What is Curad® silver solution used for?
Curad® silver solution may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should I take Curad® silver solution?
Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Clean wound with water and blot dry. Apply a generous amount of gel to the affected area, making sure to cover beyond wound edges. Cover with a bandage. Repeat every 1-3 days, or when wound is no longer moist.
For external use only. Do not use in the eyes. If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medication.
How do I store Curad® silver solution?
Curad® silver solution is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Curad® silver solution in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Curad® silver solution that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Curad® silver solution down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Curad® silver solution?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Curad® silver solution or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have deep or puncture wounds; animal bites; serious burns
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Curad® silver solution during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Curad® silver solution.
What side effects can occur from Curad® silver solution?
Seek medical attention immediately if any of the side effects become severe and you have one of following symptoms: allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Curad® silver solution?
Curad® silver solution may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Curad® silver solution?
Curad® silver solution may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Curad® silver solution?
Curad® silver solution may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Curad® silver solution.
What is the dose of Curad® silver solution for an adult?
Adults and children 2 years and older: Apply a generous amount of gel to the affected area, repeat every 1-3 days.
What is the dose of Curad® silver solution for a child?
Children under 2 years of age: Consult a doctor.
How is Curad® silver solution available?
Curad® silver solution is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Curad® silver solution, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: October 13, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019
Curad® silver solution. https://www.medline.com/product/CURAD-Silver-Solution-Wound-Gel/Gel/Z05-PF00179;ecomsessionid=U2C8p2bC5bPgjkURypygYQ__?_requestid=4953572. Accessed October 13, 2017
Curad® silver solution. http://curad.com/product/silver-solution-antimicrobial-silver-wound-gel/. Accessed October 13, 2017