Generic Silvadene™®: Silver sulfadiazine
Silver sulfadiazine is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Silvadene™®
Chemical Name: SILVER SULFADIAZINE (SILL-ver sul-fa-DYE-a-zeen)
Other name brands for this medication
Possible Uses of Silvadene: This medicine is used to prevent or treat skin infections in patients with serious burns. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before using Silvadene: INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
How to take Silvadene: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after application of this medicine. Use a sterile gloved hand to apply this medicine to a thickness of approximately 1/16 inch on all affected areas. Whenever necessary, reapply the cream to keep the affected areas covered at all times. STORE THIS MEDICINE as directed on the package. Some brands of this medicine have specific instructions for discarding the product after opening. Check with your pharmacist or on the package labeling to see if this applies to your brand. TO PREVENT OR TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue using this medicine for the full course of treatment even if your condition improves in a few days. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Precautions When Using Silvadene: IF YOU HAVE HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine or any other sulfonamide medicine (such as Septra DS, Bactrim DS, Gantrisin, glyburide, or probenecid), contact your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine. A severe reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or dizziness. If you have a question about whether you are allergic to this medicine or if a certain medicine is a sulfonamide, contact your doctor or pharmacist. If you are NOT allergic to this medicine, DO NOT STOP USING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE or if they become worse, check with your doctor. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Side Effects of Silvadene: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include a burning sensation upon application, rash, or itching. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions of Silvadene: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other. Check drug interactions
Overdose of Silvadene: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Other Information of Silvadene: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.