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Silver Nitrate



Bladder hemorrhage, burn wounds, eczema, epidermal necrolysis, hematuria, interstitial cystitis, nasal epistaxis, ophthalmia neonatorum, pneumothorax, rhinitis, warts.

How it 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

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


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)