Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Silver sulfadiazine

Introduction

Name

  • Silver sulfadiazine.

Class of drug

  • Topical anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.

Uses

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Indications

  • A topical anti-bacterial and anti-fungal drug which is particularly active against Gram-negative organisms such asPseudomonas aeruginosa Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Used in the management of 3rd and 3rd degree burns.
  • Up to 10% may be absorbed depending on the size of the area to be treated.
  • Otitis externa Skin: otitis externa with resistant pseudomonas.
  • Refactory malassezia infection Skin: malassezia disease.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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