Silver sulfadiazine is a topical antibiotic used on second- and third-degree burns. The cream is kept applied to the burned skin at all times, for the duration of the healing period or until a graft is applied. It prevents the growth of a wide array of bacteria, as well as yeast, on the damaged skin. Silver sulfadiazine is typically delivered in a 1% solution suspended in a water-soluble base. The chemical itself is poorly soluble, and has only very limited penetration through the skin. ...

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... SILVER SULFADIAZINE (Silvadene®) is an antibiotic. As a cream it is used on the skin for second- or third-degree burns to prevent or treat serious infection. Generic silver sulfadiazine cream is available. ...
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Silvadene is a sulfa derivative drug which is occasionally prescribed as a t ...
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