Silver sulfadiazine is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria and fungus on the skin. Silver sulfadiazine topical (for the skin) is used to treat or prevent infections on areas of burned skin. Silver sulfadiazine topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Silvadene is an antimicrobial agent belonging to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics. SilvadeneSilvadene is an antimicrobial agent belonging to a class of drugs known as sulfa antibiotics. Silvadene is used in treating people with serious burns to prevent bacterial infection. Silvadene works by stopping the growth of bacteria, which could infect an open wound. It has activity against a wide range of bacteria and yeast and is applied on the affected part of the skin topically.