mafenide acetate cream - topical, Sulfamylon (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Wash hands before and after using this medication. Use this medication on the skin only. After cleaning the affected area, apply this medication to the wound while wearing a clean pair of medical gloves (e.g., latex, vinyl), usually once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor. The layer of cream should be about one-sixteenth of an inch (1 to 2 millimeters) thick. The wound should be covered with this medication at all times. Bandages do not need to be used to cover the wound. If some of the cream rubs off the wound, re-apply it immediately. Length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Do not stop using this medication until told to do so by your doctor.If possible, bathe at least once a day to help remove the dead skin from the wound to allow healing to occur. Be sure to re-apply this medication after bathing.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you notice increasing redness/tenderness of the skin around the wound.
SIDE EFFECTS: Pain, burning, or redness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blisters, bleeding, fast breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, change in alertness, shaking (tremors), seizures.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: weakness, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, arm/leg/back pain, fast heartbeat.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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