This medication is used to treat or avoid certain tract that is urinary.
This medicine is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It will not work for viral infections (age.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary overuse or use of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Nitrofurantoin should not be used in children significantly less than one month of age due to the risk of a specific bloodstream problem (hemolytic anemia).
Take this medication by lips, with food or milk, as directed by your doctor. This medication is usually taken four times daily to treat an infection or once daily at bedtime to prevent infections. Swallow the medication whole. Avoid magnesium that is using antacids while using this medication. Magnesium trisilicate-containing antacids bind with nitrofurantoin, preventing its complete absorption.
Dosage and extent is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. For children, the dosage is also based on body weight.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine within your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this medication at evenly spaced intervals.
When using this medicine to prevent infection, exactly take it as directed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking it without your doctor's approval. Inform your doctor while you are urinating) if you notice signs of a new urinary tract infection (e.g., pain.
If you should be taking this medicine to take care of an infection, continue to simply take this medicine before the full-prescribed amount is finished, whether or not symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to carry on to develop, which may result in a relapse for the infection. Inform your physician if your condition persists or worsens.
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or headache may occur. Take this medication with food to help minimize nausea. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your pharmacist or doctor immediately.
This medication might cause your urine to turn dark yellow or brown in color. This impact is harmless and will disappear when the medicine is stopped.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
This medication may cause very serious rarely (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 straight away if you develop signs of lung problems, including: persistent coughing, chest discomfort, shortness of breath/trouble breathing, joint/muscle pain, bluish/purplish skin.
Tell your doctor straight away if any of these unusual but very side that is serious occur: brand new indications of disease (e.g., fever, persistent sore neck), simple bruising/bleeding, mental/mood changes, persistent or severe headaches, vision changes.
This medication may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease, blood or nerve problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of the following rare but very serious adverse effects: persistent nausea/vomiting, dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin, unusual/persistent fatigue, fast/pounding heartbeat, numbness/tingling of the arms/legs, muscle weakness.
This medication may rarely cause a severe condition that is intestinalClostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition might occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic discomfort medicines them worse if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make. Tell your physician right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stools.
Usage of this medication for extended or repeated periods may lead to oral thrush or a brand new genital yeast infection (e.g., oral or genital fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white spots in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other symptoms that are new.
A tremendously severe allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you observe any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is simply not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Phone your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You could report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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Before taking nitrofurantoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Confer with your pharmacist for additional information.
This medication really should not be used when you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist if you've got: little if any urine output (oliguria or anuria), serious kidney disease, certain genetic conditions (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), a brief history of liver problems due to nitrofurantoin use into the past.
Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist your medical background, particularly of: certain bloodstream disorders (e.g., anemia), renal or liver problems, lung diseases, specific nerve problems (peripheral neuropathy), certain eye diseases (optic neuritis), diabetes, untreated mineral imbalance, supplement B deficiency.
Kidney function declines while you grow older. The kidneys remove this medication. Therefore, older adults may be at a greater risk for adverse effects while using this drug, especially nerve, liver or lung problems (see adverse Effects section).
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. This medication should not be taken if you are at term (weeks 38-42 of pregnancy), near or at the time of distribution due to possible harm to the newborn, such as a certain bloodstream problem (hemolytic anemia). Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician.
This medication passes into breast milk and may have unwelcome effects on nursing infants less than a month old and babies with a certain hereditary condition (G-6-PD deficiency). Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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