Martifur MR 100mg Tablet

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Introduction

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

Martifur MR 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 Martifur Tablet MR

Benefits of Martifur Tablet MR

In Treatment of Bacterial infections of urinary tract

Martifur MR 100mg Tablet works by stopping the growth of the bacteria in the urine that cause urinary tract infections. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Martifur Tablet MR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Martifur

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Martifur Tablet MR

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. Martifur MR 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Martifur Tablet MR works

Martifur MR 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 Martifur MR 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
Martifur MR 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.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Martifur MR 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
Martifur MR 100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Martifur MR 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Martifur MR 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Martifur MR 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Liver
CAUTION
Martifur MR 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Martifur MR 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Martifur MR 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Martifur Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Martifur MR 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

  • Martifur MR 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitrofurans derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
Urinary Antiseptic-Nitrofurantoin

Patient concerns

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What is the prescribed dose of martifur
Dr. Pushkar Mani
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100 mg twice daily
Prostrate check up Urinary tract infections
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FAQs

Q. How long does Martifur MR 100mg Tablet take to work on a UTI?

Martifur MR 100mg Tablet 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 Martifur MR 100mg Tablet or your condition worsens, contact your doctor. It is important to complete the full course of Martifur MR 100mg Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you start feeling better.

Q. What happens if you take Martifur MR 100mg Tablet without food?

You should take Martifur MR 100mg Tablet 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 Martifur MR 100mg Tablet make your urine orange?

Martifur MR 100mg Tablet 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 Martifur MR 100mg Tablet. Consult your doctor if you are not sure or still have any concern, but do not stop taking Martifur MR 100mg Tablet.

Q. Can Martifur MR 100mg Tablet give you a yeast infection?

Yes, some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as ‘thrush’ after taking Martifur MR 100mg Tablet. 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 Martifur MR 100mg Tablet or soon after stopping it.

Q. Is Martifur MR 100mg Tablet a strong antibiotic?

Yes, Martifur MR 100mg Tablet 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 Martifur MR 100mg Tablet 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. Martifur MR 100mg Tablet 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 Martifur MR 100mg Tablet.

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Walter Bushnell, Unit No. 6, LSC, S-Block, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110017
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: November, 2022

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