|Adverse reactions and side
NOTE: all such reactions
effects are rare but may include induction of hemolysis in patients
with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (favism). There
can be a transient leukopenia in some patients. Occasional cases
of fungal infection of eschar (scar tissue associated with burns)
have been seen.
In cases of extensive burns
the levels of sulfonamide absorbed by the body can reach therapeutic
levels. This can lead to adverse reactions including dyscrasias
(abnormalities in the formation of blood cells), skin and allergic
reactions, gastrointestinal, liver, neurological and kidney problems.
NOTE: The silver ion
is not insoluble and it has been found that it can be mobilized
by plasma proteins. Monitoring of the body's silver body burden
may be necessary.