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Wound dressing gel

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

Wound dressing 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.

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

Do NOT use wound dressing gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel. Because little, if any, of wound dressing gel is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel:

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

  • Wash your hands before using wound dressing 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.
  • Wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel, unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
  • Continue to use wound dressing gel as directed by your doctor until your skin has fully healed. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel.

Important safety information:

  • Wound dressing 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.
  • Wound dressing 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.
  • Wound dressing gel does not contain sunscreen. Ask your doctor before you use wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use wound dressing gel, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of wound dressing gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel:

Store wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about wound dressing gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Wound dressing 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 wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to wound dressing 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 wound dressing gel.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
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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