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Nitrofur SR Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Nitrofur Tablet SR

Nitrofur SR 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.

Nitrofur SR 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.

Uses of Nitrofur Tablet SR

Nitrofur Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Nitrofur 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. Nitrofur SR Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Nitrofur Tablet SR works

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

Nitrofur Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Nitrofur SR Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrofur SR 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
Nitrofur SR 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
Nitrofur SR Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nitrofur SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nitrofur SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nitrofur SR Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Liver
CAUTION
Nitrofur SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nitrofur SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nitrofur SR Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Nitrofur Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Nitrofur SR 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

  • Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur

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Mam. I am 27 year old married women. My LMP was 15 Nov 16. After one week I got urinary tract infection. And I advised by a doctor to take tab. levofloxacin and one vaginal tablet also. But later this month I came to know that am pregnant. So is there any complication.? Is there any point which I have to take care of.? And how can I prevent these complication.?please replay immediately.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
No there should be no problem with this
I have BP problem for that I am taking starpress xl 50 mg and izit tl .and in facing frequent urination
Dr. Priyanka Shekhar
Pathologist
Frequent urination - probably you have urinary tract infectionContinue tablet of BPGet regularly checking you BPKindly consult doctor for the antibiotics
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FAQs

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

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

Yes, Nitrofur 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 Nitrofur cause coloration of urine?

Nitrofur 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 Nitrofur cause diarrhea (loose stools)?

Yes, Nitrofur 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 Nitrofur an antibiotic?

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

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