Name: Silver Sulfadiazine
Silver Sulfadiazine Interactions
This is not a complete list of Silver Sulfadiazinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Sulfonamide; synthetic anti-infective agent.a b c e g h i j l
Actions and Spectrum
Mechanism of action of silver sulfadiazine appears to differ from sulfadiazine and silver nitrate; acts on cell membrane and cell wall to produce bactericidal effects.a b c g
Wide spectrum of activity against most burn pathogens, including species of both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, including most species of Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus.a b c Also inhibits Escherichia coli, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and species of Acinetobacter, Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Providencia, Serratia, and streptococci.a b c Also has some activity against Candida albicans, Herpesvirus hominis, and Clostridium perfringens.a b c
Resistance reported occasionally.c
- Antibiotic, Topical
For topical use only; avoid contact with eyes. Apply with a sterile-gloved hand. Burned area should be covered with cream at all times; reapply to areas where cream has been removed by patient activity. Dressings may be used if necessary. Reapply immediately after hydrotherapy.
Propylene glycol may affect the interpretation of laboratory tests.