What is Silvadene?
Silver sulfadiazine (INN, or silvadene) is a topical sulfonamide/silver Tentative evidence has found that silver sulfadiazine may increase healing times – wounds may take longer to heal if treated with this drug, so it is not recommended by the authors of a Cochrane review.
Silver sulfadiazine is typically delivered in a 1% cream or aqueous suspension. Brand names include 'Silvadene (a genericized trademark), Silverex, Silverol, Silvazine, Flamazine, Thermazene, BurnHeal, and SSD.
It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.