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Silver Sulfadiazine is a sulfonamide antibiotic used to treat and prevent serious infections. It’s applied to the skin as treatment for second- or third-degree burns.
What is Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm?
Silver Sulfadiazine Cream is a thick topical antibacterial cream most commonly used for burn wounds. Use of Silver Sulfadiazine Cream may be the difference between a burn that heals perfectly and one that gets severely infected.This cream is used in most second- and third-degree burn cases. Because of its activity against numerous bacterial strains, the cream is also approved for use in catheter-related infection prevention.
Who is Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm for?
Silver Sulfadiazine is intended for use in cats and dogs.
Why use Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm?
- Can combat Staph and E. Coli
- Brings itch relief
- Can help prevent burn wound infection
How does Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm work?
Scientists do not yet completely understand how Silver Sulfadiazine works. However, they do know it provides antimicrobial activity that is broad in nature. It can effectively combat Staph and E. coli strains of bacteria. It can be used in the prevention of infection where burns have penetrated skin. It can also bring relief to itching associated with the healing process.
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How is Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm sold?
Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream is sold in a 400 gm container.
What are the side effects of Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm?
Silver Sulfadiazine's possible side effects include:
Other less frequently occurring events include:
- Interstitial nephritis
- Burning sensation
- Skin discoloration
- Erythema multiforme
- Skin necrosis
What special precautions are there?
Never use this medication for animals allergic to sulfite drugs or this medication. In lactating or pregnant females, use with caution.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Silver Sulfadiazine 1% Cream 400 gm?
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not freeze.
To prevent anything from getting into the cream or the wound, apply dressing in a closed room with low circulation of air. Apply the cream to the gauze and cut dressing to proper size for the wound. Either use a disposable instrument or sterilize it before using.
Use enough cream to cover the wound, approximately 1/6 of an inch thick.
When applied to fresh wounds, it is normal for the gauze to turn a brown color from the cream.
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