Nifuroxazide

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Nifuroxazide
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-Hydroxy-N'-[(5-nitrofuran-2-yl)methylene]benzohydrazide
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Legal status
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Routes Oral
Identifiers
CAS number 965-52-6 N
ATC code A07AX03
PubChem CID 5337997
ChemSpider 4495115 YesY
UNII PM5LI0P38J YesY
KEGG D07111 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL244888 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C12H9N3O5 
Mol. mass 275.2 g/mol
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Nifuroxazide (INN) is an oral nitrofuran antibiotic, patented since 1966[1] and used to treat colitis and diarrhea in humans and non-humans.[2] It is sold under the brand names Ambatrol, Antinal, Bacifurane, Diafuryl (France), Diax (Egypt), Nifrozid, Ercefuryl (Romania, Czech Republic), Erfuzide (Thailand), Endiex (Slovakia), Nifuroksazyd (Poland), Pérabacticel (France), Pentofuryl (Germany), Topron, Enterovid (Latin America), Eskapar (Mexico), Antinal (Egypt), Apazid (Morocco) and Septidiaryl. It is sold in capsule form and also as a suspension.

History[edit]

Maurice Claude Ernest Carron patented the drug in the United States in 1966.[1] Subsequent patents issued to Germano Cagliero of Marxer S.p.A describe the use of nifuroxazide as an antibiotic used to treat livestock.[2]

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