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Potassium Nitrate/Silver Nitrate Medicated Pad

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Apply petroleum jelly to the skin around wound to be treated.

Wash the area first before applying medicine.

Touch the medicated end of the stick to the wound.

If the medicine touches healthy skin, immediately rinse the area with 0.9% saline solution and then sterile water.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine should only be used on the skin.

Do not use on animal bites, serious burns, deep wounds, or puncture wounds without your doctor's approval.

Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.

This medicine may bleach fabric or hair.

Try not to get the medicine on normal-looking skin.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.

If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with cool water.

Do not freeze the medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.

Brand Name(s): Avoca, Styptstix

Generic Name: Potassium Nitrate/Silver Nitrate

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsens after 7 days of using this medicine.

Seek medical attention if you see any signs of a serious infection. These signs include pain, increasing redness or pus where this medicine is being used.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • itching
  • skin irritation where medicine is applied

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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