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Nitrofurantoin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Apo-Nitrofurantoin, Novo-Furantoin

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antibacterial, systemic

Nitrofurantoin (nye-troe-fyoor-AN-toyn) belongs to the family of medicines called anti-infectives. It is used to treat infections of the urinary tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Nitrofurantoin is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
  • Extended-release Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
  • Oral Suspension (U.S.)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Furadantin
  • Macrobid
  • Macrodantin

In Canada -

  • Apo-Nitrofurantoin
  • Macrobid
  • Macrodantin
  • Novo-Furantoin

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Nitrofurantoin: Before Using

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