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.
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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:
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:
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