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Edina Avdic, Pharm.D., Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
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  • Not commercially available in the U.S.
    • Available from the CDC under investigational protocols. Drug can be obtained by callingParasitic Diseases Public Inquiries (404-718-4745; e-mail chagas@cdc.gov). Outside of regular business hours call the CDC Emergency Operations Center (770-488-7100) and ask for the person on call for parasitic diseases.


  • American trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ disease, T. cruzi): acute early phase of the disease.
  • May be used in combination with eflornithine for the treatment of second-stage sleeping sickness.

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Last updated: June 7, 2017


Avdic, Edina, and Paul A Pham. "Nifurtimox." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540385/all/Nifurtimox.
Avdic E, Pham PA. Nifurtimox. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540385/all/Nifurtimox. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Avdic, E., & Pham, P. A. (2017). Nifurtimox. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540385/all/Nifurtimox
Avdic E, Pham PA. Nifurtimox [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540385/all/Nifurtimox.
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