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Martifur Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Martifur Tablet

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

Martifur 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 colour. 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.

Martifur Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Martifur 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. Martifur Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Martifur Tablet works

Martifur Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria in the urine that causes infection.

Martifur Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Martifur 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 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Martifur Tablet should be used with caution during breatfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Martifur Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Martifur Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Martifur Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Martifur Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Liver
CAUTION
Martifur Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Martifur Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Martifur Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Martifur Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Martifur 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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Expert Advice

  • Martifur 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Martifur

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What is the prescribed dose of martifur
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
100 mg twice daily
Iam taking pentaprazole40 daily for GERD.Today i have started 7 days course of Martifur100 (nitrofurantoin).Can i take both the drugs simultaneously.I am taking Aciloc 150 1 tab after dinner for acidity. Can i continue all the 3 drugs pl adviseMartifur has been started for UTI.Ihave prostate problem for which i regularly take flodartplus evening and flodart.4mg morni g.At present some uti problem suffering so Martifur started today
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Continue for a week and repeat urine routine and urine culture tests after a week
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FAQs

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

Usually, Martifur 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 Martifur useful in the treatment of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Yes, Martifur 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 Martifur cause coloration of urine?

Martifur 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 Martifur cause diarrhea (loose stools)?

Yes, Martifur 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 Martifur an antibiotic?

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

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