What is Nitrofurantoin used for?
What is Nitrofurantoin used for? Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is an antibiotic used to treat or prevent certain bladder infections. Moreover, Nitrofurantoin mono macro works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. Nitrofurantoin dose uti will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
This medication should not be used in infants younger than 1-month-old (see also Precautions section). This drug should not be used to treat infections outside the bladder (including kidney infections such as pyelonephritis or perinephric abscesses).
How to use
- Shake the bottle well before each dose.
- Take Nitrofurantoin mono macro by mouth with food as directed by your doctor.
- Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is usually taken 4 times daily to treat an infection or once daily at bedtime to prevent infections.
- The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
- For children, the dosage is also based on body weight.
- Mix Nitrofurantoin dose uti into water, juice, milk, or formula to improve the taste.
- Rinse the mouth after each dose to help prevent temporary staining of the teeth.
Do not use magnesium trisilicate-containing antacids while taking this medication. These antacids can bind with nitrofurantoin, preventing its full absorption into your system.
For the best effect, take Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.
When taking Nitrofurantoin mono macro to prevent infection, take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking them without your doctor’s approval. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of a bladder infection (e.g., pain while you are urinating).
If you are taking Nitrofurantoin dose uti to treat an infection, continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection. If you have any questions about what is Nitrofurantoin or what is Nitrofurantoin used for? ask your doctor..
- loss of appetite
- headache may occur.
Take this medication with food to help minimize nausea. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals may cause your urine to turn dark yellow or brown in color. However, dark brown urine can also be a sign of rare side effects (liver problems or anemia). Therefore, seek immediate medical attention if you notice dark urine along with any of the following symptoms: persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: eye pain, vision changes, mental/mood changes, persistent/severe headaches, new signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding.
Seek immediate medical attention if you develop the following rare but very serious side effects: numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, unusual muscle weakness.
Some serious and rare side effects
Nitrofurantoin mono macro may rarely cause very serious (possibly fatal) lung problems. Lung problems may occur within the first month of treatment or after long-term use of nitrofurantoin (generally for 6 months or longer). Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of lung problems, including
- persistent cough
- chest pain
- shortness of breath/trouble breathing
- joint/muscle pain
- bluish/purplish skin
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or even weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.
The use of Nitrofurantoin mono macro for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away.
Warnings & Precautions
- Before taking Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to them.
- Before using Nitrofurantoin dose uti, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
- Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication.
Kidney function declines as you grow older. Therefore, older adults may be at a greater risk for side effects while using this drug, especially nerve, liver, or lung problems.
Don’t use medicine during pregnancy. Doing so may cause a certain blood disorder (hemolytic anemia) in your baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Nitrofurantoin dose uti passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on nursing infants younger than 1-month-old or those with a certain genetic condition (G-6-PD deficiency). Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Store at room temperature. Protect from light and from freezing. Discard any unused medication 30 days after opening the bottle. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: certain drugs to treat gout (uricosuric drugs such as sulfinpyrazone).
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