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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Drug Issue: Furazolidone for Diarrhea

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Loperamide is a common antidiarrheal medication for loose bowel movement. It is generally an OTC or over-the –counter drug and recommended by pharmacies for acute types of diarrhea. However, loperamide is limited to individuals below 12 years old. With this, some drugstore outlets recommend the prescription medicine furazolidone. But, can furazolidone be safe for use in children particularly in infants?