Ssd

Name: Ssd

Ssd Overview

Ssd is a brand name medication. For more information about Ssd see its generic Silver Sulfadiazine

What is the most important information I should know about SSD (silver sulfadiazine topical)?

Silver sulfadiazine topical may cause serious medical problems in a newborn if you use this medicine during late pregnancy (close to your delivery date). This medicine should also not be used on premature babies or any child younger than 2 months old.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using SSD (silver sulfadiazine topical)?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to silver sulfadiazine.

Silver sulfadiazine topical may cause serious medical problems in a newborn if you use this medicine during late pregnancy (close to your delivery date). This medicine should also not be used on premature babies or any child younger than 2 months old.

To make sure silver sulfadiazine topical is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease;

  • kidney disease;

  • a genetic enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency; or

  • an allergy to sulfa drugs.

FDA pregnancy category B. Silver sulfadiazine topical is not expected to harm an unborn baby. However, this medicine can cause serious medical problems in a newborn and should not be used during late pregnancy.

It is not known whether silver sulfadiazine topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Your burn wounds should be kept covered with silver sulfadiazine cream at all times.

What other drugs will affect SSD (silver sulfadiazine topical)?

Other drugs may interact with silver sulfadiazine topical, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Uses of SSD

  • It is used to avoid or treat skin infections in patients with burns.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take SSD?

For all patients taking SSD (silver sulfadiazine):

  • If you have an allergy to silver sulfadiazine or any other part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are pregnant and near term.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

Children:

  • If your child is a premature baby or is a newborn. Do not give SSD to a premature baby or a newborn.
  • If your child is younger than 2 months of age. Do not give this medicine to an infant younger than 2 months of age.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take SSD with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out SSD?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Protect from heat.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

For the Consumer

Applies to silver sulfadiazine topical: topical cream

Along with its needed effects, silver sulfadiazine topical (the active ingredient contained in SSD) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking silver sulfadiazine topical:

Incidence not known
  • Back, leg, or stomach pains
  • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • blue-green to black skin discoloration
  • dark urine
  • fever with or without chills
  • general body swelling
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, especially in patients with burns on large areas
  • intense itching of burn wounds
  • light-colored stools
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, swollen skin
  • skin rash
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • swollen or painful glands
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects of silver sulfadiazine topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Brownish-gray skin discoloration
  • burning feeling on treated areas

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