Mafenide topical Side Effects
Some side effects of mafenide topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to mafenide topical: topical cream, topical powder for solution, topical powder for suspension
Along with its needed effects, mafenide topical 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 while taking mafenide topical:Less common
- skin rash or redness
- swelling of face or skin
- wheezing or troubled breathing
- Bleeding or oozing of skin
- fast, deep breathing
- Black, tarry stools
- chest pain
- cough or hoarseness
- dark urine
- 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 of mafenide topical 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)
- raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat
- redness of skin
- skin rash
- softening of the skin
- unusually warm skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mafenide topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical powder for reconstitution
Dermatologic side effects most frequently reported with the use of mafenide topical have included pain or burning on application. Excoriation of new skin and bleeding have rarely occurred.
Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, itching, facial edema, swelling, hives, blisters, erythema, and eosinophilia.
Respiratory side effects have included tachypnea or hyperventilation and decreases in pCO2.
Metabolic side effects have included acidosis and increases in serum chloride.
Gastrointestinal side effects resulting from the accidental ingestion of mafenide topical have included diarrhea.
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