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Old 02-18-2010, 04:16 AM
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Does anyone know how long this will store for? Or what the shelf life is for it? I searched the web and couldn't find anything about it's shelf life.
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I'm surprised that there is no expiration date on the on the jar.... Correct?
This is a high end burn cream. I have used this on isolated burn patients.
According to one website, the shelf life is 36 months from the date of manufacture. Google Silvadene shelf life.
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I'm surprised that there is no expiration date on the on the jar.... Correct?
This is a high end burn cream. I have used this on isolated burn patients.
According to one website, the shelf life is 36 months from the date of manufacture. Google Silvadene shelf life.
I know what it is, I have used it on burns before. There is no expiration date on the ones that I have, and I really don't go by expiration dates to much. Their made by Kendall. I have had them in storage for 9 years now and was just wondering if they are still good?
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Be careful. Quite a few people have allergies to sulfa drugs.
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I don't know. I would hate to discard it but 9 years is a long time. If it were mine I don't think I would use it. It might not be as effective and end up with an infection at the burn site. I know I hate to discard quality items and I'm sure is expensive to replace these days. I hate it when that happens.
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I generally replace mine every 3-4 years. I just don't like taking the chance, especially if it was opened. I did come across a small jar that was dated from 7 years ago. I had forgotten about it because it wasn't in my usual place I keep things. But, surprisingly it looked fine. No separation or discoloration or anything. Being as frugal as I tend to be, I still haven't parted with it. It sits properly marked on my shelf. :/

I know it's expensive and only available with prescription, but...I continue to rotate my stock out. I am still searching to see if I can find something official for you, though. I'll post it here if I find anything.
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I used some this summer that was 5 years old and it was still good.I use it on bad sunburn and it just disappears. The stuff is absolutly incredible for burns. I know a pharmacist that said he worked on the original product when he was in the military back in the day.I dont know if he was BSing me or not . I tend to believe him as he is a real down to earth guy that knows a ton of stuff. The first time I used it I had frying oil all over my hand when I was deep frying fish outside and had family with small children over so i was putting it up on a high shelf away from the little ones and the cord got caught and tipped the fryer. I thought I was going to have a ugly looking hand for the rest of my life and the cream worked so good you cant tell I was burned.It is like a miracle drug I am amazed.

I used to keep some in my work vehicle for burns and noticed when it was hot over 95 degrees it would seperate some but I mixed it back up and it seems to be fine. I keep a jar in a cool spot at home for serious burns.Next time I go to the Pharmacy I will ask and next time I go to the Doc I think I will ask for another refill.
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amazon.com/Thermazene-Silver-Sulfadiazine-Cream-grams/dp/B0008KLQNM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Depending on how much you own it might be time to replace it this 10gram is only 10 bucks. There is a 400gram for 45
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I've got a jar I got when I was released from the burn unit almost 20 years ago and it is still good. It's colloidal silver in it that is the main active ingredient and that being a metal never goes bad.
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