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Nifurtimox is used to treat a certain parasitic infection (Chagas disease). It works by stopping the growth of a certain parasite.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start taking nifurtimox and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times a day. The dosage is based on your weight.Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. Doing so may increase the risk of side effects from nifurtimox.If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, carefully read and follow the Instructions for Use. If you need to split tablet(s) for your dose, follow the directions to split the tablet(s) by hand. Do not use a tablet splitting device. Dissolve the dose in one-half teaspoonful (2.5 milliliters) water. Drink the mixture right away with food. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take this medication at the same times each day.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

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