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Furazolidone is the strongest antimicrobial and anti-protozoan remedy. It is active relating gram-negative (Shigella, Salmonella) and some others gram-positive microorganism ( Trichomonas, Giardia ). It is well taken by the organism and has quick pharmacologic action; with it resistance to the drug develops is slow that guarantee high effectiveness of treatment.
Furazolidone is used for treatment of: infectious diseases of gastrointestinal tract organs, urinary system, and also skin layers. Particularly, such diseases include: dysentery, typhoid, paratyphoid, enterocolitis, giardiasis, diarrhea, an infectious etiology, vaginitis, urethritis, cystitis, Trichomonas infection, infected skin wounds and burns.
Mechanism of drug action goes by the way of violating cell breathing processes of microorganism and also others biochemical processes which are required for their growth and development. As a result, influence of drugs active particles on microbes, occurs destroying of their shell. After few days of drug usage, microorganisms produce fewer toxins and symptoms of disease are reduced significantly.
Way of usage and dosage of Furazolidone depend on form of disease, type of its severity and also type of microorganisms takes its part either. For identifying accurate diagnosis, consult with a doctor who will prescribe you all required laboratory tests.
It is required to use Furazolidone inside, after eating, drinking by full glass of water.
Average dose is 100-150mg 3-4 times a day.
Duration of therapy course depends on sensitivity of microorganism on medication.
Usually, patients are prescribed 1-2 week course treatment.
Furazolidone is categorically contradicted for use with hyper-sensitivity of patients on drugs included in group of nitrofurans.
Use drug very carefully in case of: chronic kidney failure, in case of liver and central nervous system diseases.
In pregnancy period is recommended to refuse the use of this drug.
In case of drug usage in period of breast-feeding, it is required to transfer baby on synthetic feeding.
This drug is contradicted for children till age of 1.
It is not recommended to combine this drug with antidepressants and ethanol.
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