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.
Although Fuzone 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.