Sulfamylon is used in the treatment and prevention of certain bacterial and fungal infection in a patient with severe burns.
Sulfamylon is a cream which works by preventing the growth of bacteria and fungus. It is available in a form of cream and powder for solution and suspension, only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
If you are about to start Sulfamylon, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Before starting, your doctor should be informed about following condition such as:
Allergy: Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to food, preservatives, dyes and animal or had any previous allergic reaction which occurred while using this drug before.
Children: There are no adequate studies done which prove Mafenide harmful effects in children. It should not be used in premature and newborn infants up to 2 months of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Elderly: This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problems than it does in younger adults.
Pregnancy: It is a category C drug. Studies show harmful effects on an unborn baby. It should not be used in pregnancy. Discuss Mafenide’s benefits and potential risk factors with your doctor while using it in pregnancy.
Breast Feeding: There are no adequate studies which prove that Mafenide passes into breast milk. It should not be used while breastfeeding. If you are using Mafenide while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Drug interaction: Mafenide interacts with many drugs. It should not be used with several drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicine which you are taking as he/she may change the dosage or drug. Methenamine is one of the drugs which should not be used with Mafenide.
Other Medical Conditions Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Metabolic acidosis: Mafenide increases the risk of metabolic acidosis.
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