Naftidrofuryl is a vasodilator and works by widening the blood vessels and increasing the ability of cells to remove waste products. It is primarily indicated to treat peripheral and cerebral vascular disorders. This drug may also be used as sedative in combined anaesthesia.

This medication is used to treat several conditions such as peripheral and cerebral vascular diseases and Raynaud’s phenomenon. This drug is also use as an alternative drug in Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

This drug should not be given to children and to people with a history of recurrent calcium oxalate kidney stones.

Drink lots of fluid to maintain an adequate level of diuresis while using this drug.

Common side effects of this drug may include:

  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Epigastric pain

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. Call your doctor if you experience other symptoms while using this drug.


Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as kidney problems.



Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Hypotension
  • Convulsions
  • Depression of Cardiac Conduction

Available brand/s:

  • Naftidrofuryl

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