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Sulfamylon

Mafenide

MAFENIDE is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used on the skin for second or third degree burns. It helps to prevent or treat serious infection. Compare sulfa antibiotics.
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Sulfamylon Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition does not begin to get better within 3 to 5 days.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

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 side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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