Information about Furazolidone

Furazolidone Uses

Furazolidone is used in the treatment of diarrhea. It treats diarrhea caused by giardia infection.

How Furazolidone works

Furazolidone is an antibiotic. It works by suppressing bacterial enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism, thereby reducing the available energy for vital cellular functions. This stops bacterial growth and treats stomach and intestinal infections.

Common side effects of Furazolidone

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach pain
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Expert advice for Furazolidone

  • Furazolidone is used for the treatment of diarrhea caused by giardia infection.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • It is not as bitter as some of the other medicines used for the treatment of giardiasis.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking and till 4 days after taking this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Furazolidone


Q. Is Furazolidone used for all kinds of diarrhea?

No, Furazolidone is only used to treat diarrhea caused by bacteria or protozoa.

Q. Can the use of Furazolidone cause stomach upset?

Yes, Furazolidone can cause stomach upset. You can take it with food or after food to minimize the stomach upset.


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