What is Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin) used for?
Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic which is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections. This medication kills the bacteria that cause infections, however it will not work for viral infections.
How should I use Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin)?
Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin) tablets are taken by mouth, either 2 or 4 times per day, and usually for a period of 7 days. You should take this antibiotic with food and a glass of water. It is important to continue taking this medication for the entire period of time for which it was prescribed, as patients who discontinue taking it may notice a return of their symptoms.
What are the side effects of Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin)?
Some side effects of Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin) include discoloration of urine, vaginal itchiness or diarrhea. If you notice any of the following more serious side effects, consult your physician:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nifuran (Nitrofurantoin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.