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Silverex Cream

Manufactured byRANBAXY LABORATORIES LTD
ContainsChlorhexidine Gluconate (0.2 %w/w) + Silver Sulfadiazine (1 %w/w)
Description

Silverex Cream is a topical broad-spectrum antimicrobial medicine used for the treatment of minor burns, scalds, scratches, cuts, abrasions, sunburns blisters, and infected cracked skin. It is also used for short-term treatment of infection in leg ulcers and pressure sores, and for the prophylaxis of infection in skin graft donor sites and extensive abrasions.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Silverex Cream

  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Itching of skin
  • Skin peeling
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Bluish discoloration of the skin

Uses of Silverex Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Burn wound infections
  • Leg ulcers and Bedsores
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to chlorhexidine, silver sulfadiazine, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in during pregnancy, on premature infants or on newborn infants during the first months of life due to the increased risk of kernicterus (a rare form of brain damage associated with jaundice).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypersensitivity reactions

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with severe allergies, bronchial asthma, or AIDS due to the increased risk of severe hypersensitivity reactions. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

External use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Keep it away from the eyes. Not for use in body cavities.

Other medicines

Silverex Cream may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Collagenase

Disease interactions

Porphyria

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from porphyria due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function may be required while using this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function may be required while using this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by acting on the cell wall and cell membrane of the bacteria to cause their death, thereby reduces the bacterial count on the body surface.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Topical antibiotics, Topical Antiseptic

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Mar 2019

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