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What is mafenide?

Mafenide is a prescription antibiotic that prevents infection of burn wounds by reducing the amount of bacteria in damaged tissue, and helping tissue to heal more quickly. Mafenide, which comes in both cream and solution forms, is applied directly to the skin. It is available under the brand name Sulfamylon.

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