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DIAFUR PLUS TABLET

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Composition FOR DIAFUR PLUS

Furazolidone(NA),Metronidazole(NA),Dicyclomine(NA)

food interaction for DIAFUR PLUS

alcohol interaction for DIAFUR PLUS

pregnancy interaction for DIAFUR PLUS

lactation interaction for DIAFUR PLUS

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Avoid Diafur plus tablet with grapefruit juice.
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Diafur plus tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Diafur plus tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Diafur plus tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR DIAFUR PLUS

Furazolidone(NA)

Uses

Furazolidone is used in the treatment of diarrhoea

How it works

Furazolidone kills bacteria by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Hives, Joint pain, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Stomach upset, Vomiting, Weakness, Chills, Fever
Metronidazole(NA)

Uses

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections

How it works

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Dry mouth, Nausea, Skin irritation, Coating on tongue, Numbness, Loss of appetite, Fever, Itching, Furry tongue, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Dark colored urine, Skin rash, Altered taste, Urticaria, Bitter taste, Stomach upset, Tingling sensation, Mouth irritation
Dicyclomine(NA)

Uses

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome

How it works

Dicyclomine belongs to antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) class of medicines that act by relieving the smooth muscle tightening (contraction) of the gastrointestinal tract via dual action: (i) by a specific action (anticholinergic), which reduces muscle contractions and (ii) by a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine (musculotropic) leading to muscle relaxations, and decrease in contraction and pain.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Stomach pain, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Flatulence, Constipation, Nausea, Nervousness, Loss of appetite, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal bloating

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Expert advice FOR DIAFUR PLUS

  • Do not drink alcohol during and till 4 days after taking furazolidone.
  • Furazolidone should not be given to infants up to 1 month of age.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as you may feel dizzy while taking furazolidone.
  • Avoid tyramine-containing foods (meat, fish, dairy products) while using furazolidone and two weeks after medication as it may cause headache and/or increased blood pressure and could lead to a medical emergency.
  • Do not take furazolidone, if you are allergic to furazolidone or any other ingredient of drug or have known sensitivity to drugs like primaquin.
  • Avoid using furazolidone if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not take furazolidone, if you suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood pressure when standing up from sitting or lying position (orthostatic hypotension).
  • Do not take furazolidone, if you are taking drugs for Parkinsonism, diabetes, hypertension, sleep disorders or depression.

Frequently asked questions FOR DIAFUR PLUS

Furazolidone

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How does furazolidone work?
Furazolidone is believed to work by crosslinking of DNA, thereby stopping bacterial growth and killing sensitive bacteria and protozoa

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Is furazolidone an antibiotic?
Furazolidone is a nitrofuran antibiotic

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What is furazolidone is used for?
Furazolidone is used to treat diarrhea or enteritis caused by bacteria and protozoa including traveler's diarrhea,typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella infections, and giardiasis

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Is furazolidone safe and effective?
Although furazolidone is effective in drug resistant infections, it is banned in certain countries due to its side effects that may cause systemic toxicity, and are also recognized as cancer causing chemical (mutagens/carcinogens) by the US FDA. Do consult your doctor before use.

Metronidazole

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Is metronidazole safe?
Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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What is metronidazole?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic

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Is it antibiotic or pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer

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What it is used for?
It is used for infections of the dental cavity, ears, sinus, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, brain and bones

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Is metronidazole same as Flagyl?
Yes. Flagyl is a branded medicine containing metronidazole

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Does metronidazole cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections

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Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole

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Is metronidazole an OTC product?
No, metronidazole is not an OTC product

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Can metronidazole cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or irregular monthly periods?
Metronidazole may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or upset stomach. However, there is no evidence of metronidazole affecting monthly periods. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Dicyclomine

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Is Dicyclomine safe?
Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is Dicyclomine gluten free?
Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content

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Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

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Does dicyclomine help nausea?
Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.

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Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?
Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine

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Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?
Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles

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Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?
Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea

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Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?
Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps

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Does dicyclomine cause constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?
Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy

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Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?
Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect

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Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)