What does FLAMAZINE cream contain?
FLAMAZINE is a sterile white cream. The cream is a semisolid oil in water emulsion. Active ingredients: Silver Sulfadiazine 1% (10 mg/g). Inactive ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate 80, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Paraffin Liquid and Purified Water.
Is silver sulfadiazine cream toxic?
Silver sulfadiazine is considered extremely safe, and overdose is uncommon; however, it is essential to remember that systemic absorption of the medication can occur and may be significant, especially when used near mucosal or ocular areas or when used on a large surface area.
When should I stop using Flamazine?
Stop using Flamazine™: If you experience any of the following: Increased pain, burning or itching. Nausea, vomiting or diahorrea. Skin reactions or rashes.
Why is Silvadene not recommended?
The product is contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity reactions following application, pregnant women at or close to term, premature infants, and in infants during the first 2 months of life.
How long should I use Flamazine?
How long to use it. Treatment is continued until healing is progressing satisfactorily or the burn site is ready for skin grafting. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how long to keep applying FLAMAZINE cream. Do not use FLAMAZINE for longer than your doctor tells you.
Why does Silvadene cream turn black?
Silver sulfadiazene cream (Silvadene®) does indeed turn black as the silver ion oxidizes. However, the black pigments are not incorporated into the healing skin. Permanent skin discoloration is not from using silver sulfadizene on burn wounds. As healing skin matures, melanocytes, the cells that produce pigment return.
Is Silvadene good for wounds?
This medication is used with other treatments to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with serious burns. Silver sulfadiazine works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound.
Why is FLAMAZINE black?
What are the dosage forms of Flamazine cream?
FLAMAZINE cream is a sterile compound and contains no preservatives. Dosage Forms FLAMAZINE cream is a white cream and is available in the following containers: 500 g jars, 20 g and 50 g tubes. FLAMAZINE cream should be stored at 8º to 25ºC. To ensure sterility the 500 g jars should be discarded 24 hours after opening and tubes of FLAMAZINE 7 days
What kind of bacteria does Flamazine cream kill?
Flamazine Cream: 1 June 2010 2 of 6. Microbiology: Silver sulfadiazine has broad antimicrobial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, some yeasts and fungi. It has also been reported to be active in vitro against herpes virus and Treponema pallidum.
When to use Flamazine cream for leg ulcers?
FLAMAZINE is a topical antibacterial cream with an active ingredient which belongs to the group of antibiotic medicines called sulfonamides. FLAMAZINE is used to prevent infection in severe burns. Other types of wounds, such as pressure sores and leg ulcers, may also benefit from the application of FLAMAZINE cream.
When to discard a jar of Flamazine cream?
One jar or tube of FLAMAZINE should be reserved for one person. If you are using jars, discard any remaining cream 24 hours after opening the jar. If you are using tubes, discard the product 7 days after opening. Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.