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Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR

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Composition for Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR

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Primary uses of Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR

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Medicine Overview of Furantez Tablet SR

Uses of Furantez Tablet SR

Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections of urinary tract.

Furantez Tablet SR side effects

Common

Side Effects of Furantez are Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.

How to use Furantez Tablet SR

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. Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Furantez Tablet SR works

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

In Depth Information on Furantez Tablet SR

Expert advice for Furantez Tablet SR

  • Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR 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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Furantez Tablet SR related warnings
Special precautions for Furantez Tablet SR
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR 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
Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR 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
Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Liver
CAUTION
Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Furantez Tablet SR?uses

If you miss a dose of Furantez 100 mg Tablet SR, 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 about Furantez Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions about Nitrofurantoin

Q. Is Furantez an antibiotic?
Yes, Furantez is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Q. Can I take Furantez for sexually transmitted infection (chlamydia)?
Furantez 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 Furantez with omeprazole?
Furantez is not reported to interact with omeprazole. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use.
Q. Does Furantez cause constipation?
Furantez 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 Furantez.
Q. Is Furantez better than trimethoprim?
Both Furantez 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.
Q. Is Furantez a narcotic substance?
No, Furantez is not a narcotic substance. It is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Q. Does Furantez affect birth control?
Furantez can affect the action of birth control pills (oral contraceptives). As with other antibiotics, Furantez 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.
Q. Is Furantez safe?
Furantez is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Furantez useful in the treatment of a sinus infection?
No, it is not recommended to take Furantez for a sinus infection (sinusitis). Take advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics for this problem.
Q. Can I take Furantez for a tooth infection?
No, it is not recommended to take Furantez for a tooth infection. Take advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the tooth infection.
Q. Is Furantez useful in the treatment of a streptococcal throat infection?
No, it is not recommended to take Furantez for a streptococcal throat infection. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of streptococcal throat infection.
Q. Does Furantez play any role in the treatment of a yeast (fungal) infection?
Furantez has not been seen to be active against yeast (fungal) infection. Furantez is used to treat bacterial infections.
Q. Is Furantez useful in the treatment of tonsillitis?
No, it is not recommended to take Furantez for tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of tonsillitis.
Q. Can I take Furantez for bacterial vaginosis?
Furantez is not indicated for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Furantez is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Q. Is Furantez useful in the treatment of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Yes, Furantez 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. Is Furantez useful in the treatment of a sore throat?
Furantez is not recommended for treating sore throat. Furantez is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Q. Can I take Furantez for kidney infection?
Yes, Furantez can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) as advised by your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking medicine for any infection.
Q. Is Furantez useful in the treatment of bronchitis?
Furantez is not recommended for use in bronchitis. Furantez is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Q. Does Furantez cause yellow urine?
Yes, Furantez can cause urine to turn dark yellow or brown. It is a normal phenomenon.
Q. Does Furantez contain penicillin?
No, Furantez does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does Furantez contain tetracycline?
No, Furantez does not contain any tetracycline.
Q. Does Furantez contain any macrolide?
No, Furantez does not contain any macrolide.
Q. Can Furantez make you feel sleepy (drowsiness)?
Furantez use may make you sleepy (drowsiness). You should not drive or operate machinery if you are affected this way until such symptoms go away.
Q. Can the use of Furantez cause diarrhea (loose stools)?
Yes, Furantez 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. Does Furantez treat Escherichia coli?
Yes, Furantez 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 Furantez affect the action of levonorgestrel?
Furantez 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 Furantez with amitriptyline?
No, interactions have been reported between Furantez and amitriptyline. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Furantez nephrotoxic?
Furantez 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 Furantez with hydrocodone?
No, interactions have been reported between Furantez and hydrocodone. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Furantez a sulfa drug?
No, Furantez is not a sulfa drug. Furantez is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Q. Is Furantez a macrolide?
No, Furantez is not a macrolide. Furantez is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.
Q. Can I take Furantez with amoxicillin?
Furantez 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 Furantez with metronidazole?
Furantez 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 Furantez with ibuprofen?
Furantez 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.
Q. Can I take Furantez with milk?
Yes, Furantez can be taken with milk. Furantez should be taken at meal times with food or milk. This will help to avoid stomach upset and also to help the absorption of Furantez.
Q. Can I take Furantez with phenazopyridine?
Furantez 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 Furantez with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Furantez 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 Furantez with trimethoprim?
Furantez 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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