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NITROFURANTOIN

List of brands containing nitrofurantoin   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle nitrofurantoin in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Nitrofurantoin is used to prevent and treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections such as cystitis, caused by susceptible strains of Escherichia coli, enterococci, Staphylococcus aureus and certain susceptible strains of Klebsiella and Enterobacter species.

Nitrofurantoin is not indicated for the treatment of pyelonephritis, perirenal abscesses, systemic infections or prostatitis.

This drug does not have the wide tissue distribution of other therapeutic agents approved for urinary tract infections. Consequently, many patients treated with this active ingredient are predisposed to persistence or recurrence of a bacteriuria.

Before and after the end of treatment, urine samples for culture and sensitivity tests should be obtained. If subsequent to treatment with nitrofurantoin, persistence or recurrence of bacteriuria occurs, it is recommended to select other therapeutic agents that have a greater tissue distribution. When considering the use of nitrofurantoin, must be weighed against the achieved profit with low rates of microbial eradication against the risk of increased systemic toxicity and development of bacterial resistance regarding the use of other antibacterial agents with broader tissue distribution.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given nitrofurantoin.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

Oral suspension:

In addition to the active ingredient, it contains sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, flavor, glycerin, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, and sorbitol.

Capsules:

Each capsule contains either 50mg or 100mg of nitrofurantoin. The other ingredients are talc, corn starch, lactose, carbopol, povidone, sugar, and magnesium stearate. The capsule shell contains gelatin, quinoline yellow, titanium dioxide, and FD&C Blue No.2. The printing ink contains shellac, propylene glycol, titanium dioxide, black iron oxide, ammonium hydroxide, and simethicone.

Tablets:

Each tablet contains either 50mg or 100mg of nitrofurantoin. The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, sodium starch glycollate, and magnesium stearate.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

This medicine contains lactose and sucrose (sugar). If you have been told by your doctor about having an intolerance to some sugars and must avoid them, consult him before taking it

Before taking the drug     

Do not use nitrofurantoin

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to nitrofurantoin or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor you should take this medicine:

- If you have a kidney disease that affects the functioning of this organ, especially when the kidney does not produce urine (anuria), do it is in small quantity (oliguria) or it has a deficient clearance functions
- If you are in the last trimester of pregnancy (38-42 weeks) or immediately before or during delivery, since it can cause severe hemolytic anemia in the baby
- If you suffer from a blood rare disorder called porphyria
- If you have a metabolic disorder called G6PD deficiency (glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase)
- If the patient is a baby less than three months old
- If you are breastfeeding a baby who is suspected or known to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- If you have a history of liver disorders related to the previous take of nitrofurantoin

Take special care with nitrofurantoin

Take special care with the use of this drug and consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking it if:

- You suffer from diabetes
- You suffer any illness that causes significant weakness
- You suffer from anemia (decrease in red blood cells that causes paleness, weakness, and shortness of breath), lack of vitamin B or abnormal levels of salts in the blood. These situations can increase the chance of developing side effects from nerve damage (peripheral neuritis), with altered sensations including stinging, burning or tingling
- If you have any disease of the respiratory tract, liver or nervous system. If you must take nitrofurantoin for several months, the doctor will check probably the proper functioning of the lungs and liver
- You have positive results in urine tests for glucose
- Urine is colored yellow or dark (brownish).

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

It may be necessary to change the dose, or in some cases, discontinue one treatment. This applies to all types of drugs, but especially for:

If you are taking some other medicine may influence the effect of nitrofurantoin, especially:

- Antacids for indigestion, such as magnesium trisilicate, which reduces the absorption of nitrofurantoin
- Medicines for gout , as probenecid or sulfinpyrazone, which reduce elimination in the urine of nitrofurantoin
- Medications for ocular hypertension (glaucoma), such as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
- Medications for urine alkalinization, as potassium citrate
- Other anti-infective drugs, such as quinolones (norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc.)
- Oral Contraceptives, as in these cases, you must also use an additional contraceptive method because nitrofurantoin can reduce the effectiveness of contraceptive
- Typhoid Vaccine.

Use with food and beverages

This medicine should be taken during meals, with food or milk. This helps prevent stomach upset and also favors the intestinal absorption of nitrofurantoin.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation:

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed and there is no alternative. It should be avoided during the last phase of pregnancy (weeks 38-42) and childbirth.

its use is not recommended during lactation.

Children:

Nitrofurantoin should not be used in children less than one-month-old. Some Official Agencies have increased this period up to three months of life.

Elderly:

There are no restrictions on use depending on the patient's age, but according to their organic state, especially with regards to the function of your kidneys.

