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Nitrofurazone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Nitrofurazone

India : 

International : 

Furacin
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Why is Nitrofurazone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for infected burns. It works by killing bacteria.
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When should Nitrofurazone not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

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 for Nitrofurazone?

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



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