General English name: Silver sulfadiazine
Application: Prevention of skin infection after burns – Treatment of foot ulcer infection
Pharmaceutical forms of sulfadiazine silver ointment or cream
Cream or ointment
Pharmaceutical Information Silver Sulfadiazine Ointment
Sulfadiazine Silver Cream is prescribed for or to treat bacterial skin infections. This medicine is useful in preventing infection of burn wounds and small skin grafts. Sulfadiazine Silver Cream is prescribed to help heal foot and pressure sores (bed sores). It helps prevent infections by killing the germs (bacteria) responsible for skin infections.
Dosage and method of silver sulfadiazine ointment
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The amount of sulfadiazine silver cream used, depending on the disease, may vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
- Use sulfadiazine silver cream regularly and at a set time to be most effective for you and your skin infection treatment.
- Thoroughly wash and dry the affected area before applying sulfadiazine silver cream, then apply the cream to the affected area.
- Wash and dry your hands before and after using sulfadiazine silver cream to prevent infection.
Contraindications to the use of silver sulfadiazine ointment
Pay attention to the expiration date of silver sulfadiazine cream and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give sulfadiazine silver cream to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with sulfadiazine silver cream, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Consumption of silver sulfadiazine ointment during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
Drug Interactions Silver Sulfadiazine Ointment
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some of the products that may interact with this drug are: cimetidine, skin products containing sodium sulfastamide, enzyme products used to kill dead skin cells and clean skin of burns and wounds (such as collagenase, papain, trypsin). .
An inactive substance (propylene glycol) in some brands of this drug may be absorbed into the skin and interfere with certain laboratory tests and may cause erroneous results. Tell your lab staff and all your doctors that you have used this medicine before the test.
Special warnings and precautions while taking silver sulfadiazine ointment
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking silver sulfadiazine cream:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have kidney or liver disease.
- If you are deficient in glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug. Tell your doctor, especially if you are allergic to sulfonamides. (Sulfonamide is available in some diuretics and antibiotics.)
Side effects of silver sulfadiazine cream
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Burning, itchy skin
Change in the results of some blood tests
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of silver sulfadiazine cream.
Excessive use of silver sulfadiazine cream (drug poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of silver sulfadiazine cream
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
To prevent the spread of infection, you should not use a silver cream that has been exposed for more than a week