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Bactofuran 100mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Bactofuran 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat and prevent uncomplicated urinary tract infections. It works by killing the bacteria that cause such disease. But, it will not treat a viral infection.

Bactofuran 100mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may take it with food to avoid nausea, which is a common side effect. It is better to have this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. This medicine may turn your urine into dark yellow or brown color. But, this is normal and nothing to worry about.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver, kidney or heart problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic.

Uses of Bactofuran Tablet

Side effects of Bactofuran Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Bactofuran Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bactofuran 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Bactofuran Tablet works

Bactofuran 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria in the urine that causes infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Bactofuran 100mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Bactofuran 100mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Bactofuran 100mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bactofuran 100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bactofuran 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bactofuran 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bactofuran 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Liver
CAUTION
Bactofuran 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bactofuran 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Bactofuran 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Bactofuran Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Bactofuran 100mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Bactofuran 100mg Tablet treats and prevents uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course of the medicine, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid nausea, which is a common side effect.
  • It can turn your urine a dark yellow or brown colour. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
  • Do not take it for longer or more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Prostrate check up Urinary tract infections
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Needs antibiotics Meet a urologist
Having urine infection since about a month. Took several antibiotics after consultation with doctor but they all show effect only for starting 2 days and then that antibiotic doesn't work. I have taken sporidex 500, zefu cv 500, norflox 400, levofloxin, cefodoxime (each taken for atleast 4-5 days). All work for starting two days then no effect and infection starts to increase. Urine culture report is attached. Kindly suggest medication since problem is increasing day by day.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
You should consult a urologist and get a few tests done since we need to know the cause of your recurrent urinary tract infections.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Bactofuran take to work on a UTI?

Bactofuran starts acting quickly, but you will not start feeling better immediately after taking it. It may take a few days (2-3 days) before you see any improvement in your symptoms. If you do not start feeling better within 3 days of starting Bactofuran or your condition worsens, contact your doctor. It is important to complete the full course of Bactofuran as advised by your doctor, even if you start feeling better.

Q. What happens if you take Bactofuran without food?

You should take Bactofuran with your meal or straightaway after the meal. Taking with food helps in absorption of medicine so that it works better. If you take it without food, you are likely to get an upset stomach. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and loss of appetite may also occur. Therefore, to avoid unpleasant side effects, take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Does Bactofuran make your urine orange?

Bactofuran may turn your urine brown or dark yellow in colour. However, you need not worry as this is usually temporary and completely harmless effect. It will disappear once you stop taking Bactofuran. Consult your doctor if you are not sure or still have any concern, but do not stop taking Bactofuran.

Q. Can Bactofuran give you a yeast infection?

Yes, some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as ‘thrush’ after taking Bactofuran. This is because antibiotics kill the ‘good bacteria’ which help in preventing thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get vaginal itching or discharge after taking Bactofuran or soon after stopping it.

Q. Is Bactofuran a strong antibiotic?

Yes, Bactofuran is a strong antibiotic (or broad spectrum antibiotic), which means that it is effective against a wide variety of urinary bacteria. It is important that Bactofuran should be given to treat or prevent infections that are proven to be caused by susceptible bacteria. This is usually evaluated by a culture test which demonstrates a range of bacteria which cannot grow in the prence of an antibiotic. Bactofuran has seen to be effective against UTI caused by Escherichia coli, Enteroccus faecalis, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species, Staphylococcus species: (eg S. aureus, S. saprophyticus, S. epidermidis). Some strains of Enterobacter and Klebsiella are resistant to Bactofuran.

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