Prevent and treat wound infections in patients with serious burns.
OTHER USES: This drug may also be used to help prevent and treat other skin and wound infections (such as skin ulcers).
Should not be given to patient who are known to have allergic reactions against this drug.
Silver sulfadiazine must not be used on premature babies or on newborns during the first 2 months of life because of the risk of serious side effects.
How to use silver sulfadiazine topical
This medication is for use on the skin only.
Apply this medication to the wound wearing sterile gloves and using sterile application tools, as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily.
The layer of medication should be about 1-2 millimeters thick or as directed and should be covered with the cream at all times. Dressings may be applied over the cream, but only if needed. If some of the cream rubs off the wound, reapply it immediately. The cream should also be reapplied immediately after hydrotherapy.
Treatment usually continues until the wound is completely healed or until the site is ready for skin grafting.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or if it worsens.
Availability: This is a prescription only drug.