Nitrofurantoin is used for treating and preventing utis due to certain bacteria. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic for specific used in the urinary tract. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
Use Nitrofurantoin as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your medical provider questions you might have about how to use Nitrofurantoin.
Store Nitrofurantoin at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store far from heat, moisture, and lightweight. Do not store within the bathroom. Keep Nitrofurantoin out from the reach of children and from pets.
All medicines could potentially cause negative effects, however, many people have no, or minor, unwanted effects.
Check using your doctor if any of these most typical negative effects persist or become bothersome:
Gas; headache; loss in appetite; mild diarrhea; nausea.
Seek medical attention immediately if some of these severe negative effects occur:
Severe allergies (rash; hives; itching; lack of breath; tightness inside the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bloody or watery stools; bluish skin or nails; blurred vision or another vision changes; butterfly-shaped rash for the nose and cheeks; confusion; joint or muscle pain; mood or mental changes (eg, depression); persistent a feeling of being unwell; persistent headache; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; signs of liver problems (eg, yellowing with the eyes or skin, pale stools, severe or persistent nausea or decrease of appetite, stomach pain); symptoms of lung problems (eg, fever, chills, chest pain, shortness of breath, unusual or persistent cough); tingling, numbness, or burning in the hands or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness.
This is not a complete list of all unwanted side effects which could occur. If you've questions on side effects, contact your health care provider.
Do NOT use Nitrofurantoin if:
Contact your physician or health care provider immediately if all of these affect you.
Some health concerns may communicate with Nitrofurantoin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist when you have any medical conditions, especially if any from the following affect you:
Some medicines may connect to Nitrofurantoin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking some other medicines, especially any from the following:
This may not be a whole list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your doctor if Nitrofurantoin may connect to other medicines which you take. Check with your medical provider before you begin, stop, or customize the dose associated with a medicine.
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