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Furazolidone + Metronidazole

Information about Furazolidone + Metronidazole

Furazolidone + Metronidazole Uses

Furazolidone+Metronidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.

How Furazolidone + Metronidazole works

Furazolidone + Metronidazole is a combination of two antibiotics: Furazolidone and Metronidazole, which treats stomach and intestine infections. Furazolidone works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Metronidazole kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Common side effects of Furazolidone + Metronidazole

Nausea, Headache, Dryness in mouth, Metallic taste, Dark yellow to brown discoloration of urine
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Expert advice for Furazolidone + Metronidazole

  • Furazolidone + Metronidazole should be taken with food at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Furazolidone + Metronidazole affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for Furazolidone + Metronidazole

Furazolidone + Metronidazole

Q. Can I stop taking Furazolidone+Metronidazole when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Furazolidone+Metronidazole and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Furazolidone+Metronidazole cause metallic taste?

Yes, Furazolidone+Metronidazole can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be lowered by chewing sugar-free gum, mints and by brushing teeth after the meals.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Furazolidone+Metronidazole?

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Furazolidone+Metronidazole and for at least 3 days after stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine may cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram-like reaction) with symptoms like stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Furazolidone+Metronidazole?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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