Silvadene 1%(Silver Sulfadiazine)
Marketed as Flamazine in United Kingdom
Marketed as Flamazine in Canada
Silvadene Drug Information
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Silvadene 1% is used with other treatments to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with serious burns. Silver sulfadiazine works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound. This helps to decrease the risk of the bacteria spreading to surrounding skin, or to the blood where it can cause a serious blood infection (sepsis). Silver sulfadiazine belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics. Silver sulfadiazine must not be used on premature babies or on newborns during the first 2 months of life because of the risk of serious side effects.
How to Use Silvadene
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using silver sulfadiazine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Silvadene 1% is for use on the skin only. Avoid using Silvadene 1% around your eyes unless directed to do so by your doctor. Your health care professional will clean and remove the dead tissue from the wound to help the healing process. Apply Silvadene 1% to the wound using sterile technique (such as wearing sterile gloves and using sterile application tools), as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily. The layer of medication should be about one-sixteenth of an inch (1-2 millimeters) thick or as directed. The wound should be covered with the cream at all times. Dressings may be applied over the cream, but only if needed. If some of the cream rubs off the wound, reapply it immediately. The cream should also be reapplied immediately after hydrotherapy. Treatment usually continues until the wound is completely healed or until the site is ready for skin grafting. Use Silvadene 1% regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or if it gets worse.
Before using silver sulfadiazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sulfa antibiotics (such as sulfamethoxazole); or if you have any other allergies. Silvadene 1% may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Silvadene 1%, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,a certain enzyme deficiency (G6PD or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), kidney problems, liver problems, low white blood cell count. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Silvadene 1% should be used only when clearly needed. Silvadene 1% must not be used near the expected delivery date because of possible harm to the unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Silvadene 1% passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk and may harm nursing infants who are ill, premature, less than 2 months old, or who have certain disorders (such as jaundice, high blood levels of bilirubin, G6PD deficiency). Breast-feeding while using Silvadene 1% is not recommended in infants with these conditions. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Silvadene 1%, use it as soon as you remember. This medicine should be on the wounds at all times as directed by your doctor.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.skin products containing sodium sulfacetamide, enzyme products used to break down and remove dead skin/tissue from burns and wounds (such as collagenase, papain, trypsin). An inactive ingredient in some brands of Silvadene 1% (propylene glycol) may be absorbed and may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Silvadene 1%.
Silvadene Side Effects
What are Silvadene side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Silvadene may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Silvadene as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Silvadene
The side effects of Silvadene may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Silvadene. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Silvadene may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Silvadene, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Silvadene.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Silvadene, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Silvadene and the side effects associated with Silvadene are described in the following:
Common Silvadene Side Effects
- treatment site sequelae
Less Frequent Silvadene Side Effects
Rare or Very Rare Silvadene Side Effects
- glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency anemia
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- exfoliative dermatitis
- interstitial nephritis
- aplastic anemia
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- hemolytic anemia
- erythema multiforme
- skin photosensitivity
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
Store the US product at room temperature. Store the Canadian product between 46-77 degrees F (8-25 degrees C). To ensure that the medication is sterile, the Canadian 250- and 500-gram jars should be discarded 24 hours after opening. The Canadian tubes should be discarded 7 days after opening. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Silvadene 1% when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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