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Saphrine 1%/0.2% Cream

Manufacturer: Group Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Sulfadiazine, Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Saphrine 1%/0.2% 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.

Saphrine 1%/0.2% 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 Saphrine 1%/0.2% 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

  • 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 Saphrine 1%/0.2% Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Saphrine 1%/0.2% 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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