Nifurtimox

Reviewed on 9/3/2021

Brand Name: Sucrets Original Formula Sore Throat

Generic Name: Nifurtimox

Drug Class: Anesthetics, Oropharyngeal

What Is Nifurtimox Used For and How Does it Work?

Nifurtimox is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for temporary relief following occasional mouth and throat symptoms including minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat.

Nifurtimox is available under the following different brand names: Sucrets Original Formula Sore Throat.

What Are the Dosages of Nifurtimox?

Dosages of Nifurtimox:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Lozenge

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Pharyngitis

  • Indicated for temporary relief following occasional mouth and throat symptoms including minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat
  • Adults and children over 6 years: Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth; may be repeated every 2 hours as needed
  • Children under 6 years: Safety and efficacy not established (lozenge may be a choking hazard)
  • Not to exceed 10 lozenges/day

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Nifurtimox?

Side effects of Nifurtimox include:

Serious side effects of Nifurtimox include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Nifurtimox?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Nifurtimox has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Nifurtimox has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Nifurtimox has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Nifurtimox has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Nifurtimox?

Warnings

  • This medication contains nifurtimox. Do not take Sucrets Original Formula Sore Throat if you are allergic to nifurtimox or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Nifurtimox?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Nifurtimox?"

Cautions

  • Lozenges considered a choking hazard in young children
  • Advise patients to discontinue and seek medical advice if sore throat is severe, lasts for more than 2 days, occurs with or is followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting
  • Advise patients to discontinue and seek medical advice if sore mouth symptoms last more than 7 days, or irritation, pain, or redness continues or worsens

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use nifurtimox with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • It is unknown whether nifurtimox is distributed in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/lampit-nifurtimox-342663

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