Furazolidone

Furazolidone

[fyoor-uh-zol-i-dohn]
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Furazolidone is an antibiotic used to treat diarrhoea and enteritis caused by bacteria or protozoan infections. It is marketed by Roberts Laboratories under the brand name Furoxone and by GlaxoSmithKline as Dependal-M.

Furazolidone is also used in combination with fluids for treatment of acute infantile diarrhoea and for children with Giardiasis (due to ''Giardia lamblia). Furazolidone is also used to treat traveler's diarrhoea, cholera, and bacteremic salmonellosis.

As a veterinary medicine, furazolidone has been used with some success to treat salmonids for Myxobolus cerebralis infections.

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