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(Generic versions may still be available.)
1. To obviate an Antabus® (disulfiram)- like reaction which may occur in some patients, the ingestion of alcohol should be avoided during or within four days after Furoxone (furazolidone) therapy (see ADVERSE REACTIONS).
2. IN GENERAL, M.O. DRUGS, TYRAMINE- CONTAINING FOODS AND INDIRECTLY- ACTING SYMPATHOMIMETIC AMINES ARE CONTRAINDICATED OR SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION IN PATIENTS RECEIVING FUROXONE (SEE PRECAUTIONS).
3. INFANTS UNDER 1 MONTH SHOULD NOT RECEIVE FUROXONE (SEE- ADVERSE REACTIONS AND DOSAGE FOR CHILDREN). THE FUROXONE (furazolidone) CONCENTRATION IN THE BREAST MILK OF LACTATING WOMEN HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED, THEREFORE THE SAFETY IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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