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Furabit Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Furabit Capsule

Furabit Capsule is used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections of urinary tract.

Furabit Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Furabit Capsule

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. Furabit Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Furabit Capsule works

Furabit Capsule is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria in the urine that causes infection.

Furabit Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Furabit Capsule.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Furabit Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Furabit Capsule should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Furabit Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Furabit Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Furabit Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Furabit Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Liver
CAUTION
Furabit Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Furabit Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Furabit Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Furabit Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Furabit Capsule, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Furabit Capsule 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

Questions Related to Furabit

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Dull aching pain in the left iliac fossa for 15 days,usg report was normal, local physician advised me normaxin rt,bifilac capsule,before this i have completed a course of nitrofurantoin for urinary tract infection after all this pain is not reducing now pls give me better solution for this probleml
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
what test u have done so farkindly do following and upload reports as wellCBC, ESR, Dengue Profile, MP card test, ESR, Hba1c, Serum Creatinine, eGFR, BUN, Serum Amylase , serum lipase, CHEST Xray ( PA view), Urine culture & sensitivity
Please find attached reports. Pleas take a look at thyroid, cholesterol and lymphocytes. Please suggest if everything is alright.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT you for sharing your reports with me. It suggests the following things: 1. Your LDL Cholesterol in blood is high, which suggests hyperlipidemia. For this, you should have a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruits. Avoid fried, fatty and processed foods. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days in a week. Your TSH level is marginally low, but the T3 and T4 levels are normal. Your lymphocyte count in blood is high, which can be due to some viral infections. The pus cells in your urine are also high, which suggests some element of urinary tract infection.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Furabit to work?

Usually, Furabit takes around 2-7 days to work. Inform your doctor If you don't feel relieved after completing the full course of treatment.

Q. Is Furabit useful in the treatment of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Yes, Furabit can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) as per your doctor's advice. It should only be taken as and when recommended by your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Furabit cause coloration of urine?

Furabit may cause your urine color to change into dark yellow or brown color. This is usually temporary and harmless in nature. It will disappear when the medicine is stopped.

Q. Can the use of Furabit cause diarrhea (loose stools)?

Yes, Furabit can cause diarrhea (loose stools), although it is a less common side effect. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive loose stools which dehydrate you or make you feel sick or tired.

Q. Is Furabit an antibiotic?

Yes, Furabit is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.

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References
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50-AB, Government Industrial Estate, Charkop Naka, Kandivali West , Mumbai - 400067, Maharashtra, India
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