Silver sulfadiazine topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Silver sulfadiazine topical is also known as: SSD, SSD AF, Silvadene, Silvadene Cream 1%, Thermazene

Silver sulfadiazine topical Pregnancy Warnings

Because sulfonamides are known to increase the possibility of kernicterus, silver sulfadiazine topical should not be used on pregnant women approaching or at term.

Silver sulfadiazine topical has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Silver sulfadiazine topical is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

Silver sulfadiazine topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of silver sulfadiazine topical into human milk. Kernicterus has been reported in nursing infants following the use of sulfonamides by the mother. Sulfonamides are known to be excreted in human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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