What makes Furazolidone?

Furazolidone is an antibacterial drug that belongs to the nitrofuran group. Let's talk more about what it helps and how to take it.

"Furazolidone": indications for use

"Furazolidone" is prescribed for the treatment of infectious diseases of the urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract or skin. In particular, it is effective in:

  • paratyphoid;
  • enterocolitis;
  • typhus;
  • giardiasis;
  • diarrhea infectious etiology;
  • bacillary dysentery.

You can also take "Furazolidone" for food poisoning, vaginitis, urethritis, pyelitis and cystitis. It is often used to treat patients with infected burns and wounds.

How to take "Furazolidone": dosage

Furazolidone is taken orally. The tablet must be swallowed whole, it should not be chewed and crushed, it is permissible to drink a small amount of water. "Furazolidone" is taken after meals.

It is important when using this drug to comply with the dosage:

  • Paratyphoid, food toxicoinfection, dysentery - 2-3 tablets 4 times a day. The course of treatment is from 5 to 10 days.
  • Giardiasis, trichomonas urethritis - 2 tablets 4 times a day. The course of treatment is 3 days.
  • Trichomonas colpit - 2 tablets 3 times a day. The course of treatment is 1-2 weeks.

These dosages are for adults. When using "Furazolidone" for the treatment of children, it is necessary to give the drug in an amount of 10 mg per 1 kg of body weight per day. The duration of its reception should not exceed 10 days.

If "Furazolidone" is used to treat infected burns and wounds, then a solution should be made, the concentration of which should be as follows: 1: 25000. Compresses are made with this solution.

It is strongly recommended to consult with your doctor before you start taking "Furazolidone", because a specialist will be able to adjust the dosage and correctly draw up a course of taking the medicine.

Contraindications and side effects

Apply "Furazolidone" can not in the following cases:

  • infants under the age of 1 month;
  • lactose deficiency;
  • CNS diseases;
  • idiosyncrasy to the main components of the drug;

It is important to note that "Furazolidone" has a number of side effects:

  • skin rash;
  • angioedema;
  • nausea and gagging;
  • anorexia;
  • shortness of breath;
  • coughing;
  • hemolytic anemia (with prolonged use).

To reduce the likelihood of side effects, you should drink this drug with vitamins of group B. In case they do show up, you must stop taking this medication and contact a specialist.

"Furazolidone" during pregnancy

The use of "Furazolidone" during pregnancy is not recommended, since it carries potential risks to the fetus. If the doctor still prescribed such a drug, then it should be taken in strict compliance with the dosages. You should not drink it during the feeding period, since “Furazolidone” can cause hemolytic anemia in your baby.