Furadantin 50mg Tablet

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Furadantin 50mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Furadantin Tablet

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Uses of Furadantin Tablet

Furadantin 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections of urinary tract.
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Side effects of Furadantin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Furadantin 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. It is better to take Furadantin 50mg Tablet with food.

How Furadantin Tablet works

Furadantin 50mg tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria in the urine that causes infection.

In Depth Information on Furadantin Tablet

Expert advice for Furadantin Tablet

  • Furadantin should be taken with food to avoid nausea which is a common side effect.
  • Patients should be informed that their urine may turn brown after taking this medicine.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Furadantin 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Furadantin 50mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Furadantin 50mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Furadantin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution during la
ctation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Furadantin 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Furadantin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Furadantin 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Furadantin 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
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Liver
CAUTION
Furadantin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Furadantin 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Furadantin 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Nitrofurantoin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Furadantin 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Nitrofurantoin

Yes, Furadantin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Furadantin is specifically indicated to treat infection of the bladder, kidney, and urinary tract. It is not indicated for treating chlamydial or other sexually transmitted infections. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with omeprazole?
Furadantin is not reported to interact with omeprazole. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use.
Furadantin is not known to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug. Diarrhea has been reported to be an uncommon side effect of Furadantin.
Q. Is Furadantin better than trimethoprim?
Both Furadantin and trimethoprim are effective against bladder, kidney, and urinary tract infections. Any of them can be better depending on the sensitivity of bacterial infection. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
No, Furadantin is not a narcotic substance. It is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Furadantin can affect the action of birth control pills (oral contraceptives). As with other antibiotics, Furadantin can decrease the normal bacteria in the gut, hence decreases the absorption of estrogens (a component of the birth control pills), lowering their action, causing birth control failure. Consult your doctor for alternative birth control measures if needed.
Furadantin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
No, it is not recommended to take Furadantin for a sinus infection (sinusitis). Take advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics for this problem.
No, it is not recommended to take Furadantin for a tooth infection. Take advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the tooth infection.
No, it is not recommended to take Furadantin for a streptococcal throat infection. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of streptococcal throat infection.
Furadantin has not been seen to be active against yeast (fungal) infection. Furadantin is used to treat bacterial infections.
No, it is not recommended to take Furadantin for tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of tonsillitis.
Furadantin is not indicated for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Furadantin is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Yes, Furadantin 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.
Furadantin is not recommended for treating sore throat. Furadantin is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Yes, Furadantin can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) as advised by your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking medicine for any infection.
Furadantin is not recommended for use in bronchitis. Furadantin is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Yes, Furadantin can cause urine to turn dark yellow or brown. It is a normal phenomenon.
No, Furadantin does not contain any penicillin.
No, Furadantin does not contain any tetracycline.
No, Furadantin does not contain any macrolide.
Furadantin use may make you sleepy (drowsiness). You should not drive or operate machinery if you are affected this way until such symptoms go away.
Yes, Furadantin 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.
Yes, Furadantin is active against Escherichia coli and is specifically indicated for the treatment of infections caused by Escherichia coli, enterococci, staphylococci, Citrobacter, Klebsiella, and Enterobacter.
Q. Can the use of Furadantin affect the action of levonorgestrel?
Furadantin can be taken with levonorgestrel. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with amitriptyline?
No, interactions have been reported between Furadantin and amitriptyline. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Furadantin has not been reported to be nephrotoxic. However, your urine may become dark yellow or brown in color. This is quite normal and not a reason to stop taking the medicine. However, it is to be used with caution in patients with decreased renal function and only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with hydrocodone?
No, interactions have been reported between Furadantin and hydrocodone. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Furadantin is not a sulfa drug. Furadantin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
No, Furadantin is not a macrolide. Furadantin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with amoxicillin?
Furadantin can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with metronidazole?
Furadantin can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with ibuprofen?
Furadantin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Yes, Furadantin can be taken with milk. Furadantin should be taken at meal times with food or milk. This will help to avoid stomach upset and also to help the absorption of Furadantin.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with phenazopyridine?
Furadantin can be taken with phenazopyridine as no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Furadantin can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen) as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Furadantin with trimethoprim?
Furadantin can be taken with trimethoprim. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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