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Medications for Burns, External

The treatment of burns depends on the depth, area and location of the burn. Burn depth is generally categorised as first, second or third degree. A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin is red in colour and sensation is intact. In fact, it is usually somewhat painful. Second degree burns look similar to the first degree burns; however, the damage is now severe enough to cause blistering of the skin and the pain is usually somewhat more intense. In third degree burns the damage has progressed to the point of skin death. The skin is white and without sensation.

Drugs used to treat Burns, External

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
silver sulfadiazine 9.8 69 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Brand names:  Silvadene, SSD, Thermazene

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Silvadene 10 6 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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lidocaine 10 2 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Xylocaine Jelly, Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, Bactine, AneCream, CidalEaze, DermacinRx Lido V Pak, Eha Lotion, Lidozol, Xylocaine Topical, LidaMantle, Lidopac, Lidopin, Lidorex, LidoRx, Lidotrans 5 Pak, Lidovex, Lidozion, Lydexa, Medi-Quik Spray, Moxicaine, RadiaGuard, Regenecare HA Spray, Topicaine, Zionodil …show all

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Xylocaine Jelly 10 1 review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine Rate Add review
OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Bactine Rate Add review
OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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AneCream Rate Add review
OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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gentamicin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Brand name:  Garamycin

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Vancocin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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CidalEaze Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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DermacinRx Lido V Pak Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Dermoplast Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Eha Lotion Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Garamycin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Lidozol Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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SSD 10 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: silver sulfadiazine topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

vancomycin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Vancocin HCl Pulvules

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Xylocaine Topical Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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LidaMantle Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidopac Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lidopin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidorex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

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LidoRx Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidotrans 5 Pak Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidovex Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Alternative treatments for Burns, External

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Burns, External. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Burns, External.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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