Mafenide is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Mafenide topical (for the skin) is used to prevent infection in severe burn wounds.

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  • Sulfamylon
  • Less common
    Itching
    skin rash or redness
    swelling of face or skin
    wheezing or troubled breathing
    Rare
    Bleeding or oozing of skin
    drowsiness
    fast, deep breathing
    nausea
    Incidence unknown
    Black, tarry stools
    chest pain
    chills
    cough or hoarseness
    dark urine
    dizziness
    fever
    fluid-filled skin blisters
    light-colored stools
    lower back or side pain
    numbness to feet, hands and around mouth
    painful or difficult urination
    rapid shallow breathing
    sensitivity to the sun
    shortness of breath
    skin thinness
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
    swollen glands
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    yellow eyes or skin
    Some of the side effects that can occur with mafenide topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Pain or burning feeling on treated area(s)
    Incidence unknown
    Blisters
    flushing
    raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat
    redness of skin
    skin rash
    softening of the skin
    swelling
    unusually warm skin
  • (topical cream, topical powder for reconstitution, compounding powder)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.