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Furazolidone is an antibacterial and monoamine oxidase inhibitor that is prescribed for the treatment of diarrhea or enteritis caused by bacteria. It is also used for the treatment of typhoid fever, cholera and salmonella infections. Furazolidone is an oral medication, sometimes prescribed along with other medication fights bacteria inside intestinal tract.

Headache, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or weakness are some of the common side effects seen with use of Furazolidone. An allergic reaction to this medicine might cause rash, itching, fever, muscle aches, flushing and even breathing trouble. Seek immediate medical attention if any side effect persists.

Before using this medicine consult a doctor in case you have allergies to any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before he prescribes you this medicine. Furazolidone is ill-advised for infants up to 1 month of age. Avoid drinking alcohol when using this medicine. Certain food items like avocado can also cause problems when consumed along with this medication. Consult your doctor for the same.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is prescribed for the following conditions:

  • Bacterial Infections

Common side effects of this medicine include:

  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Dry Mouth

  • Metallic Taste

  • Dark Yellow To Brown Discoloration Of Urine

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Ronifur s 75 mg/200 mg syrup may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions .
  • 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.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Furazolidone as ingredient

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This medication works by binding and creating cross-links in bacterial DNA which prevents its proper functioning. This creates mutations in the bacterial codons causing the formation of unnatural proteins resulting in bacterial cell death.

Ques: What is Furazolidone?

Ans: This medication contains Furazolidone as active ingredient in it. Furazolidone is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (anti-bacterial) and is prescribed to treat infection caused by bacteria.

Ques: How long do I need to use Furazolidone before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Furazolidone?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Furazolidone empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Furazolidone?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Furazolidone
What are the uses of Furazolidone
What are the contraindications of Furazolidone ?
What are the side effects of Furazolidone ?
Key highlights of Furazolidone
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Furazolidone
How does this medication work?
FAQs about Furazolidone