Driving and using machines

The administration of nitrofurantoin can cause dizziness and drowsiness. If the medication affects you, you should avoid carrying out these activities until the symptoms disappear.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use nitrofurantoin     

Follow carefully instructions of use of nitrofurantoin provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Adults and children over 12 years:

The average dose depends on the type of infection you suffer:

- For treating bladder infections: 50-100 mg 4 times daily for a week or at least three days after the urine remains sterile.
- For the prevention of bladder infections during surgery: 100 mg/12 hours, the day of surgery and the three following days

Remember to take the medicine with milk or food.

Children:

The average dose is 5-7 mg/kg per day, divided in four doses.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take nitrofurantoin     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking nitrofurantoin.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of nitrofurantoin. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with nitrofurantoin at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with nitrofurantoin, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

If you have taken a too high dose of nitrofurantoin, consult your doctor or pharmacist. In the case of overdose, tell your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Take the pack and the rest of unconsumed medicine.

If you forget to take nitrofurantoin

Do not worry. If you remember later that same day, take the appropriate dose. If you miss the dose of a day, take the normal dose the next day

Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.

If you stop taking nitrofurantoin

Do not stop treatment unless your doctor tells you, even if you feel better, as the infection may worsen

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of nitrofurantoin     

Like all medicines, nitrofurantoin can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Most common side effects are mild and disappear when you stop taking the medicine.

Like all medicines, nitrofurantoin can cause allergic reactions, although serious reactions are rare. If you notice wheezing or sudden difficulty breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially if it affects the whole body), stop taking the drug and contact a doctor immediately.

If you experience any of the side effects listed below, stop taking nitrofurantoin and consult your doctor:

- Your lungs may have a reaction to nitrofurantoin, which can develop rapidly, such as one week after starting treatment, or very slowly, especially in elderly patients/span>. This reaction can produce fever, chills, cough, and shortsightedness or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
- Jaundice, produced by inflammation of the liver, which can lead to a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes.
- Inflammation of peripheral nerves, with alteration of sensations and muscle movements . Can also occur headaches,sudden changes in mood or mental state, confusion, weakness and blurred vision. These effects can be serious and, in some cases, permanent.
- Increased pressure inside the skull, which causes severe headaches.

You should be aware that, while taking nitrofurantoin, your urine may be dark yellow or brown. This is normal and is not a reason to stop taking the medicine .

Other side effects include:

- Discomfort and/or headaches
- Loose stools
- Loss of appetite, stomachache , nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Side effects on blood cells, which can lead to hematomas, alteration of coagulation, sore throat, fever, anemia and frequent or persistent colds, with a special susceptibility to respiratory infections.
- Rashes or skin reactions including scaling, diffuse redness or hives, accompanied at times of fever and tachycardia and severe rash with blisters.
- Other reactions may include inflammation of the salivary glands, causing pain in the face.
- inflammation of the pancreas , causing severe abdominal pain and joint pains.
- short-term hair loss.
- Urinary infection by germs that are not sensitive to nitrofurantoin

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of nitrofurantoin, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing nitrofurantoin     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle nitrofurantoin in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

MACRODANTIN 50 mg, 4-30 capsules
MACRODANTIN 100 mg, 30 capsules

Brazil:     

HANTINA 5 mg/ml, 120 ml oral suspension
MACRODANTINA 100 mg, 28 tablets
NITROFEN 100 mg, 24-28 capsules

Canada:     

MACROBID 100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA 50 mg, 100 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA 100 mg, 100 tablets
NOVO-FURANTOIN 50 mg, 100 capsules
NOVO-FURANTOIN 100 mg, 100 capsules
TEVA-NITROFURANTOIN 50 mg, 100 capsules
TEVA-NITROFURANTOIN 100 mg, 100 capsules

France:     

FURANDANTINE 50 mg, 21 capsules
FURANDANTINE 50 mg, tablets

Germany:     

FURADANTIN RETARD 100 mg, 30-50 extended-release capsules
FURADANTIN RP 50 mg, 28-84 capsules
NIFURANTIN 50 mg, 30-50-100 tablets
NIFURANTIN 100 mg, 30-50-100 tablets
NIFURETTEN 20 mg, 50 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN-RATIOPHARM 100 mg, 50 extended-release capsules
URO-TABLINEN, 50 mg, 50-100 tablets

India:     

FURADANTIN 50 mg, tablets
FURADANTIN 100 mg, tablets
FURASOZ 100 mg, tablets
MARTIFUR 100 mg, tablets
NIFTAS 50 mg, tablets
NIFTAS 100 mg, tablets
NIFTRAN 100 mg, capsules
NIFTRAN 5 mg/ml, oral suspension
NITFUR 100 mg, tablets
URIBID 100 mg, tablets
URIFAST 100 mg, capsules
URINIF 100 mg, tablets

