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Furacin 0.2% W/W Ointment

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Nitrofurazone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Furacin 0.2% W/W Ointment is a bactericidal, which is used to treat infectious burns. It is also prescribed for the treatment of ulcers and skin infections. It is available as an ointment, cream and as a solution. Consult a doctor before using this medication and let him know of:

  • If you have any allergies (towards food items, medicines or supplement)
  • If you are taking any prescription or over the counter drug
  • If you have a history of kidney disease
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Side effects of Furacin 0.2% W/W Ointment include Itching, rash and swelling. Call your doctor if symptoms persist. This medicine can be applied directly over the burn. It is for external use only.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Furacin 0.2% W/W Ointment , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Furacin 0.2% W/W Ointment An antibacterial agent used topically, the precise mechanism of action of this drug is not known. It blocks many bacterial enzymes, specifically those that cause aerobic and anaerobic debasement of glucose and pyruvate.

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