- What brand names are available for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- Is silver sulfadiazine-topical available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- What are the uses for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- What are the side effects of silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- What is the dosage for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- Is silver sulfadiazine-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about silver sulfadiazine-topical?
What brand names are available for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene
Is silver sulfadiazine-topical available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
What are the uses for silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- Silver sulfadiazine is applied to the skin to treat and prevent wound infections associated with second or third degree burns.
What are the side effects of silver sulfadiazine-topical?
- Since silver sulfadiazine is applied to the surface of the skin, it rarely affects other areas of the body or causes long term side effects.
- Most of the side effects reported with use are short lived and limited to the areas being treated.
- Use of silver sulfadiazine may cause the treated area(s) to be more sensitive to sunlight (photosensitive or sun sensitive). To avoid sunburn, patients must take caution in protecting the affected area(s) from prolonged sun exposure.
- Other rare skin reactions reported with silver sulfadiazine use include
- Rarely, a drop in white blood cells has been reported with silver sulfadiazine therapy. Drop in white blood counts peak within 2-4 days of starting treatment and usually return to normal limits following 2-3 days of onset.
- Patients are advised to speak to their pharmacist or doctor for a complete list of side effects, including those caused by sulfonamides.
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