- It is used to treat burns.
- If you have an allergy to mafenide or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may happen.
- Have your blood work checked. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- If you are allergic to sulfites, talk with your doctor. Some products have sulfites.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Trouble breathing.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Fast breathing.
- A very bad and sometimes deadly type of anemia called hemolytic anemia has happened with this drug. Call your doctor right away if you have pale skin, dizziness, fever or chills, very bad back or belly pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, or you feel very tired or weak.
- Short-term pain after use.
- Skin irritation.
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Keep using this drug as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean every day.
- Wear special gloves while putting this drug on.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Put on 1 or 2 times a day or as you have been told by the doctor.
- Always keep the burned part covered with cream.
- The treated part may be covered with a dressing.
- Mix powder with sterile water or sodium chloride until it melts.
- Put liquid on the gauze covering the burn.
- Put liquid on every 4 to 8 hours or as you have been told by the doctor to keep the gauze wet.
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Store liquid in a closed container.
- Throw away any part of the opened liquid container not used after 48 hours.
- Throw away any part of the unopened liquid container not used after 28 days.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.