After expiration date is the SSD cream still effective or are there adverse reactions?
Silvadene - how long after the expiration date can the SSD be used if properly stored?
- 20 Sep 2010 by denbe
- 9 June 2020
I'm retired & on a very strict budget... thats' why I need to know if its still viable.
Once a medicine has past its expiry date the manufacturers can no longer guarantee its safety or efficacy.
You are best to throw the cream away and get a new prescription from your doctor if you need more.
That is correct but silvadene will last about one month past its experation date I have had several burns and now keep it on hand and according to a pharmacist it is usually good for about 1 month after but no longer. Hope this info helps some, marjorie zych
I understand that this question is old; however I would like to verify, the silvidene cream I had worked amazing everytime we needed it... mind you, we just used the last bit of a container we have had for over 5 years... never had any issues and it heals everything so fast and pain free. My kids have always called it the magic medicine... they are now 24, 21, 19, and 18... we are all sad it has come to an end.
I got Silver Sulfadiazine about 10 years ago for a bad burn. I kept the cream just in case. I have use it a gew times and some family members use it when they had burn issues. It has never stopped working. My 34 year old son use it on his hand because of an oil burn just recently and it has helped him tremendously. If your not sure consult with you health care provider just in case.
The "Legal" answer:
"Once a medicine has past its expiry date the manufacturers can no longer guarantee its safety or efficacy."
The "Realistic, or I'm on a budget" answer:
Provided it's been stored in a cool dry place (i.e., not baked in the sun or frozen), and it's not contaminated, Silvadene could potentially last years or even decades past the expiry. This type of antibacterial cream is pretty stable, and for what it's used for, can last well past its "guaranteed" lifespan. My father, a veterinarian, was given a few cases of Sulfa cream (used primarily in skin graphs before Silvadene came around) and used it for decades effectively.
It's typically so stable, I wouldn't have hesitation using it in a survival situation where you wanted to keep medications in a long storage situation.
- Silvadene Information for Consumers
- Silvadene Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Silvadene (detailed)
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