Generic name: silver nitrate topical (SIL ver NYE trate TOP ik al)
Dosage forms: topical ointment (10%); topical solution (0.5%; 10%; 25%; 50%); topical stick (-)
Drug class: Antiseptic and germicides
Silver nitrate is a natural compound that is used as an antiinfective agent.
Silver nitrate topical (for use on the skin) is used to cauterize infected tissues around a skin wound. Silver nitrate can also help create a scab to help stop bleeding from a minor skin wound.
Silver nitrate is also used to help remove warts or skin tags. Silver nitrate topical is not for use in treating genital warts.
Silver nitrate topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Side effects :-
Common side effects may include:
- mild burning or cold sensation where the medicine is applied.