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Nitrofurazone is used to treat bacterial skin infections and also as an adjuvant therapy for second and third degree burns.

How it works

Nitrofurazone, also known as nitrofural, belongs to a class of drugs called nitrofuran antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria.

Common side effects

Rash, Itching, Swelling


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Expert advice

  • Nitrofurazone is for topical use only. Do not apply on mucous membranes such as eyes, nose, mouth and genitals.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve or it becomes worse.
  • Stop applying nitrofurazone and seek medical attention if you develop any severe allergic reactions.
  • Inform your doctor if you have Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or kidney impairment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)