Furazolidone - Drug Information

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General Information on Furazolidone

Generic Name : Furazolidone

Pronunciation : fu-ra-zol-I-done

Latest prescription information about Furazolidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Anti- Infectives

Why is Furazolidone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for giardiasis and cholera.  It works by killing the bacteria and protozoa.

When should Furazolidone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Furazolidone?

Adults: 100mg 3-4 times. Children: 5mg/kg daily in 4 divided doses.

How should Furazolidone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Furazolidone?

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women, patients with history of G6PD deficiency (genetic disorder).

What are the side effects of Furazolidone?

Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, uneasiness, rash, fever, joint pain, brown urine and anemia.

What are the other precautions for Furazolidone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Furazolidone?

Store it at room temperature.

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murari1965 

what is dependal m tablet for, my wife was suffering from cramps in stomach and loose motions and also blood was coming from motions. after giving medicine her motions have stopped from last 2 day.
please advise shall we continue or not?

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