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Argedin Cream

Manufacturer: Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Sulfadiazine, Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Argedin Cream is used to treat influenza, rheumatic fevers with very high temperatures, urinary tract infections or used as a preventive antibiotic to inhibit infections in case of severe burns. It belongs to a class of drugs called sulfa antibiotics. This medication, however, will not be very effective in case of viral fever or viral infections.

Argedin Cream is a sulphonamide antibiotic that works by inhibiting para amino benzoic acid which is responsible for the synthesis of folic acid inside bacterial cells. This eventually leads to bacterial cell lysis.

Before taking this medication, consult your doctor if you have any allergies to sulfa medications, if you are taking other medicines like anticoagulants, diabetes medication, or any vitamins or diuretics. Use this medication with caution and only after discussing it with your doctor if you have certain metabolic disorders like porphyria or G6PD deficiency, liver or kidney problems, blood disorders like anaemia or asthma.

Common side effects associated with the use of Argedin Cream include stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, diarrhoea, and headaches. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the severe side effects such as photosensitivity and easily being sunburnt, pain while urinating, low blood pressure, goitre, any mental or mood changes like depression, anxiety or depression, blurred vision or severe allergic reactions.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

inflammation of gums
In addition to its intended effect, Argedin Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Altered taste
Application site irritation
Teeth discolouration.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Burnheal plus ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Argedin Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Group Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Argedin Cream acts as an agent of interference when it comes to bacterial enzyme dihydropteroate synthetase. This bacterial enzyme is required when it comes to the processing of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA). This is crucial for synthesis of folic acid in organisms.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am burnt by hot water. My burn is second degree burn. I use ibuprofen and ointment silver sulfadiazine. How many days to healing? anything treatment needed?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I am burnt by hot water. My burn is second degree burn. I use ibuprofen and ointment silver sulfadiazine. How many da...
Ur r not using any antibiotic, take proper antibiotic, it may take 1 to 2 months to completely heal.
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I have a second degree burn on my right foot. I would like fos ask whether cleaning it soap then with povidone iodine then place topical cream silver sulfadiazine? Thanks a lot.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
I have a second degree burn on my right foot. I would like fos ask whether cleaning it soap then with povidone iodine...
Hello. Sorr to hear that, you should apply proper antibiotic cream or special dressings according to the wound. Send us the photographs of the wound, we will help you with which dressing to apply and how for the best results.

My son got a burn in his right hand due to a firecracker, and we applied ointment which is Heal Burn but the blisters were small at night, but at morning it suddenly increased too much in size and is paining a lot. Here are the medicine we are using now, Amoxicillin & Potassium Clavulanate Tablets IP ranitidine Hydrochloride Tablets IP Ibuprofen & Paracetamol Tablets Burn Nil Cream (Silver Sulfadiazine & Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cream 15 g)

MBBS, MS- Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
My son got a burn in his right hand due to a firecracker, and we applied ointment which is Heal Burn but the blisters...
Yes burn injury initially looks small but gradually after 24-36 hours it looks very severe. Treatment he is getting is ok. Consult with plastic surgeon who has experience in burn management. Your son will do well but it will take some time.

H, I have a small burn on my face while putting crackers. Can you suggest me what cream to apply on it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
H, I have a small burn on my face while putting crackers. Can you suggest me what cream to apply on it.
You can use silver sulfadiazine cream - { like silverex } if it was a recent burn and not healed yet

While cooking I got myself burn in my wrist .it seems 1 degree. What medicine should use? I applied ointment kindly advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
While cooking I got myself burn in my wrist .it seems 1 degree. What medicine should use? I applied ointment  kindly ...
You can use Silverex or Silver Sulfadiazine cream . If not you have to simply apply coconut oil only

Popular Health Tips

Pityriasis Amiantacea - A Guide!

Dermatologist, Pune
Pityriasis Amiantacea - A Guide!

Pityriasis amiantacea is a disorder of the scalp. Some of the visible signs of this condition include adherent, silver, thick scales. The scales resemble the color of the asbestos and often surrounds the tufts of hair. While the condition is manageable, care should be taken to manage this condition right from its inception. Here is a brief overview of this scalp condition.

Origin of Pityriasis Amiantacea:
Pityriasis Amiantacea is inflammatory in nature. It comes from the seborrheic and psoriasis dermatitis spectrum. Experts are of the view that this condition is a result of the exaggerated response of the body to a primary condition of the scalp. Earlier studies have suggested that there is a possibility that Pityriasis Amiantacea may have originated from lichen planus, pyogenic infection and superficial fungal. In most of the cases, it has been witnessed that fungus has a close relation to this condition.

Exposure of Pityriasis Amiantacea and its diagnosis:
This condition has low exposure among females. It is mostly observed among, young adults, children, and adolescents. The diagnosis is done clinically. A specialist might prescribe dermoscopy to rule out other conditions of the scalp. If the result is positive, the scaling will reveal a diffused yellowish or whitish pattern. While the condition is local, it has all the possibilities to spread to other hairy parts of the body. Some experts are of the view that Pityriasis Amiantacea has a close association with temporary alopecia. While histopathology is not prescribed by most doctors, however, biopsy of the scalp is suggested in many cases.

Does Pityriasis Amiantacea result in hair loss?
The answer is yes. As a result of the scaly crust, the encased hair tends to fall. This being said, it is entirely a reversible condition. The hair comes back in 9 out of 10 cases. Medical ointments and antibiotic shampoo can help to grow back the lost hair. Apart from this, home-made protein solutions can help in the regeneration of the hair and get back the original color of the hair.

Treatment options:
This is a treatable condition that might take some time for a complete cure. It involves the keratolytic and tropical anti-inflammatory treatment. This is accompanied with salicylic ointment and topical corticosteroids. A tropical mineral oil is often prescribed by doctors to ensure that the adherent scales are removed. Some doctors might also suggest a clobetasol propionate shampoo. Even ketoconazole and silver sulfadiazine is helpful to get rid of the scales. If in case the infection is accompanied with Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotics are prescribed to ensure that the condition does not turn from bad to worse. Systematic therapies are suggested if this condition is accompanied by an underlying condition such as psoriasis. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4306 people found this helpful

BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
10. Use a mouthwash containing anti-bacterial like chlorhexidine to help control gum diseases.
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Dentist, Betul
Avoid over use of the chlorhexidine mouthwash.
Use only by advice of the dentist. Over use alter the microbial flora of mouth. This result in black spot on tongue.

Gum Pain Home Remedies

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Try Rinse

It is recommended to use a rinse with anti-plaque properties. It helps to reduce the amount of plaque mass in your mouth at any one time. Your best bet is a rinse that contains chlorhexidine. Since such products are only available by prescription, you should ask your dentist whether one would be right for you. Some over-the-counter rinses such as Listerine has been shown to be effective in preventing plaque buildup, but they don’t work as well as those with chlorhexidine.

medications that can stain teeth

Dentist, Gurgaon
medications that can stain teeth
Medications that can stain teeth

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

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