MAFENIDE is a Schedule H drug.
Mafenide is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.Mafenide topical (for the skin) is used to prevent infection in severe burn wounds.Mafenide treats infections associated with severe burns. You may experience a minor skin reaction where you apply Mafenide.This medication is used alone or with other medications to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with severe burns.


MAFENIDE is generally used to treat: Bacterial Infection, Sunburn, Septicemia

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 3month

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Topical (Local Application)


  • Follow all directions on your medicine label and package.You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to mafenide.
  • Your doctor will determine the correct amount and type of mafenide to use.
  • You will receive this medication in a hospital or burn unit setting.
  • Mafenide cream is usually applied to the burn wound once or twice a day. The wound should be kept covered with this medicine at all times during treatment.Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or lung or breathing problems, blood disorders, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.
  • If your skin infection or burn does not improve within a few days or if your more serious burns or burns over larger areas do not improve within a few weeks, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Symptoms of Overdosage

MAFENIDE over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing

Common Side-Effects

MAFENIDE : Skin Rash, Face Swelling, Wheezing, Difficulty Breathing, Body Burning Sensation

Serious Side-Effects

MAFENIDE : Diarrhoea, Rapid Breathing, Head Headache, Abdomen Pain

Rare Side-Effects

MAFENIDE : Drowsiness, Nausea

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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