Furazolidone therapy for Helicobacter pylori: is it effective and safe?

Cesare Hassan, V De Francesco, E Ierardi, A. Zullo

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Some aspects related with the use of furazolidone as a rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection should be remarked, especially regarding its potential oncologic risk. The inclusion of furazolidone in a treatment regimen for H pylori infection is, at least, controversial, and it does not appear to be safe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1914-1915
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Animals
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Drug Toxicity
  • Furazolidone
  • Helicobacter Infections
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Humans
  • Salvage Therapy
  • Treatment Outcome

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