- Are Silvadene Cream and Bacitracin the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Silvadene Cream?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Bacitracin?
- What Is Silvadene Cream?
- What Is Bacitracin?
- What drugs interact with Silvadene Cream?
- What drugs interact with Bacitracin?
- How Should Silvadene Cream Be Taken?
- How Should Bacitracin Be Taken?
Are Silvadene Cream and Bacitracin the Same Thing?
A brand name for bacitracin is Baciguent.
Side effects of Silvadene Cream that are different from bacitracin include pain, burning, or itching of the treated skin, upset stomach, or discoloration (brown/gray/blue) of skin and mucous membranes (such as the gums).
Silvadene Cream may interact with cimetidine.
Bacitracin may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Silvadene Cream?
Side effects of Silvadene Cream include:
- burning, or
- itching of the treated skin,
- upset stomach, or
- discoloration (brown/gray/blue) of skin and mucous membranes (such as the gums).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Bacitracin?
Common side effects of Bacitracin include:
- injection site reactions (pain, burning, or swelling),
- skin rashes, and
- possible kidney problems.
Tell your doctor if your child has serious side effects of bacitracin for injection including:
- urinating more than usual or more often,
- urinating less than usual, or not at all (fewer wet diapers),
- blood in the urine,
- lower back pain, or
- painful urination.
What Is Silvadene Cream?
What Is Bacitracin?
What Drugs Interact With Silvadene Cream?
Silvadene Cream may interact with cimetidine. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Silvadene Cream should be used only when prescribed. It must not be used near the expected delivery date because of possible harm to the fetus. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. 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 this drug is not recommended in infants with these conditions. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
What Drugs Interact With Bacitracin?
Bacitracin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you or your child take. During pregnancy, Bacitracin for injection should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Silvadene Cream Be Taken?
Burn areas should be covered with Silvadene Cream 1% at all times. The cream should be applied once to twice daily to a thickness of approximately 1/16 inch. Whenever necessary, the cream should be reapplied to any areas where it has been removed by patient activity.
How Should Bacitracin Be Taken?
The infant dose of Bacitracin for injection for infants under 2500 grams is 900 units/kg/24 hours in 2 or 3 divided doses. For infants over 2500 grams, the dose is 1,000 units/kg/24 hours, in 2 or 3 divided doses. In older children and adults, the dose will be determined by a physician.
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Pfizer. Silvadene Cream Product Information.
Pfizer. Bacitracin Product Information.