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Were you looking for information about Nitrofurantoin? Nitrofurantion is a common misspelling of nitrofurantoin.
A prescription medicine, nitrofurantoin is used for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs). It is sold under the brand names Macrobid®, Furadantin®, and Macrodantin®. The medicine comes in the form of a liquid or a capsule. Regardless of which product you are taking, you should take your dosage with food, as food increases the absorption of this antibiotic.
Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Before using nitrofurantoin, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider about the medicine's safety precautions. This product may not be suitable for everyone, so your healthcare provider will need to know if you are taking any other medications or have any other medical conditions.
(Click Nitrofurantoin to learn more, including how this medicine works, when and how to take it, and what to do in case of an overdose. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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