Nitrofurantoin Capsule

Nitrofurantoin 100 mg SR Capsule

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Nitrofurantoin Capsule is used to treat urinary tract infection which is also known as a bacterial infection that affects the urinary tract.

Nitrofurantoin belongs to the antibiotic family and is used to treat or prevent certain urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin is used to treat urinary infections caused by various bacteria. It kills E. coli, Enterobacter cystitis, Enterococcus, Klebsiella, and Staphylococcus aureus. Nitrofurantoin inhibits the synthesis of bacterial proteins, DNA, and cell walls. Urinary tract infection may also lead to various other issues such as kidney infection that causes renal failure. Therefore, timely treatment of UTI is the way to prevent kidney issues and urinary bladder problems.

This medication starts to work by stopping the growth of bacteria and the antibiotic substance stops the growth of the bacteria by inhibiting the construction of their cell wall which is essential for them for their survival. Nitrofurantoin is typically used for 3 to 5 days, with most patients seeing relief within the first 2 to 3 days.

Benefits Of Nitrofurantoin Capsule 

  • Treat urinary tract infection.
  • Preventing kidney infection.
  • Preventing swelling of the urinary bladder.

Direction To Use This Medicine

Nitrofurantoin Capsules should be taken by mouth, with food or milk, as advised by your doctor. This drug is often given four times per day to treat infection and once per day at night to avoid infections. To avoid stomach discomfort, swallow the drug full after eating a meal.

Precautions Of Nitrofurantoin Capsule 

It will not help with viral infections like the flu or a cold. Any antibiotic’s efficacy might be reduced if it is used unnecessarily or excessively. Nitrofurantoin should not be used in children under the age of one month owing to the possibility of a blood condition called hemolytic anemia. It is not recommended to those who are having a kidney issue then let the doctor know first and consult properly to avoid any critical situation.

Side Effects Of Nitrofurantoin Capsule 

Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, and nausea are the common side effects of Nitrofurantoin Capsules. This medicine does not cause any serious side effects so do not take any kind of serious attention. However, in any case, if Nitrofurantoin Capsule causes any unusual changes in the body or effects then let the doctor know immediately. The following are some common side effects.

  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Rash, itching.
  • Temporary hair loss.

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Nitrofurantoin 100 mg SR Capsule

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