What is Furoxone (Furazolidone) used for?
Furoxone (Furazolidone) is prescribed to patients suffering from bacterial and protozoal infections. This drug works by fighting and killing bacteria and protozoa that cause infections. Certain types of protozoa are parasites which cause a variety of infections in the body. Infections this drug treats include cholera, diarrhea and colitis, occurring as a result of bacteria. It also treats giardiasis.
How should I use Furoxone (Furazolidone)?
Furoxone (Furazolidone) tablets should be taken by mouth. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take 100mg 4 times per day, usually for a period of 5 to 10 days. However, the dosage is not the same for all patients, and your physician will decide the correct dosage required to treat your condition. Always follow the instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Furoxone (Furazolidone)?
Some side effects of Furoxone (Furazolidone) may occur. Consult your physician if you notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Furoxone (Furazolidone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.