WHAT IS NITROFURANTOIN?
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic drug that is mainly prescribed for the treatment of urinary tract infections. This medication may also be used against other conditions not listed here. Nitrofurantoin is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Macrodantin and Martifur (made by Walter Bushnell)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NITROFURANTOIN:
You should not take Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Martifur) if you allergic to it, or if you have severe kidney disease, urination problems, or a history of jaundice or liver problems caused by Nitrofurantoin. Women in their last 2 to 4 weeks of pregnancy should also not take this medicine.
Before taking Nitrofurantoin, notify your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease, anemia, diabetes, an electrolyte imbalance or vitamin B deficiency, a genetic enzyme deficiency, or any type of debilitating disease.
It is recommended that you take Nitrofurantoin with food. Do not use any type of antacids while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor if you need to use an antacid during treatment with Nitrofurantoin.
Use Nitrofurantoin medication regularly and for the complete duration of time as prescribed. Symptoms improve usually before the entire course of the medication is over.
BEFORE TAKING NITROFURANTOIN:
To be sure that Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Martifur) is safe for you, let your doctor known in advance if you have any of these conditions: kidney disease, anemia, diabetes, an electrolyte imbalance or vitamin B deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, or any type of debilitating disease.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE NITROFURANTOIN?
All medications must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor or as mentioned in the medication label or patient leaflet which comes along with the medication. Directions may defer for different conditions and may depend on other factors. Always store Nitrofurantoin in a cool and dry place.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
Missing even a single dose of Nitrofurantoin can be detrimental for your condition. But if you miss a dose due to uncontrollable reasons, take it as soon as you remember it. However, skip the miss dose if it is too long since the original time to take the dose and very close to the time for the next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?
If you think that you have taken an overdose of Nitrofurantoin, contact the Doctor immediately for further course of action.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING NITROFURANTOIN?
Antibiotics medicine can cause diarrhea. Do not take any diarrhea medicine without asking your doctor. Also, do not consume any type of antacids while taking Nitrofurantoin. Ask your doctor about the proper type of antacid to be had.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MARTIFUR 100MG:
Loss of appetite, or headache
Symptoms of lung problems include chest pain
Shortness of breath, or unusual/persistent cough
Infection (fever, persistent sore throat)
Persistent or severe headache, or vision changes
NITROFURANTOIN DOSING INFORMATION:
You must follow the exact dosage of Nitrofurantoin as advised by your doctor. Do not alter it under any circumstances without your doctors advice.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these: magnesium salicylates, choline magnesium, and probenecid. These drugs may interact with Nitrofurantoin. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here is out of scope for this guide. There may be other medications. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Martifur MR 100mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may take it with food to avoid nausea, which is a common side effect. It is better to have this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.
Some people may develop side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. This medicine may turn your urine into dark yellow or brown color. But, this is normal and nothing to worry about.
USES OF MARTIFUR TABLET MR
- Treatment of Bacterial infections of urinary tract
BENEFITS OF MARTIFUR TABLET MR
In Treatment of Bacterial infections of urinary tract
SIDE EFFECTS OF MARTIFUR TABLET MR
Common side effects of Martifur
HOW TO USE MARTIFUR TABLET MR
HOW MARTIFUR TABLET MR WORKS
Use of Martifur 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, who are unable to pass urine or have high creatinine levels.
Use of Martifur 100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.