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Were you looking for information about Nitrofurantoin? Nitrofurantin is a common misspelling of nitrofurantoin.
Available by prescription only, nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®, Macrodantin®, Furadantin®) is a drug used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). The medicine comes in the form of a capsule or a liquid. Your individual dosage will depend on a number of factors, such as your age, the product you are using, and whether you are using it to treat or prevent a UTI.
Possible side effects of nitrofurantoin include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. However, most people tolerate it well. Before starting treatment with this antibiotic, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or if you have any other medical conditions, such as kidney disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, or any allergies. Also, be sure to provide your healthcare provider with a list of all your current medications.
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