Furadantin (Nitrofurantoin) Dosage and Side Effects
NITROFURANTOIN (nye troe fyoor AN toyn) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat urinary tract infections.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Proper Use of this medication
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food or milk. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -chest pain -cough -difficulty breathing -dizziness, drowsiness -fever or infection -joint aches or pains -pale or blue-tinted skin -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -tingling, burning, pain, or numbness in hands or feet -unusual bleeding or bruising -unusually weak or tired -yellowing of eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -dark urine -diarrhea -headache -loss of appetite -nausea or vomiting -temporary hair loss
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions with this medication
-antacids containing magnesium trisilicate -probenecid -quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin -sulfinpyrazone
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Warnings and Precautions
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you get new symptoms. Drink several glasses of water a day. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, visit your doctor for regular checks on your progress. If you are diabetic, you may get a false positive result for sugar in your urine with certain brands of urine tests. Check with your doctor.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.