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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Lima junior et al reported the use of nitrofurazone topical application for the non-surgical management of oral myiasis in 2010.
Patients should be questioned about their allergies and sensitivity to chemicals prior to application of lidocaine, nitrofurazone ointment, and crystallized phenol.
Treatment of Subcutaneous Abscesses with Methacresolsulphonic Acid Associated with Nitrofurazone and Parenteral Application of Enrofloxacin.
Four Nitrofurazone and Urea boli were kept in the frontal sinuses cavity and skin was sutured with nylon by horizontal mattress technique.
4 patch tested patients with chronic eczema and revealed that most frequent sensitizers were colophony nitrofurazone neomycin sulphate and nickel sulphate (7.
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).
Formulation and evaluation of nitrofurazone gel containing cow's ghee, Pharmbit.
Comparison of the in-vitro activities of the topical antimicrobials azelaic acid, nitrofurazone, silver sulphadiazine and mupirocin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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].
Nitrofurazone, an antimicrobial agent similar in structure to nitrofurantion, is currently used to coat urinary catheters.