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Is Nifuroxazide, also known as Antinal, a penicillin derivative?

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Is nifuroxazide a penicillin derivative?
(Nifuoxazide is also known as Antinal)
Posted Sun, 29 Apr 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 25 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Nifuoxazide is a broad spectrum antibiotic belonging to the group nitrofurantoin. Its not a penicillin derivative.
Its used in infections like colitis, UTI, GI infections etc.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.

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