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Nitrofur SR Tablet

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Product introduction

Nitrofur SR 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.

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 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.


Benefits of Nitrofur Tablet SR

In Treatment of Bacterial infections of urinary tract

Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur Tablet SR

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 Nitrofur

  • 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.

Safety advice

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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nitrofur SR Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Nitrofur SR 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
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.
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.

What if you forget to take 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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Quick tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitrofurans derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY

Patient concerns

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Prostrate check up Urinary tract infections
Dr.
Gastroenterology
Needs antibiotics Meet a urologist
Having urine infection since about a month. Took several antibiotics after consultation with doctor but they all show effect only for starting 2 days and then that antibiotic doesn't work. I have taken sporidex 500, zefu cv 500, norflox 400, levofloxin, cefodoxime (each taken for atleast 4-5 days). All work for starting two days then no effect and infection starts to increase. Urine culture report is attached. Kindly suggest medication since problem is increasing day by day.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
You should consult a urologist and get a few tests done since we need to know the cause of your recurrent urinary tract infections.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Nitrofur SR Tablet take to work on a UTI?

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

Q. What happens if you take Nitrofur SR Tablet without food?

You should take Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur SR Tablet make your urine orange?

Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur SR Tablet. Consult your doctor if you are not sure or still have any concern, but do not stop taking Nitrofur SR Tablet.

Q. Can Nitrofur SR Tablet give you a yeast infection?

Yes, some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as ‘thrush’ after taking Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur SR Tablet or soon after stopping it.

Q. Is Nitrofur SR Tablet a strong antibiotic?

Yes, Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur SR 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. Nitrofur SR 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 Nitrofur SR Tablet.

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References

  1. Petri WA Jr. Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole, Quinolones, and Agents for Urinary Tract Infections. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1474-75.
  2. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Miscellaneous Antimicrobial Agents; Disingectants, Antiseptics, & Sterilants. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 878.
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