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Grafco Silver Nitrate

Generic name: silver nitrate topical [SIL-ver-NYE-trate-TOP-ik-al]
Drug class: antiseptics and germicides

What is Grafco Silver Nitrate?

Silver nitrate is an anti-infective compound.Grafco Silber Nitrate is used on the skin to cauterise tissues infected around a wound. Silver nitrate is also used to create a scab that will stop the bleeding of a minor wound.Silver nitrate can also be used to remove warts and skin tags. Grafco Silver Nitrate should not be used to treat genital warts.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Grafco Silver Nitrate.

Side effects of Grafco Silver Nitrate

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing or swelling to lips, face, tongue or throat. Seek medical assistance immediately!The skin may become grey-black or blue-black after repeated applications of silver nitrate. The silver component in Grafco Silver Nitrate is responsible for this discoloration, which is not harmful. Silver nitrate may cause skin irritation. You should read all instructions and know how to neutralise the medication quickly if you use this medicine at home.

Side effects of Grafco Silver Nitrate include:

  • The medicine may cause a mild burning or chilling sensation.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contact the FDA by dialing 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report side effects.


Please read and follow all instructions listed on your medication's label or package carefully before beginning taking it. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, allergies, and medicines.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to silver nitrate, do not use it.

Consult your doctor before using Grafco Silver Nitrate while pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to take Grafco Silver Nitrate?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all instructions on the label. Follow the instructions on your prescription label. Grafco Silver Nitrate should only be used for a short time.Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin.Silver nitrate sticks are used to treat wounds, whereas silver nitrate ointment or solution is used for warts and skin tags. Avoid using silver nitrate products to remove skin tags or warts on wounds or cuts.Grafco Silver Nitrate may be prescribed in a clinic or hospital setting. You should carefully read any instructions for use that come with the medicine if you are using it at home. If the instructions don't make sense to you, consult your pharmacist or doctor immediately.Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider for cleaning and caring for your skin wound.If you have a skin injury, it is important to keep sterile water or 0.9% saline on hand.Grafco Silver Nitrate may cause irritation or injury to healthy skin. Wear latex or nitrile gloves whenever you are handling or applying the medicine. Wear gloves when cleaning and preparing the wound for treatment.Only apply the silver nitrate stick to the skin wound. You can apply petroleum jelly around the wound to protect healthy skin. Apply a generous amount (0.9% saline) to the skin treated with the silver nitrate stick. Rinse the area thoroughly.Silver nitrate is also a fabric deteriorator. Avoid getting this medication on your clothing or linens.Store away from moisture, heat, and light at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you miss a dosage, call your doctor to get instructions.

What happens if I overdose?

If anyone accidentally swallowed the medicine or inhaled it, seek emergency medical care or call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.Grafco Silver Nitrate can be used according to the instructions without causing an overdose.

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting this medicine into your eyes or mouth. Rinse with water if you do.Avoid inhaling any medicine.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all medications you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.