nitrofurazonemedical dictionary


2-((5-nitro-2-furanyl)methylene)hydrazinecarboxamide. A topical anti-infective agent effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. It is used for superficial wounds, burns, ulcers, and skin infections. Nitrofurazone has also been administered orally in the treatment of trypanosomiasis.

Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local, anti-infective agents, urinary, trypanocidal agents.

Chemical name: Hydrazinecarboxamide, 2-((5-nitro-2-furanyl)methylene)-

(12 Dec 1998)

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