nitrofurazone


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nitrofurazone

 [ni″tro-fu´rah-zōn]
an antibacterial agent effective against a wide variety of organisms, used as a topical antiinfective agent for skin lesions including wounds, burns, skin infections, and ulcers and to aid healing and prevent infection of skin grafts and other kinds of infections.

nitrofurazone

/ni·tro·fu·ra·zone/ (-fūr´ah-zōn) an antibacterial effective against a wide variety of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms; used topically as a local antiinfective.

nitrofurazone

[-fyo̅o̅′rəzōn]
a topical antibacterial.
indications It is prescribed in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections in second- and third-degree burns and of the skin and mucous membranes.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse effects are severe allergic reactions and superinfections.

nitrofurazone

A drug used in the treatment of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis).

nitrofurazone

a nitrofuran derivative antibiotic used mostly for topical application, and orally for treatment of coccidiosis in poultry and in swine dysentery. Heavy or continuous dosing may cause paralysis or convulsions in calves. Called also Furacin.
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Furthermore in an evaluation study of Hypericum patulum leaf extract skin wound healing activity in rats compared with nitrofurazone ointment it was documented that leaf extract ointments lead to more effective tissue regeneration than the antibacterial agent (Mukherjee 2000).
Several strategies have been attempted to control or prevent biofilm formation like making the catheter surface more hydrophilic with hydrogel coatings, use of antimicrobial ointments or lubricants on the catheter surface, coating or impregnation of catheters with antimicrobial agents like antibiotics nitrofurazone, minocyclin and rifampicin, metal ions like silver etc [9, 10].
2 percent nitrofurazone (Iran Nago Pharmaceutical Co; Tehran, Iran) during the study.
Limited success has also been seen with non-antibiotic remedies such as chlorohexidine, nitrofurazone, PVP-I, mafenide and mupirocin.
Catheters have been engineered to be impregnated with nitrofurazone or minocycline (urinary antiseptics) or with rifampin, a silver alloy with anti-infective activity.
The open wound was packed with gauze soaked with 10% povidone-iodine, rifamycin, and nitrofurazone.
Studies of novel technologies for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection Risk reduction in Technologic innovation (ref randomized trials Antiinfective lubricant (2) Unproven Sealed catheter-collection tubing Unproven junctions (38-40) Antireflux valves (2) Unproven Continuous irrigation of bladder Unproven with antiinfective solution (2,37) Instillation of antiinfective into Unproven collection bag (2) Antiinfective catheter material Antimicrobial drug-impregnated Nitrofurazone (20) 0.
human-medicine antibiotics currently used in livestock and poultry food include arsanilic acid, avoparcin, bacitracin, bam bermycin, chlortetracycline, erythromycin, furazolidone, glycopeptides, lincomycin, neomycin sulfate, nitrofurazone, 3-nitro-4-hydroxy phenylarsonic acid, oleandomycin, oxytetracycline, penicillin, procaine penicillin, sodium arsanilate, streptogramin, streptomycin, sulfamethazine, sulfaquinox-aline, sulfathiazole, tetracycline, tylosin, vancomycin, and virginiamycin;
Nitrofurazone is another antibiotic that FDA officials suspect is widely used to treat milk cows, although it isn't approved for that use.