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Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm
Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm
Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm
Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm
Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

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Silver Nitrate(0.2 %)
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Medical Description

Silverex Ionic Gel contains a medicine known as Silver nitrate. It acts as an anti-infective agent. It is useful in treating skin conditions like burns, wound, stitches and corns. Silverex ionic gel works by killing the bacteria by precipitating the protein constituents and burns the infected tissues around a skin wound. It also helps in contracting the skin cells and sometimes acts as a barrier to stop bleeding from minor wounds. Be careful when using this gel as it can burn the healthy skin; thus, it should be applied only on the affected area with the help of an applicator or by putting gloves on. The area should be confined as it may damage the normal skin. Silverex ionic gel can produce side effects like burning or pigmentation of the skin.
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Uses of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

Silverex Ionic Gel is useful in treating conditions like infections in burns, wounds, skin tags, corns and stitches.

Contraindications of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Do not use this medicine for a prolonged duration.

Side effects of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Redness & swelling
  • Rashes and hives
  • Staining or pigmentation of the skin

Precautions and Warnings of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm


Can I apply Silverex Ionic Gel during pregnancy?
Silverex ionic gel should not be used during pregnancy, as there is limited information about its safety in human pregnancy. Your doctor may give you this medicine only if it is needed and advantage overweighs the risk. Avoid using it to larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply Silverex Ionic Gel while breastfeeding?
Because of limited data available on safety in breastfeeding mothers, it is advisable to consult your doctor before the use of Silverex ionic gel. If you are using this gel on the breast, be cautious as there are chances of fetal ingestion of the medicine, which may adversely affect the baby. Avoid applying it to a larger skin area for a prolonged duration.


Can I drive if I have applied Silverex Ionic Gel?
It is not expected that Silverex ionic gel will affect your ability to drive, but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Silverex Ionic Gel?
There is limited information about the effects of Silverex ionic gel on alcohol, but you should avoid taking alcohol in excessive amount.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a thin, delicate skin or applying to a newborn baby, as it should be used cautiously.
  • Do not apply on skin for longer periods as this medicine can produce pigmentation and staining of the skin.
  • It may produce burns if you misuse it and can damage healthy skin.
  • You accidentally swallow the gel, consult your doctor immediately and do not induce vomiting on your own.
  • Keep it away from areas near mouth, nose and eyes, as there are chances of burning.
  • If you happen to apply excess gel wash it away with water or wipe it off.

Mode of Action of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

How Does It Work?

Silver nitrate contains free silver ions. These silver ions make bacterial proteins to stick with one another and precipitate them. Silver nitrate also damages the bacterial cell wall and membrane and thus inhibits the growth of bacteria. It also promotes healing of the wound.
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Directions for Use of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

  • It would be best if you used Silverex ionic gel as directed by your doctor and only to external skin.
  • Wash your hands and put on gloves before applying it. If possible, use an applicator with the doctor's advice.
  • Clean the wound or infected part with a wound cleanser or sterile saline.
  • It is a highly corrosive material, so it should be used with caution to prevent damage to healthy skin.
  • Apply it only on the desired area and using a suitable barrier or covering it as per doctor's advice.
  • Wash your hands after using this gel unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

Interactions with other medicines

Since Silverex ionic gel is to be used externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions, especially if you take medicines for heart problems like nitrates. Silverex gel might interact with some topical medicines like Collagenase, Papain, Sodium sulfacetamide, Sulfacetamide and trypsin. So you should inform your doctor if you are using any of these or any other topical medicine.
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Storage and disposal of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm

  • Store Silverex ionic gel 20 gm in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.
  • You should not use this medicine expired medicine and discard any unused portion properly.
  • Do not flush this gel in the toilet or pour them into the drain.

Dosage of Silverex Ionic Gel 20gm


As Silverex ionic gel is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied extra quantities of it wipe out the excess of the medicine with tissue or cotton.
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Missed a Dose

Missing an application may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed applying Silverex ionic gel, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over apply to compensate for the missed application.
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is Silverex ionic gel?

A: Silverex ionic gel contains silver nitrate, which is an anti-infective agent and useful in treating skin conditions such as burns, wounds and skin tags. It is also useful in treating corns (thickening of the skin).

Q: How is Silverex ionic gel beneficial?

A: Silver nitrate enhances wound healing. By contracting skin cells, it is useful in treating corns. It also damages the bacterial cell wall and membrane by interfering with their metabolic process and eventually kills them.

Q: Is Silverex ionic gel habit-forming?

A: No, Silverex ionic gel is not habit-forming.

Q: Is it safe to apply Silverex ionic gel on healthy skin?

A: No, Silver nitrate gel is a caustic agent, so it damages the normal skin. If you use it in a larger area or for a prolonged time, it may produce blackening of the skin. There are reports of chemical burns with this medicine.

Q: Should I tell my doctor about other medicine which I am using while on treatment with Silverex ionic gel 20 gm?

A: As Silverex ionic gel is to be applied to an affected area on the skin, there are little chances of a drug interaction. It is still advisable to tell your doctor about all the other medication you use.

Q: How to apply Silverex ionic gel?

A: It would help if you washed your hands properly. There are chances of infection if you touch the affected area with bare hands. If possible, use the applicator. You should apply to the affected area and not on healthy skin. If possible confined medicine to the affected area only and apply any barrier on it as per doctor's advice.

Q: What if I accidentally consume Silverex ionic gel?

A: Do not panic and rush to a nearby hospital. Do not try to expel the medicine by inducing vomiting.

Q: What if my eyes come in contact with Silverex ionic gel?

A: Wash your eyes immediately with plenty of water. Take rest for 10-15 minutes. If you still feel the burning sensation, rush to the nearest hospital.

Q: Are there chances of allergy with the use of Silverex ionic gel?

A: Yes, there are chances of allergic reactions from mild rashes to severe hypersensitivity (rashes, itching, breathing difficulty, swelling of lips and tongue). If you experience the symptoms of severe allergy, immediately go to a nearby hospital. If you are having a history of allergy with any medicine, tell your doctor about that beforehand.

Q: Can I store Silverex ionic gel in a freezer?

A: No, it would be best if you did not keep it in a freezer. You have to keep it in a cool and dry place with a temperature below 25°C.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:57 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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