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What do you need to know about nitrofurantoin?

What do you need to know about nitrofurantoin?

Nitrofurantoin 1 Nitrofurantoin is used to treat urinary tract infections. 2 Nitrofurantoin comes as a capsule and a liquid to take by mouth. 3 Other uses for this medicine. This medication may be prescribed for other uses. 4 Brand names. ¶ This branded product is no longer on…

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin during pregnancy?

Common side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and headaches. Rarely numbness, lung problems, or liver problems may occur. It should not be used in people with kidney problems. While it appears to be generally safe during pregnancy it should not be used near delivery.

Where does Procter and Gamble make nitrofurantoin?

1 Anti-Infective Research Department, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Norwich, NY 13815. Nitrofurantoin is an effective urinary tract antibacterial to which no clinically significant resistance development has occurred.

When was nitrofurantoin first sold as a generic?

Nitrofurantoin was first sold in 1953. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. It is available as a generic medication.

When to take nitrofurantoin for a stomach infection?

Nitrofurantoin is best taken with food or milk. This may lessen stomach upset and help your body to absorb the medicine. To help clear up your infection completely, keep taking this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. Do not miss any doses.

Can you take nitrofurantoin and macrodantin together?

Do not open, crush, or chew the capsule before swallowing it. Do not take antacids containing magnesium trisilicate (e.g., Genaton®) while you are using nitrofurantoin. It may prevent the medicine from working properly. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients.