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Nifurtimox
Essential medicine status
General description
Nifurtimox is nitrofuran derivative used for the treatment of American and Africam trypanosomiasis.
INN
Nifurtimox
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Chagas disease
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Medicines for the treatment of 2nd stage African trypanosomiasis
  • Oral > Solid: 120 mg
Section
American trypanosomiasis
  • Oral > Solid: 30 mg tablet; 120 mg tablet; 250 mg tablet
Indications