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General Information on Silvadene
Silvadene is an antibiotic. It fights bacterial and fungal infections on the skin. It is an adjunct for the treatment and prevention of wound sepsis in patients with second and third degree burns. The generic name of this drug is Silver Sulfadiazine Topical and the other brand names are Thermazene, SSD and SSD AF.
Silvadene acts as an antimicrobial agent. This cream consists of stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, sorbitan monooleate, isopropyl myristake, propylene glycol, etc. with 0.3% methylparaben. This medication is available in jars containing Silvadene 50g, Silvadene 400g, Silvadene 1000g and tubes containing Silvadene 20g and Silvadene 85g.
Silvadene is essentially a sulfonamide. It kills bacteria by working on the microorganisms’ cell wall and cell membrane.
You can only buy Silvadene as per a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Silvadene
You should not buy Silvadene online if any of the following conditions are true:
- You are hypersensitive to any ingredient used in Silvadene
- You are pregnant or you are nearing your delivery date
- You are taking methenamine
Before you buy Silvadene, inform your doctor if any of the following are true:
- If you are nursing a baby or pregnant
- If you have any allergies to foods, medicines or other substances, especially sulfonamides
- If you suffer from kidney disease
- If you have liver problems
Some of the common, and mild, side effects of this drug are:
- Skin discoloration
You should consult your doctor immediately if your experience any of the following side effects:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating
Pregnant women can use Silvadene if recommended by doctor. Nursing mothers should avoid this medication since it can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
Dosage of Silvadene
It is recommended that you apply Silvadene with an approximate thickness of 1/6 inch once or twice a day to the burn areas. The treated areas should have a layer this cream at all times. To clear up the infection completely, a patient has to continue using Silvadene for the full course of treatment even if patient’s condition improves.
In case of a missed dose, patient should apply the missed dose as soon as he or she remembers. You can continue with your regular schedule if it almost time for the next dose of medicine to be applied. Do not use apply Silvadene twice consecutive to make up. In case of an overdose of Silvadene, you may need emergency medical help.
There are 3 drug interactions and 7 disease interactions with Silvadene. These include; hematologic toxicity, hypersensitivity reaction, porhyria, crystalluria, liver disease, renal dysfunction and urinary obstruction.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.