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Furazolidone Side Effects

Applies to furazolidone: oral suspension, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, furazolidone may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking furazolidone:


  • Fever
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • skin rash or redness
  • sore throat

Some side effects of furazolidone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less Common

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting

This medicine commonly causes dark yellow to brown discoloration of urine. This side effect does not usually need medical attention.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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