FURAZOL® Tablets – Suspension for Paediatrics

Furazol® is a combination of two medicines that effectively treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to treat bacterial infections. Furazol® is a prescription medicine that is to be taken as per the prescription or as suggested by the doctor. It should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Furazol® may lead to some side effects such as nausea, headaches, dryness of mouth, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. Maintaining good oral hygiene can prevent or manage the dryness of the mouth. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

  • Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking Furazol® .
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Furazol® usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.
  • It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Composition

Furazol tablets and suspension
Furazol tablets and suspension

Each tablet contains:

  • Metronidazole 200 mg.
  • Diloxanide furoate 250 mg.

Each 5 ml of suspension contains:

  • Metronidazole (as benzoate) 200 mg.
  • Diloxanide furoate 100 mg.

BENEFITS OF FURAZOL®

In Diarrhea: Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. It can most commonly occur due to an infection of the digestive tract. FURAZOL® helps to treat diarrhea that is caused due to bacteria or parasitic worm infections. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Dysentery: Dysentery or amoebic dysentery is a parasitic infection of the intestines that occurs mostly due to intake of contaminated food or water. The symptoms include loose stools (diarrhea), stomach cramps and stomach pain. FURAZOL® helps to treat this infection by killing the infection causing parasites. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FURAZOL®

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them. Common side effects of FURAZOL®:
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Dark yellow to brown discoloration of urine.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer : EGYPTIAN INT. PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES CO. (E. I. P. I. CO. )-10th OF RAMADAN CITY, AREA B1 P.O.BOX 149 TENTH, EGYPT.

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FURAZOL® – Information Leaflet

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FURAZOL® – AR- Patient_Information_Leaflet
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FURAZOL® – ENG-Patient-Information-Leaflet
Council of Arab Health Ministers and Union of Arab pharmacists
Medicament is a product which affects your health, and its consumption contrary to instructions is dangerous for you.
Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription, the method of use and the instructions of the pharmacist who sells the medicament.
The doctor and the pharmacist are experts in medicine, its benefits and risks.
Do not by yourself intenupt the period of treatment prescribed for you.
Do not repeat the same prescription without consulting your doctor.
Keep medicament out of children reach.

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