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Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Information about Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate Uses

Sulfadiazine+Chlorhexidine Gluconate is used in the treatment of burns.

How Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate works

Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate is a combination of two medicines: Sulfadiazine and Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic and disinfectant which works by binding strongly with skin. It kills infectious microorganisms and effectively cleans out cuts, wounds and burns to prevent them from getting infected.

Common side effects of Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Itching, Irritation, Burning sensation at the site of application
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Expert advice for Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate

  • Clean the burn area and then apply the cream to using a 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.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.

Frequently asked questions for Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Sulfadiazine + Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Q. Can I stop taking Sulfadiazine+Chlorhexidine Gluconate when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Sulfadiazine+Chlorhexidine Gluconate and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. How long does Sulfadiazine+Chlorhexidine Gluconate takes to work?

Usually, Sulfadiazine+Chlorhexidine Gluconate starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.


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