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    Silver Nitrate

    Information about Silver Nitrate

    Silver nitrate uses

    Silver Nitrate is used to prevent infections.

    How silver nitrate works

    Silver nitrate inhibits growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria by precipitating bacterial protein through the release of liberated silver ions. It also forms an eschar by coagulation of cellular proteins.

    Common side effects of silver nitrate

    Burning sensation, Itching, Methemoglobinaemia (presence of methaemoglobin in the blood), Hair discolouration, Skin staining

    Available Medicine for Silver Nitrate

    • ₹54
      Virchow Biotech Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)