SILVERKANT (Silver Sulfadiazine Cream USP 1%)
Used topically as 1% cream, it is active against a large number of bacteria and fungus, even those resistant to other sulfonamides. It slowly releases silver ions which appear to be largely responsible for the antimicrobial action. It is considered to be one of the most effective drug for preventing infection of burnt surfaces and chronic ulcers.
2nd and 3rd degree infected burns
- Hypersensitivity to sulphonamides
- Impaired liver or kidney function
Peadiatrics: use with caution
Lactation: use with caution
Burning sensation and itching
Inhibits metabolism of diphenylhydantoin and tolbutamide with cimetidine increased leucopenia. Enhanced topical protection with cerenium nitrate, chlorohexadine.