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Silver Sulfadiazine

Last updated on 12/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Silver Sulfadiazine



DRUG CLASS: Antibiotics

SUB CLASS: Sulfonamides

USED FOR: Burns, Wound healing


What is Silver Sulfadiazine for?

Silver Sulfadiazine belongs to a class of medications called sulfonamides. It kills a wide variety of bacteria and some yeasts by interrupting the integrity of cell walls and cell membranes. It is used to prevent and treat infections of second- and third-degree burns.

How to use it?

Silver Sulfadiazine is available as a cream that may be applied to the skin. Apply a 3-5 mm layer cream over the burn wound or affected area once or twice a day until the injury site heals. Conventional dressings may be used as necessary. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.

What are the side effects of Silver Sulphadiazine?

Common side effects of Silver Sulphadiazine include pruritus or skin irritation.

Who should not take Silver Sulphadiazine?

– People allergic to Silver Sulfadiazine or any component of the formulation.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women
– Infants under 2 months of age.

Pharmacist Tips:

Silver Sulphadiazine is intended for the skin only. Avoid exposure to the eyes.

Common dosing schedule:
Apply to the affected area once or twice daily.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Silver Sulphadiazine may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Silver Sulphadiazine in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Silver Sulphadiazine is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Silver Sulphadiazine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.