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SilvaSorb gel

Generic Name: wound dressing (Not applicable)
Brand Name: SilvaSorb

SilvaSorb gel is used for:

Protecting burns, cuts, scrapes, and other wounds from infections. It may also be used for other skin conditions as determined by your doctor.

SilvaSorb gel is a wound dressing. It works by providing moisture for the healing process and protecting the healing wound from contamination.

Do NOT use SilvaSorb gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in SilvaSorb gel
  • you have a bleeding wound
  • you have a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to food or medicine

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using SilvaSorb gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with SilvaSorb gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have signs of an infection (eg, redness, swelling) at the application site

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with SilvaSorb gel. Because little, if any, of SilvaSorb gel is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if SilvaSorb gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use SilvaSorb gel:

Use SilvaSorb gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash your hands before using SilvaSorb gel.
  • Wash the affected area with saline, water, or wound cleanser and gently dry the surrounding area. Apply a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick layer of medicine to the affected area and spread evenly.
  • Cover the wound with a waterproof cover dressing as directed by your doctor. The dressing may be left in place for up to 3 days, or as directed.
  • SilvaSorb gel is normally removed with the cover dressing. Any remaining gel may be removed with a saline solution or wound cleanser.
  • Wash your hands after using SilvaSorb gel, unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
  • Continue to use SilvaSorb gel as directed by your doctor until your skin has fully healed. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of SilvaSorb gel, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use SilvaSorb gel.

Important safety information:

  • SilvaSorb gel is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in your eyes, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • SilvaSorb gel may become discolored when it mixes with the fluid from the wound. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
  • Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
  • SilvaSorb gel does not contain sunscreen. Ask your doctor before you use SilvaSorb gel if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • If your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using SilvaSorb gel while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use SilvaSorb gel, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of SilvaSorb gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with SilvaSorb gel. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); excessive or sudden bleeding, burning, itching, irritation, pain, redness, or swelling of the skin; fever.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of SilvaSorb gel:

Store SilvaSorb gel at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep SilvaSorb gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about SilvaSorb gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • SilvaSorb gel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take SilvaSorb gel or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about SilvaSorb gel. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to SilvaSorb gel. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using SilvaSorb gel.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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