Silvadene Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition does not begin to get better within 3 to 5 days.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Incidence not known
Back, leg, or stomach pains
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
blue-green to black skin discoloration
fever with or without chills
general body swelling
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, especially in patients with burns on large areas
lower back or side pain
nausea or vomiting
pinpoint red spots on the skin
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, swollen skin
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
swollen or painful glands
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
upper right abdominal or stomach pain
yellow eyes and skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Brownish-gray skin discoloration
burning feeling on treated areas
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.