ANTI DIARRHOEALS/GI ANTI-INFECTIVES
International Brand Name:
In treatment of:
Treatment of Giardiasis,Cholera and other GI infections
5. Decreased B.P
6. Deafness with tinnitus
10. Disulfiram like reactions with alcohol.
2. Along with alcohol
1. Use cautiously in G6PD deficiency
2. Urine colour turns orange which has no clinical significance
Alcohol: Disulfiram like reaction-facial flushing,light headedness, weakness, lacrimation.
Anorexiants: Increased pressor response of anorexiants due to MAO inhibition.
Levodopa: Both efficacy and adverse effects of levodopa increased especially hypertensive crisis. Effect lasts for several weeks after stopping furazolidone.
Sympathomimetics (indirect & mixed): Increased pressor sensitivity to these agents due to MAO inhibition.
TCAs: Hypertension, hyperpyrexia, seizures, tachycardia, acute psychosis.
Hypnotics & Sedatives: Dose of hypnotics and sedatives should be reduced.
Hypoglycaemics: Potentiates them.
Food: Hypertensive crisis with tyramine containing foods.
Adults: 100mg 6 hourly 2 to 7 days depending up on the severity of infections
Children: 1.25 mg 6 hourly for 2 to 5 days & up to 10days for Giardiasis