Italy:     

FURADANTIN 5 mg/ml, 60 ml oral suspension
FUREDAN 50 mg, 15 tablets
FURIL 50 mg, 40 tablets
MACRODANTIN 50 mg 20 capsules
MACRODANTIN 100 mg 20 capsules
NEOFURADANTIN 50 mg 20 capsules
NEOFURADANTIN100 mg 20 capsules

Japan:     

N/A

Mexico:     

BIOFURIN 100 mg, 40 capsules
FURADANTINA 100 mg, 40 tablets
FURADANTINA 5 mg/ml, 120 ml oral suspension
FURITEX 100 mg, 40 capsules
MACRODANTINA 50 mg, 40 capsules
MACRODANTINA 100 mg, 40 capsules
MACRODANTINA INFANTIL 5 mg/ml, 60 y 120 ml oral suspension
MACROFURIN 100 mg, 40 capsules
NITROFURANTOINA KENER 100 mg, 40 capsules
NITROFURANTOINA MAVI 100 mg, 40 capsules
NITROFURANTOINA PRIMER NIVEL 100 mg, 40 capsules
SURONIT 100 mg, 12 tablets

Pakistan:     

FURADANTIN 100 mg, tablets
FURADIN 50 mg, tablets
FURADIN 100 mg, tablets
FURANTIN 100 mg, tablets

Spain:     

FURANTOINA ERN 50 mg, 50 tablets
FURANTOINA ERN 10 mg/ml, 80 ml oral suspension

Turkey:     

PIYELOSEPTYL 50 mg 30 capsules
PIYELOSEPTYL 100 mg, 30 tablets
PIYELOSEPTYL 5 mg/ml, 100-300 ml oral suspension

United Kingdom:     

ARATOIN 50 mg & 100 mg tablets
FURADANTIN 50 mg, 100 tablets
FURADANTIN 100 mg, 100 tablets
FURADANTIN 5 mg/ml, oral suspension
MACROBID 100 mg, 14 modified-release capsules
MACRODANTIN 50 mg, 30 capsules
MACRODANTIN 100 mg, 30 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN AAH PHARMA 100 mg, 28-100 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN ACTAVIS 50 mg, 100 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN ACTAVIS 100 mg, 100 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN CONCORDIA 50 mg, capsules
NITROFURANTOIN CONCORDIA 100 mg, capsules
NITROFURANTOIN CONCORDIA 5 mg/ml, oral suspension
NITROFURANTOIN DR. REDDY'S 50 mg, 28 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN DR. REDDY'S 100 mg 28 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN GENESIS 50 mg, 28-100 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN GENESIS 100 mg, 28-100 tablets
NITROFURANTOIN MERCURY PHARMA 5 mg/ml, 300 ml oral suspension
NITROFURANTOIN TEVA 100 mg 28 tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

FURADANTIN 5 mg/ml, 230 ml oral suspension
MACROBID 100 mg, 100 capsules
MACRODANTIN 100 mg, 100 capsules
MACRODANTIN 25 mg, 100 capsules
MACRODANTIN 50 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN A-S MEDICATIONS SOLUTIONS 100 mg, 28-30 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN ALVOGEN 100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN ALVOGEN 100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN ALVOGEN 25 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN ALVOGEN 50 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN AMERICAN HEALTH PACK 100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN AMNEAL 5 mg/ml, 230 ml oral suspension
NITROFURANTOIN BLENHEIM PHARMACAL 100 mg, 14-20 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN BLUEPOINT 50-100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN BRYANT RANCH PREPACK 100 mg, 10-60 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN BRYANT RANCH PREPACK 50 mg, 28 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN EON LABS 100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN LAKE ERIE 100 mg, 14-20-28-100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN MYLAN 50-100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN NCS HEALTHCARE OF KY 50-100 mg, 30 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN PD-RX PHARMA 100 mg, 2-10-12-20-40 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 100 mg, 6-10-20-60 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 50 mg, 10-40 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN PRASCO 5 mg/ml, 230 ml oral suspension
NITROFURANTOIN REBEL 100 mg, 14-20 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN REDPHARM 100 mg, 14 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN REMEDYREPACK 100 mg, 10-14-30 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN REMEDYREPACK 50 mg, 30 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN STAT RX USA LLC 100 mg, 14-28 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN TEVA 50-100 mg, 100 capsules
NITROFURANTOIN UDL 50-100 mg, 100 capsules

Page updated: December 17, 2010.