Infectious Disease Compendium

Furazolidone (Furoxone®)

Dosing

CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80: 100 mg po qid x 7 - 10 d.

CrCl 80-50:

CrCl 50-10:

CrCl < 10:

Hemodialysis:

Peritoneal dialysis:

Important side effects

Disulfiram-like reaction. That's Antibuse for you pukers.

Important drug interactions

Amitriptyline, amphetamine, chlordiazepoxide/amitriptyline, dextroamphetamine, ephedrine, isocarboxazid, meperidine, metaraminol, norepinephrine, perphenazine/amitriptyline, phenelzine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, terbutaline, tranylcypromine.

Rants and Screeds

Pearls

Treatment of choice

Use for

Giardia.

Don't use for