Sulfafurazole is a Medicine belongs to Antibacterials group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37  

  ►   Brandname : gantrisin
  ►  Strength : Oral Suspension with .  Tablet with .  Ophthalmic Ointment or solution with

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37  
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37  

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓

Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Susceptible infections Oral 2 4 gm Tablet Dose: followed by 4 to 8 g daily in divided doses every 4 to 6 hours
2 Susceptible eye infections Topical 4 % Ophthalmic Ointment or solution

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37  



Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Susceptible infections 2 Month Oral 75 mg/kg Tablet

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37  
►  Side Effect : Nausea, Vomiting, Anorexia, Diarrhoea, Hypersensitivity reactions, Rashes, Pruritus, Photosensitivity reactions, Exfoliative dermatitis, Erythema nodosum, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Dermatitis, Interstitial nephritis, Tubular necrosis, Lumbar pain, Haematuria, Oliguria, Anuria, Agranulocytosis, Aplastic anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, Hypoprothrombinaemia, Eosinophilia, Syndrome resembling serum sickness, Hepatic necrosis, Hepatomegaly, Jaundice, Myocarditis, Pulmonary eosinophilia, Fibrosing alveolitis, Vasculitis, Polyarteritis nodosa, Hypoglycaemia, Hypothyroidism, Neurological reactions, Aseptic meningitis, Ataxia, Benign intracranial hypertension, Convulsions, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Headache, Insomnia, Mental depression, Peripheral or optic neuropathies, Psychoses, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Pancreatitis, Pseudomembranous colitis
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 367, 369   Edition : 37.   Martindale    Page : 367, 369   Edition : .  

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Sulfafurazole is with , Potassium -Sparing Diuretics , , Oral anticoagulants, NSAIDS,  Thiopental Sodium , Procaine, Oral Rehydration Salts , Methotrexate, Phenytoin
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 368, 370   Edition : 37.  


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  Sulfafurazole has been reported to increase the anaesthetic effect of thiopental. Eye preparations of sulfafurazole diolamine should not be applied with preparations of silver salts. The action of sulfonamides may be antagonised by paminobenzoic acid and its derivatives, particularly potassium aminobenzoate and the procaine group of local anaesthetics. Sulfafurazole and other sulfonamides may potentiate the effects of some drugs, such as oral anticoagulants , methotrexate, and phenytoin; this may be due to displacement of the drug from plasma protein binding sites or to inhibition of metabolism. However, the clinical significance of these interactions appears to depend on the particular sulfonamide involved. The possibility of interactions with other highly protein-bound drugs, such as NSAIDs, should be considered. High doses of sulfonamides have been reported to have a hypoglycaemic effect; the antidiabetic effect of the sulfonylurea compounds may be enhanced by sulfonamides.
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 368,370   Edition : 37.  


►  Contraindication : Hepatic impairment, Renal impairment, Bleeding disorders, Treatment with sulfonamides should be stopped immediately a rash appears because of the danger of severe allergic reactions such as the Stevens-Johnson syndrome., Sulfafurazole should not be given to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to sulfonamides as cross-sensitivity may occur between drugs of this group. Care is generally advisable in patients with a history of allergy or asthma, Caution is also needed in the elderly, who may be more likely to have other risk factors for reactions. Some consider Silver sulphadiazine to be contra-indicated in lupus erythematosus as it may exacerbate the condition., Sulfafurazole and other sulfonamides are not usually given to infants within 1 to 2 months of birth because of the risk of producing kernicterus; for the same reason, they are generally contra-indicated in women prior to delivery, Sulfonamides have been reported to interfere with some diagnostic tests, including those for urea, creatinine, and urinary glucose and urobilinogen.
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 367, 369   Edition : 37.  
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Sulfonamide-susceptible organisms, unlike mammals, cannot use exogenous folate but must synthesize it from PABA. This pathway is thus essential for production of purines and nucleic acid synthesis. As structural analogs of PABA, sulfonamides inhibit dihydropteroate synthase and folate production.
Ref :-   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 831   Edition : 12.  

Pathway of DIETARY Product


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DIETARY Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication DIETARY Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   Renal
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37.  

►    Plasma Half-life :   Min value :-   5 hours,    Max value :-   8 hours.  
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37.  

►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   1 hours,    Max value :-   4 hours.  
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 368   Edition : 37.