Macfuran Capsule

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Composition for Macfuran NA Capsule

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₹9.67/Capsule
30 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Macfuran Capsule

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Uses of Macfuran Capsule

Macfuran Capsule is used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections of urinary tract.
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Side effects of Macfuran Capsule

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Macfuran 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. It is better to take Macfuran Capsule with food.

How Macfuran Capsule works

Macfuran capsule is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria in the urine that causes infection.

In Depth Information on Macfuran Capsule

Expert advice for Macfuran Capsule

  • Macfuran 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 Macfuran Capsule
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Macfuran Capsule.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Macfuran 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Macfuran Capsule should be used with caution during lactatio
n. 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
Macfuran Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Macfuran Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Macfuran Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Macfuran Capsule 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
Macfuran Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Macfuran Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Macfuran Capsule 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Macfuran NA Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Nitrofurantoin

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