiazine in a micronized form for topical application use only. Each gram of silver sulfadiazine cream contains 10mg of micronized silver sulfadiazine.
- Contains a broad antimicrobial activity
- Effective against yeast
- Silver sulfadiazine acts only on the cell membrane and cell wall to produce its bactericidal effect
- Effective against many gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria
Directions and How to Apply:
Prompt institution of appropriate regimens for care of the burned patient is the prime importance and includes the control of shock and pain.
The burn wounds are then cleansed and debrided silver sulfadiazine cream, USP 1% then applied under sterile conditions. The burn areas should be covered with silver sulfadiazine cream 1% at all times. The cream should be applied once to twice a daily to a thickness of approximately one sixteenth of an inch. Whenever necessary, the cream should be reapplied to any areas from which it has been removed by the patient activity. Administration may be accomplished in minimal time because dressings are not required. However, if individual patient requirements make dressings necessary, they may be applied.
Notes: Store at controlled room temperature 15 - 30 C (59 to 86 degrees F).
Sufficient data has shown that silver sulfadiazine cream can resist bacteria were other antimicrobial agents could not. Been shown to be highly effective on humans and animals: like horses, dogs.
Pain, burning, or itching of the treated skin may occur. Skin and mucous membranes (such as the gums) may become blue/gray in color. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: signs of infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine, pink/bloody urine), signs of liver problems (such as stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin), mental/mood changes.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist
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