- 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?
Is silver sulfadiazine-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Use of topical silver sulfadiazine has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, silver sulfadiazine should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Silver sulfadiazine is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category B (animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women).
- It is not known if silver sulfadiazine is excreted in breast milk. However, silver sulfadiazine is a sulfonamide and oral sulfonamides are excreted into breast milk and increase the risk of kernicterus, a rare type of brain damage in newborns caused by very high levels of bilirubin. Therefore, use of silver sulfadiazine in females who are breastfeeding is not recommended.
What else should I know about silver sulfadiazine-topical?
What preparations of silver sulfadiazine-topical are available?
1% topical cream
How should I keep silver sulfadiazine-topical stored?
Cream should be stored at room temperature between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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