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Burn (nitrofurazone topical) Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Burn (nitrofurazone topical):


Nitrofurazone soluble dressing (applies to Burn) renal dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

Nitrofurazone topical soluble dressing is formulated in a polyethylene glycol base. Polyethylene glycol can be systemically absorbed and excretion may be altered in patients with renal impairment. Symptoms of progressive renal dysfunction such as increased blood urea nitrogen, anion gap, and metabolic acidosis may occur. Therapy with the soluble dressing formulation of nitrofurazone topical should be used cautiously in patients with compromised renal function.


  1. "Product Information. Furacin (nitrofurazone topical)." Ambix Laboratories, East Rutherford, NJ.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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