Mafenide treats infections associated with severe burns. You may experience a minor skin reaction where you apply Mafenide.

Mafenide Genetic Information

G6PD is an enzyme in your body that is responsible for helping red blood cells to work properly. Some patients are born with less of this enzyme in their bodies, leading to the destruction of red blood cells. When mafenide is used in patients with G6PD deficiency, they have a higher chance of experiencing hemolytic anemia (a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells to deliver oxygen to your tissues).

G6PD testing may be done to determine whether you are at a higher risk of experiencing hemolytic anemia if you are to be treated with mafenide.

Patient Ratings for Mafenide

How was your experience with Mafenide?

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What are you taking Mafenide for?

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Septicemia
  • Wound Infection

How long have you been taking it?

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  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
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  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

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Uses of Mafenide


Mafenide is used in the treatment of:

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Wound Infection

Mafenide is used in the prevention of:

  • Septicemia

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Mafenide Brand Names

Mafenide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Mafenide Interactions

This is not a complete list of Mafenidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Forms of Medication

Mafenide is available in the following forms:

  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Solution