1mg, best e pharmacy in India




Nitrofurantoin is used for Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

How it works

Nitrofurantoin is used to treat urinary tract infections by killing bacteria in the urine.

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

Showing 10 of 29
  • ₹64 to ₹114
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹68 to ₹330
    Cipla Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹158
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹68 to ₹206
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹87
    Wanbury Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹66 to ₹133
    Walter Bushnell
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹79
    TTK Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹70 to ₹108
    Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹84
    Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹43 to ₹90
    Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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



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


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


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

Show More

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


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


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


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


Is nitrofurantoin safe?
Nitrofurantoin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)