Silvadene (Topical)

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silvadene 1% crm. for skin conditions

can silvadene cream be used for other skin conditions besides burns, such as small raised areas on top of feet and lower legs, the small areas fill like tiny raised bumps of skin. i dont remember what it is called but was told that some people get it ...
by joe in Louisville, ky., 01/19/2006

use of silvadene cream

  We use Silvadene cream in our Radiation Oncology Clinic.  The reason as I understood it was to get rid of the eschar and to prevent infection in the burn wound.  One of our patients stated that she has been putting the cream on open w...
by julie hinson in Salem, OR, 06/20/2007

Actions of silvadene

I am in a LPN nursing program. The drug book I have does not tell me the actions of silvadene, not the uses but the actions. Could you tell me the actions of this med? I know its used on burn patients but that is it. Thank You. Sincerely, Kalin
by kalin cook in WaKeeney, KS, 03/18/2006

Silvadene (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Silvadene (Topical)

Silvadene (Topical) Medication Classification


Silvadene (Topical) Brandname

SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene, Silvadene

Silvadene (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Silver Sulfadiazine (SIL-ver sul-fa-DYE-a-zeen) Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns.

When To Not Use Silvadene (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to silver sulfadiazine. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs, check with your doctor before using silver sulfadiazine.

How Should You Use Silvadene (Topical)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • Use this medicine on the skin only. Do not put in or around the eyes.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the cream.
  • Before using the cream, clean off any dead skin or scabbing from the burn wound.
  • Spread a very thin layer of the cream over the wound. You may then cover the wound with a bandage.
  • Keep the wound area clean at all times.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you forget to use the cream, put some on as soon as you remember.
  • If the cream washes off during a bath or other activity, clean the wound again and put on more cream.

Proper Silvadene (Topical) Storage

Store Silvadene (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Silvadene (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Silvadene (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Silvadene (Topical) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical problems.
  • If your burn wounds do not heal or if they become worse, call your doctor.

Silvadene (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Itchy, red, or swollen skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Skin discomfort when in sunlight
  • Changes in skin color

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