What is Furoxone (Furazolidone) used for?
Furoxone (Furazolidone) is an oral medication prescribed to treat protazoal and bacterial infections causing diarrhoea or traveler`s sickness. The medication destroys the single cell organisms or prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate or destroy the infection. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Furoxone (Furazolidone)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Furoxone (Furazolidone) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once daily for a cycle of medicine lasting one or two weeks, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medication before being instructed to, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Furoxone (Furazolidone)?
Furoxone (Furazolidone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects including a deterioration of your symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Consult your doctor before using Furoxone (Furazolidone) to ensure you do not have any health problems that may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Furoxone (Furazolidone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Furoxone (Furazolidone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.