Furazolidon - General Information:

A nitrofuran derivative with antiprotozoal and antibacterial activity. Furazolidon acts by gradual inhibition of monoamine oxidase. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p514)

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Furazolidon - Pharmacology:

Furazolidon and its related free radical products are believed to bind DNA and induce cross-links. Bacterial DNA is particularly susceptible to this drug leading to high levels of mutations (transitions and transversions) in the bacterial chromosome.

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Furazolidon Contraindications

The drug has a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitory effect and should never be given concurrently to individuals already taking MAO inhibitors.

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