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Silmax 1% Ointment

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Silmax 1% Ointment is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria. It is used to prevent and treat infections of burn wounds. This medicine stops the bacteria from growing, which helps to resolve your symptoms.

Silmax 1% Ointment is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin, after cleaning the wound. Use it as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at the same time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas.

This medicine is generally safe to use with minimal side effects like minor burning or irritation may be seen after application. These are usually temporary and resolve quickly. Some people may develop a decreased white blood cell count while using this medicine. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or if your condition does not improve.

Before using it, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor may monitor your blood cell counts during treatment.

Uses of Silmax Ointment

Side effects of Silmax Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Silmax

  • Decreased white blood cell count

How to use Silmax Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment.

How Silmax Ointment works

Silmax 1% Ointment is an antibiotic. It stops the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Silmax 1% Ointment is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Silmax 1% Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Silmax 1% Ointment prevents and treats infections of burn wounds.

  • Clean the wound and then apply the cream to the affected area using sterile gloved hand or a sterile spatula.
  • Apply it once or twice daily and re-apply to any areas from which it gets removed due to activity. Burn areas should be covered with the cream at all times.
  • Continue to use Silmax 1% Ointment as per the frequency and duration advised by your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfonamides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Silmax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Had burns at the age of 3months using steam near lips and nose
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok ,use jalan ointment
Need to know whcih ointment is bettwr for Burns
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
burnol can be used and for marks NOMARKS, but better for cosmetic reason u should consult a dermatologist
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FAQs

Q. Is it good for burns?

Yes, Silmax 1% Ointment is good in the treatment of burns. It is used in to prevent and treat burn infection.

Q. Is silver sulfadiazine cream good for sunburns?

Yes, Silmax 1% Ointment is used to treat severe sun burns.

Q. Does silver sulfadiazine prevent scarring?

Silmax 1% Ointment is a topical antimicrobial agent used to prevent and treat infection of burns. It has no known effects on scars

Q. Does Silmax 1% Ointment works on acne?

Silver sulfadiazine is a topical antimicrobial agent used as an adjunct to prevent and treat infection of burns. Its use on the face is usually avoided. Hence, it is not recommended for acne

Q. Does silver sulfadiazine help with pain?

Silver sulfadiazine treats the infection associated with burns, thereby reducing pain and inflammation. It has no direct effect on pain.

Q. How long does Silmax 1% Ointment takes to work?

Usually, Silmax 1% Ointment starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Silmax 1% Ointment?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Silmax 1% Ointment when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Silmax 1% Ointment and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Silmax 1% Ointment cause staining of skin?

Yes, Silmax 1% Ointment can cause a temporary staining of skin.

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References

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