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General Information on Mafenide Acetate

Generic Name : Mafenide Acetate

Pronunciation : MA-fe-NIDE

Latest prescription information about Mafenide Acetate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Topical Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mafenide Acetate

International- Sulfamylon.

Why is Mafenide Acetate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an topical antibacterial agent, prescribed for second- and third- degree bums.  

When should Mafenide Acetate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Mafenide Acetate?

Topical- Apply a thin layer over the affected area once or twice a day, as directed by your physician.

How should Mafenide Acetate be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mafenide Acetate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, kidney impairment, breathing problems (eg, asthma), who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes or mouth.

It may be harmful if swallowed.

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this cream.

What are the side effects of Mafenide Acetate?

   Skin : Pain on application or a burning sensation.
   Allergic : Rash, itching, facial swelling, hive, blisters, redness, and eosinophilia.
   Respiratory : Fast breathing, decrease in arterial PCO2.
   Metabolic : Acidosis, increase in serum chloride.

What are the other precautions for Mafenide Acetate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Mafenide Acetate?

Store it in room temperature.

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