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NITROFUR SR 100 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR NITROFUR

Nitrofurantoin(100 mg)

food interaction for NITROFUR

alcohol interaction for NITROFUR

pregnancy interaction for NITROFUR

lactation interaction for NITROFUR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Nitrofur sr 100 mg tablet with food.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Nitrofur sr 100 mg tablet.
SAFE
Nitrofur sr 100 mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR NITROFUR

Nitrofurantoin(100 mg)

Uses

Nitrofur sr 100 mg tablet is used for Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

How it works

Nitrofur sr 100 mg tablet is used to treat urinary tract infections by killing bacteria in the urine.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite

COMMON DOSAGE FOR NITROFUR SR 100 MG TABLET

Patients taking NITROFUR SR 100 MG TABLET

  • 78%
    Twice A Day
  • 22%
    Once A Day

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Expert advice FOR NITROFUR

  • Take nitrofurantoin tablets after food or milk for optimum absorption.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with nitrofurantoin.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking nitrofurantoin and undergoing urine glucose test, as it may affect the result.
  • Do not take this drug if you are in the last 2 to 4 weeks of your pregnancy.
  • Do not  breast feed your baby while you are taking this drug.
  • Do not take it with antacids that contain magnesium.

Frequently asked questions FOR NITROFUR

Nitrofurantoin

Q.

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

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for sexually transmitted infection (chlamydia)?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with omeprazole?
Nitrofurantoin is not reported to interact with omeprazole. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use.

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Does nitrofurantoin cause constipation?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin.

Q.

Is nitrofurantoin better than trimethoprim?
Both nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin a narcotic substance?
No, nitrofurantoin is not a narcotic substance.

Q.

Does nitrofurantoin affect birth control?
Nitrofurantoin can affect the action of birth control pills (oral contraceptives). As with other antibiotics, nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin safe?
Nitrofurantoin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for a sinus infection?
No, it is not recommended to take nitrofurantoin for a sinus infection (sinusitis). Take advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics for this problem.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for a tooth infection?
No, it is not recommended to take nitrofurantoin for a tooth infection. Take advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the tooth infection.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for streptococcal throat infection?
No, it is not recommended to take nitrofurantoin for a streptococcal throat infection. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of streptococcal throat infection.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for a yeast (fungal) infection?
Nitrofurantoin has not been seen to be active against yeast (fungal) infection. Nitrofurantoin is used to treat bacterial infections.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for tonsillitis?
No, it is not recommended to take nitrofurantoin for tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of tonsillitis.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for bacterial vaginosis?
Nitrofurantoin is not indicated for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Nitrofurantoin is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Yes, nitrofurantoin 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 I take nitrofurantoin for a sore throat?
Nitrofurantoin is not recommended for treating sore throat. Nitrofurantoin is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for kidney infection?
Yes, nitrofurantoin 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.

Can I take nitrofurantoin for bronchitis?
Nitrofurantoin is not recommended for use in bronchitis. Nitrofurantoin is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.

Q.

Does nitrofurantoin cause yellow urine?
Yes, nitrofurantoin can cause urine to turn dark yellow or brown. It is a normal phenomenon.

Q.

Does nitrofurantoin contain penicillin?
No, nitrofurantoin does not contain any penicillin.

Q.

Does nitrofurantoin contain tetracycline?
No, nitrofurantoin does not contain any tetracycline.

Q.

Does nitrofurantoin contain any macrolide?
No, nitrofurantoin does not contain any macrolide.

Q.

Does nitrofurantoin make you sleepy (drowsiness)?
Nitrofurantoin 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.

Does nitrofurantoin cause diarrhea (loose stools)?
Yes, nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin treat Escherichia coli?
Yes, nitrofurantoin 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.

Does nitrofurantoin affect levonorgestrel?
Nitrofurantoin 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.

Is nitrofurantoin safe while breastfeeding?
Nitrofurantoin is not recommended to be used in infants less than three months of age and in pregnant females, during labor and delivery, as it may cause breakdown of the blood cells in the child in case there is some underlying disease of the blood cells which is not known at that time. Nitrofurantoin has been detected in human breast milk in trace amounts. So, it is advised not to do breastfeeding for some time or until advised by the doctor.

Q.

Is nitrofurantoin safe in pregnancy?
There are no adequate studies of nitrofurantoin in pregnant women. Nitrofurantoin should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed and recommended by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking nitrofurantoin during any stage of the pregnancy.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin with amitriptyline?
No, interactions have been reported between nitrofurantoin and amitriptyline. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Is nitrofurantoin nephrotoxic?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with hydrocodone?
No, interactions have been reported between nitrofurantoin and hydrocodone. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Is nitrofurantoin a sulfa drug?
No, nitrofurantoin is not a sulfa drug. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.

Q.

Is nitrofurantoin a macrolide?
No, nitrofurantoin is not a macrolide. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines known as nitrofurans.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take alcohol with any medicines. Please consult your doctor before taking nitrofurantoin with alcohol. Nitrofurantoin is indicated for the treatment of infections of the bladder and urinary tract and it is not advised to take alcohol when you have underlying bladder and urinary tract infections.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin with amoxicillin?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with metronidazole?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with ibuprofen?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with milk?
Yes, nitrofurantoin can be taken with milk. Nitrofurantoin tablets should be taken at meal times with food or milk. This will help to avoid stomach upset and also to help the absorption of nitrofurantoin.

Q.

Can I take nitrofurantoin with phenazopyridine?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Nitrofurantoin 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 nitrofurantoin with trimethoprim?
Nitrofurantoin 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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)