Nitrofurantoin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Nitrofurantoin?

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• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a urinary tract infection.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Change in color of urine to black, brown, or yellow.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency...

 
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