Silvadene is supplied as a cream and not as an ointment in the United States. Its generic name is silver sulfadiazine. It is indicated as an adjunct to the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with second- and third-degree burns. This medication has broad antimicrobial activity against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and yeast. References 1. Silvadene. Package insert. URL: . Accessed 10/14/2017.