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Drug Information For:

FUROXONE LIQUID 50MG/15ML

Ingredient Name:

FURAZOLIDONE (fyoor-a-ZOE-li-done)

Drug Manufacturer:

ROBERTS PHARMACEUTICAL

Common Uses:

This medicine is an antibiotic used to treat infections.

Before Using This Medicine:

Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking apraclonidine, brimonidine, bupropion, buspirone, carbamazepine, cyclobenzaprine, dextromethorphan, entacapone, herbal products (e.g., ma huang), indoramin, levodopa, maprotiline, mirtazapine, meperidine, mianserin, papaverine, sibutramine, SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, citalopram), sympathomimetics (e.g., methylphenidate, ephedrine), tolcapone, tramadol, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, doxepin), or "triptans" (e.g., sumatriptan, zolmitriptan). Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. SHAKE WELL before taking a dose. Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure this dose. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking this medicine for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Cautions:

IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor. AVOID FOODS CONTAINING TYRAMINE (broad beans, strong cheeses, yeast extracts, beer, wine, pickled herring, chicken livers, smoked meats, and fermented products). Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about which foods to avoid. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE your urine to turn brown. This is expected and is harmless. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any medicines that contain dextromethorphan. DO NOT TAKE DECONGESTANTS OR DIET MEDICINES that contain phenylpropanolamine or pseudoephedrine. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL while you are taking this medicine or within 4 days after you stop taking this medicine. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.

Possible Side Effects:

SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, or headache. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience fainting, itching, rash, sore throat or fever, sudden onset of cold sweat, dizziness, fatigue, shakiness, fast heartbeat, vision changes, confusion, or personality changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Overdose:

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Additional Information:

If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.

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