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URIFAST 100 MG TABLET

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Composition for URIFAST

Nitrofurantoin(100 mg)

food interaction for URIFAST

alcohol interaction for URIFAST

pregnancy interaction for URIFAST

lactation interaction for URIFAST

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Urifast 100 mg tablet with food.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Urifast 100 mg tablet.
SAFE
Urifast 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 URIFAST

Nitrofurantoin(100 mg)

Uses

Urifast 100 mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Urifast 100 mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called nitrofuran antibiotics. It acts by inhibiting protein synthesis of bacteria.

Common side effects

Liver transaminases increased, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Joint pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Flatulence, Hemolytic anemia, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Stomach upset, Urine discolouration

Common Dosage for URIFAST 100 MG TABLET

Patients taking URIFAST 100 MG TABLET

  • 46%
    Once A Day
  • 44%
    Twice A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A Day
  • 2%
    Four Times A Day

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Expert advice for URIFAST

  • 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 URIFAST

Nitrofurantoin

Q.Does nitrofurantoin contain sulfa or a form of penicillin, macrolide, or tetracycline?
No, nitrofurantoin does not contain sulfa or not a penicillin, macrolide, or tetracycline drug. It is nitrofuran antibiotic

Q.Can I take nitrofurantoin for sinus, tooth, or yeast infections; tonsillitis, bronchitis, strep throat, sexually transmitted infection (chlamydia), or urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Nitrofurantoin is specifically treat infection of bladder kidneys, and UTI. It is not used for any other infections. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug

Q.Can I take nitrofurantoin with amoxicillin, metronidazole, ibuprofen, paracetamol, omeprazole, trimethoprim, amitriptyline, hydrocodone?
Nitrofurantoin is not reported to interact with amoxicillin, metronidazole, ibuprofen, paracetamol, omeprazole, trimethoprim, amitriptyline, or hydrocodone. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use

Q.Does nitrofurantoin cause constipation or discolor urine?
Nitrofurantoin may discolor the urine, but it is not known to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

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 sensitivity of bacterial infection. Consult your doctor for appropriate prescription based on your medical condition

Q.Is nitrofurantoin a narcotic drug?
No, nitrofurantoin is not a narcotic drug

Q.Does nitrofurantoin affect birth control?
Nitrofurantoin reduces the activity of estrogen-containing contraceptive products and hence may result in 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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)