Nitrofurazone - Drug Information

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General Information on Nitrofurazone

Generic Name : Nitrofurazone

Pronunciation : Nii-trow-few-ra-zone

Latest prescription information about Nitrofurazone. 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 : Y56 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nitrofurazone

India : 

International : 

Furacin

Why is Nitrofurazone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for infected burns. It works by killing bacteria.

When should Nitrofurazone 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 Nitrofurazone?

Topical- Apply once daily as directed by your physician.

How should Nitrofurazone be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitrofurazone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Nitrofurazone?

   Less Common : Rash, itching, and swelling.

What are the other precautions for Nitrofurazone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nitrofurazone?

Store it at room temperature (20-25C).

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