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    What is Nitrofurantoin?

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension is used for Bacterial infections of the bladder, Urinary tract infection and other conditions. Nitrofurantoin Suspension may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Nitrofurantoin Suspension contains Nitrofurantoin as an active ingredient.
    Nitrofurantoin Suspension works by slowing the growth of bacteria.
    Actavis Mid Atlantic manufactures Nitrofurantoin Suspension.
    Detailed information related to Nitrofurantoin Suspension's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension Uses

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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    Nitrofurantoin Suspension Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
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    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Nitrofurantoin Suspension. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Nitrofurantoin Suspension, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Nitrofurantoin Suspension may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Nitrofurantoin Suspension may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Amphotericin B
    • Ascorbic acid
    • Fosphenytoin
    • Gestodene
    • Magnesium oxides and hydroxides
    • Nalidixic acid
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    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Nitrofurantoin Suspension is a contraindication. In addition, Nitrofurantoin Suspension should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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    Where to Buy Nitrofurantoin Suspension

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    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Nitrofurantoin Suspension safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      No
    • Is Nitrofurantoin Suspension safe while breastfeeding?
      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Nitrofurantoin Suspension medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Nitrofurantoin Suspension. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Nitrofurantoin Suspension

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 2, 3, 4, 5

    Overdosage of Nitrofurantoin Suspension

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Nitrofurantoin Suspension, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 6, 7, 8

    Storage of Nitrofurantoin Suspension

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Nitrofurantoin Suspension.
    References: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Expired Nitrofurantoin Suspension

    • Taking a single dose of expired Nitrofurantoin Suspension is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 13, 14

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Nitrofurantoin Suspension

    Nitrofurantoin is safe during pregnancy but it should not be used near delivery time due to the risk of hemolytic anaemia in the newborn. It is an antibacterial agent which comes under subclass urinary antiseptics and used to treat bladder infections. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specified Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) as a category B drug which indicates that animal and human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
    
    According to NIH, reproductive studies of Nitrofurantoin has been performed on rabbits and rats and no evidence of impaired fertility or fetal harm was observed during pregnancy.
    
    Women taking Nitrofurantoin are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.
    
    References
    1. Cimolai N, Cimolai T. Nitrofurantoin and pregnancy. CMAJ. 2007;176(13):1860-1 URL: Accessed December 22, 2017
    2. DailyMed MACROBID- nitrofurantoin monohydrate and nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline capsule URL: Accessed December 22, 2017
    3. Wikipedia Nitrofurantoin URL: Accessed December 22, 2017
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    Nitrofurantoin is an antibacterial agent which comes from the subclass urinary antiseptics. Nitrofurantoin in pregnancy is used to treat urinary tract infections but it should not be used near delivery time due to the risk of hemolytic anemia in the newborn. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specified Nitrofurantoin as a category B drug which indicates that animal and human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester of pregnancy.
    
    According to NIH, reproductive studies of Nitrofurantoin has been performed on rabbits and rats and no evidence of impaired fertility or fetal harm was observed during pregnancy.
    
    Women taking Nitrofurantoin are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.
    
    References
    1.Cimolai N, Cimolai T. Nitrofurantoin and pregnancy. CMAJ. 2007;176(13):1860-1 URL: Accessed January 04, 2018
    2. DailyMed MACROBID- nitrofurantoin monohydrate and nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline capsule URL: Accessed January 04, 2018
    3. Wikipedia Nitrofurantoin URL: Accessed January 04, 2018
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    Yes, Nitrofurantoin is safe during pregnancy but it should not be used near delivery time due to the risk of hemolytic anaemia in the newborn. It is an antibacterial agent which comes under subclass urinary antiseptics and used to treat bladder infections. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specified Nitrofurantoin as a category B drug which indicates that animal and human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
    
    According to NIH, reproductive studies of Nitrofurantoin has been performed on rabbits and rats and no evidence of impaired fertility or fetal harm was observed during pregnancy.
    
    Women taking Nitrofurantoin are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.
    
    References
    1. Cimolai N, Cimolai T. Nitrofurantoin and pregnancy. CMAJ. 2007;176(13):1860-1 URL: Accessed December 22, 2017
    2. DailyMed MACROBID- nitrofurantoin monohydrate and nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline capsule URL: Accessed December 22, 2017
    3. Wikipedia Nitrofurantoin URL: Accessed December 22, 2017
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    News and Updates

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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -- A 2011 committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin may be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy only when other antimicrobial therapies are deemed clinically inappropriate.

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Packages and Strengths

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension is available in the following packages and strengths
    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Packages: 25MG/5ML

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Nitrofurantoin Suspension - Demographic Information

    References

    1. DailyMed LABEL: MACROBID- nitrofurantoin monohydrate and nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline capsule - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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