Proper Use

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To use:

  • Before applying this medicine, cleanse the affected area(s). Remove dead or burned skin and other debris.
  • Wear a sterile glove to apply this medicine. For the topical creak, apply a thin layer (about 1/16 inch) of mafenide to the affected area(s). For the topical solution, the solution is applied to the dressing covering the affected area(s). Keep the affected area(s) covered with the medicine at all times.
  • If this medicine is rubbed off the affected area(s) by moving around or if it is washed off during bathing, showering, or the use of a whirlpool bath, reapply the medicine.
  • After this medicine has been applied, the treated area(s) may be covered with a dressing or left uncovered as desired.

To help clear up your skin and/or burn infection completely, keep using mafenide for the full time of treatment. You should keep using this medicine until the burn area has healed or is ready for skin grafting. Do not miss any doses.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (cream):
    • For bacterial or fungus infection:
      • Adults and children 2 months of age and over—Use one or two times a day.
      • Infants and children up to 2 months of age—Use is not recommended.
  • For topical dosage form (solution):
    • For bacterial or fungus infection:
      • Adults and children 3 months of age and over—Use every 4 to 8 hours each day as needed to keep the dressing wet.
      • Infants and children up to 3 months of age—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.