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Nifurtimox (Systemic)

Brand Names : Lampit, Bayer 2502

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antiprotozoal, systemic

Nifurtimox (nye-FER-tim-oks) belongs to a group of medicines called antiprotozoals. It is used to treat an infection called American trypanosomiasis (Chagas" disease). Nifurtimox works by killing the protozoa (tiny, one-celled animals) that cause the infection.

Nifurtimox is available only with your doctor's prescription in the following dosage form:

  • Tablets (Argentina and Germany)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

  • Lampit
  • Another commonly used name is Bayer 2502 .

    *† Not commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.


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    Nifurtimox: Before Using

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