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  • Generic Name


Product Information

  • Description

    Nitrofurantoin is activated inside bacteria by reduction via the flavoprotein nitrofurantoin reductase to unstable metabolites, which disrupt ribosomal RNA, DNA and other intracellular components. It is bactericidal, especially to bacteria present in acid urine.

  • Ingredients


  • Drug Class

    Urinary anti-infectives

  • Dosage Form


  • Uses

    This is used to treat urinary tract infections

  • Dosage

    To be taken as per doctor's prescription. It is usually given up to three to seven days

  • In case of Overdose

    It's crucial to be informed of the potential risks associated with an overdose. Overdose may be life-threatening in some cases. Time is of the essence, therefore, seek medical care immediately

  • Missed Dose

    Try not to miss a dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. Then continue your normal schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

  • How To Use

    Take nitrofurantoin with food

  • When Not to Use

    Do not use in case of:

    • allergic reaction
    • kidney disease
    • urinary problems
    • history of jaundice and liver problems caused by nitrofurantoin
    • last 2 to 4 weeks of pregnancy
    • less than 1 month old child
  • Side Effects

    Side effects include:

    • watery or bloody diarrhea
    • sudden chest pain, wheezing or dry cough
    • worsening cold
    • lupus like syndrome
    • liver problems
    • headaches
  • Precautions & Warnings

    Cautions include:

    • Refer to doctor in case you develop diarrhea after usage
    • Avoid taking antacids without your doctor's advice.
  • Drug Interactions

    Do not use in case you are already using:

    • sulfinpyrazone
    • magnesium containing antacids
    • certain live vaccines
    • methotrexate
  • Storage/Disposal

    Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, light and children

  • Control Drug


  • Quick Tips, if any

    Do not break or chew the tablet

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