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Silvadene Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- What are the possible side effects of silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- What is the most important information I should know about silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- How should I use silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Silvadene)?
- What happens if I overdose (Silvadene)?
- What should I avoid while using silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- What other drugs will affect silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Silvadene)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Your burn wounds should be kept covered with silver sulfadiazine cream at all times.
What happens if I overdose (Silvadene)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of silver sulfadiazine is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
Avoid exposing treated skin areas to sunlight, sunlamps, or tanning beds. Silver sulfadiazine can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a sunburn may result. Wear protective clothing when you are outdoors.
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use silver sulfadiazine topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.
What other drugs will affect silver sulfadiazine topical (Silvadene)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially cimetidine (Tagamet).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with silver sulfadiazine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about silver sulfadiazine topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Silvadene Information
- Silvadene Drug Interactions Center: silver sulfadiazine top
- Silvadene Side Effects Center
- Silvadene Overview including Precautions
- Silvadene FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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