Nitrofurantoin can come in a tablet or liquid format and will still be just as effective if taken with food.
Nitrofurantoin kills the bacteria by entering their cells and damaging their genetic material.
Nitrofurantoin is also made by other companies and sold under the brand names Furadantin, Furalan, and Macrodantin.
This drug may rarely cause serious possibly fatal liver disease, blood or nerve problems. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea due to a type of resistant bacteria. Just give the next dose as usual. Anuria, oliguria, or significant impairment of renal function creatinine clearance under 60 mL per minute or clinically significant elevated serum creatinine are contraindications. This drug is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function.
If you use hormonal birth control, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. If you have diabetes, use Clinistix or Tes-Tape instead of Clinitest to test your urine for sugar.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
This could lead to a buildup of the drug and increase your risk of side effects.
Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
This is not a complete list of nitrofurantoin drug interactions. Clinical and animal studies indicate that Nitrofurantoin therapy decreases the likelihood of nausea in patients who might experience these symptoms on Nitrofurantoin therapy. You are unlikely to do harm if you give an extra dose of nitrofurantoin by mistake.