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