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Antibacterial (Single Agent)


Treats skin infections. Silvadene® cream treats and prevents the infection of serious burns.

Brand Names

Plexion Sct
Cleocin T
Neosporin Plus Maximum Strength
Neosporin Neo To Go

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients. You should not use Silvadene® cream if you have had an allergic reaction to silver sulfadiazine or other sulfa drugs. Do not use Silvadene® cream on babies less than 2 months old, or if you are pregnant and near or at term.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
Change in how much or how often you urinate.
Dark-colored urine, blood in the urine, or pale stools.
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or pain in your upper stomach.
Redness, burning, itching, or swelling in the area where the medicine is applied.
Unexplained fever, chills, cough, sore throat, and body aches.
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Change in the color of your skin where the medicine is applied.
Skin dryness.
Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.