How to Use Flamazine™

Flamazine cream for burns

What is Flamazine™?

FLAMAZINE™ is a topical antibacterial cream with an active ingredient which belongs to the group of antibiotic medicines called sulphonamides.

Flamazine™ contains Silver Sulfadiazine.

What is it used for?

FLAMAZINE™ is used to prevent infection in severe burns and might be used to help removing burnt dead tissue. 

It is soothing when applied and has proven activity against a broad range of organisms including both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and some viruses and fungi

Don’t use Flamazine™:

  • If the tube is expired or has been opened for more than 7 days.
  • If you are allergic to Silver Sulfadiazine or any other of the ingredients in Flamazine.
  • In children <1 month old.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • If you suffer from: Glucose-6- phosphate deficient, low white cell count, problem with your liver or kidneys
  • Use Flamazine™ in or near the eyes.
  • Give Flamazine™ to anyone else, even if they have similar problems to yours.

How to use Flamazine™?

Remember to take analgesia before changing your dressings

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Remove the previous dressing/bandages.
  3. Mix 5mls (teaspoon) of the antiseptic soap provided spoonful into 200mls (about ½ a pint) of tap water. You can soak the affected area if possible.
  4. Clean with the gauze provided using a wiping motion to ensure the old cream is removed.
  5. Dry gently with a clean towel.
  6. Reapply cream generously (3-5mm thick) and cover.
  7. Renew every 24 hours unless instructed otherwise.

* If you using Flamazine™ on the genitalia reapply every time you go to the toilet/change nappy.

How long should I use it for?

The Burns team will advise you when to stop using Flamazine™. If in doubt contact the Burns Team

Stop using Flamazine™:

If you experience any of the following:

  • Increased pain, burning or itching
  • Nausea, vomiting or diahorrea
  • Skin reactions or rashes.

Please contact the Burns Team or attend the Emergency Department if unwell.


Keep Flamazine™ in cool place and out of the reach of children.

Any doubts?

If you have any doubts, concerns or questions about how to use Flamazine™, please contact the burn team.

Adult: 020 3315 2500

Children: 020 3315 3707

Please discuss with the burns team if you are not happy to change the dressing yourself.


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