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SILVEREX SSD CREAM is a combination of Chlorhexidine and Silver sulphadiazine which belongs to the group of medicines called Topical antimicrobial agents. It is used to treat and prevents burn infection. It is also used to treat, prevent and control bacterial infections associated with urinary tract infections, ear infections, skin cleaning and before a surgical procedure.
Your doctor may advise you to undergo relevant medical tests to understand your existing condition. SILVEREX SSD CREAM is not recommended for use if you are planning a surgical procedure. It is also not advised for use in the mouth, vagina and inner ear. Consult your doctor for advice. Apply a thin film of this medicine twice daily to the affected area.
SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The most possible side effects of using SILVEREX SSD CREAM may include itching (pruritus), burning sensation, rash. Consult your doctor if any of the above side effects get worse.
SILVEREX SSD CREAM prevents, controls and fights against bacterial infection of the damaged skin. Chlorhexidine belongs to antiseptic and disinfectant which works by binding strongly with skin. It works against infectious microorganisms and effectively cleans out cuts, wounds and burns to prevent them from getting infected. Silver Sulphadiazine is an antibiotic which stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial multiplication.
Apply SILVEREX SSD CREAM as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area. Avoid contact with this medicine in your eyes.
Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.
SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.
SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution by breastfeeding mothers. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not use SILVEREX SSD CREAM if you are allergic to Chlorhexidine, Silver sulphadiazine or any other ingredients of this medicine.
SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution in children only if recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor for advice.
SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution in elderly patients. Your doctor will decide the dose and its frequency depending on the severity of your existing condition.
Do not use SILVEREX SSD CREAM if you:
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before using SILVEREX SSD CREAM if you are taking or using any prescription, non-prescription or herbal supplements.
If you or anyone else accidentally applies too much of SILVEREX SSD CREAM, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Drug||:||Chlorhexidine, Silver sulphadiazine|
|Pharmacological Category||:||Topical antimicrobial agents|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Treats and Prevents burn infection|
Q: What is SILVEREX SSD CREAM used for?
A: It is used to treat and prevents burn infection. It is also used to treat, prevent and control bacterial infections associated with urinary tract infections, ear infections, skin cleaning and before a surgical procedure.
Q: Can SILVEREX SSD CREAM change the colour of the skin?
A: SILVEREX SSD CREAM may cause reddish discolouration of the skin or a change in taste sensation. Consult your doctor or visit the nearby hospital immediately if the symptoms worsen.
Q: Is SILVEREX SSD CREAM safe for pregnant women?
A: SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution if you are a pregnant woman. Consult your doctor before use. Your doctor will evaluate the risks and benefits before recommending you this medicine.
Q: Is SILVEREX SSD CREAM safe for use in children?
A: SILVEREX SSD CREAM should be used with caution in children only if recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor for advice.
Q: What to do if I have accidental exposure of SILVEREX SSD CREAM to the eye?
A: If you or anyone else have accidental exposure to the eye while using SILVEREX SSD CREAM, rinse the external surface of the eye with warm water immediately. Consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital immediately if you are experiencing worsening symptoms.
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