SILVERKANT (Silver Sulfadiazine Cream USP 1%)

SILVERKANT (Silver Sulfadiazine Cream USP 1%)

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.

Indications

2nd and 3rd degree infected burns

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to sulphonamides
  • Pregnancy

Special precaution

  • Impaired liver or kidney function

Peadiatrics: use with caution

Pregnancy: contraindicated

Lactation: use with caution

Elderly: safe

Side effects

Burning sensation and itching

Drug interactions

Inhibits metabolism of diphenylhydantoin and tolbutamide with cimetidine increased leucopenia. Enhanced topical protection with cerenium nitrate, chlorohexadine.

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