Silcream cream contains Silver Sulfadiazine which is used as a topical sulphonamide. This cream is applied on the area where the bacterial and yeast infection is caused. It contains a bactericidal property (kill the bacteria), this cream is very active against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and against yeast also. This cream acts by binding on the microbial cell wall and damage it and destroy the protein by which the bacteria is survival, it is used to cure infections which are caused by the virus, fungus and bacteria. By inhibiting the protein by which these are growing.
USES OF THE SILCREAM CREAM:
This cream is used as antiseptic by killing the bacteria from the skin. This cream is also used in the fungal infection and viral infection also.
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF THE SILCREAM CREAM:
In the given situations this cream is unsafe for the patients:
- This cream is prohibited for those patients who are hypersensitive with any compound present in the cream.
- This cream is also prohibited for the pregnant female.
- This cream is also not recommended for those children who are under 2 months.
Some drugs which are increasing, decrease or inhibit the effects of this cream, so these medicines is not prescribed with this cream, these drugs are mentioned below:
Antiulcer medicines like Cimetidine, anticonvulsant drug like Phenytoin, products which contain Sodium Sulfacetamide, excipient which contain Propylene Glycol, protease materials like Collagenase and Trypsin, and materials which contain Alcohol and Astringents.
STORAGE OF THE SILCREAM CREAM:
This medication should be kept at a room temperature, protect this medication from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Place this cream in dry and safe place.
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DOSAGE OF THE SILCREAM CREAM:
This cream should be used topically, before apply this cream the damage area should be clean with sterile solution by which the dead skin or other impurities is removed. Then apply a thin layer of this cream on the damaged area and if needed then dressing the wound.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE:
In the case of overdose if you face some discomfort in the affected area like itching, burning or swelling and redness in the skin or eyes get watery. In such situations immediately inform to the doctor.
IN CASE OF MISSED DOSE:
In the case of missed dose use it as soon as possible, but if in case the time is near the second dose then no need to use it, use the scheduled dose and maintain the procedure of using this drug.
SIDE EFFECTS OF THE SILCREAM CREAM:
Some side effects of the Silcream cream are mentioned below:
Increase the light sensations, aseptic liquid is excreted from the wound, pain, inflammations, cracking, itching occurs at the wound, skin colour gets changed, blue green patches is produced, the skin gets loose, rashes, fever occur and erythema.
PRECAUTIONS OF THE SILCREAM CREAM:
Some precautions of this cream are mentioned below:
- This cream is used for treatment of the wound so do not use this cream as cosmetics.
- Apply this cream on the nose; eye or mucous membrane and vagina are prohibited.
- If you apply it and you suffer from redness, itching or burning then stop this cream for further use.
- Protect your wound from the weather conditions like wind or rain.
- If needed then cover your wound otherwise open it.