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How Should It Be Stored?

Nitrofurantoin should be stored at room temperature and kept protected from light and moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your dosage as scheduled, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, simply skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Because this medication is an antibiotic, it is important to try not to miss any doses.

Can I Buy Generic Nitrofurantoin?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Furadantin, Generic Macrobid, or Generic Macrodantin).

Who Makes It?

Brand-name Furadantin is made by Sciele Pharma, Inc. Brand-name Macrodantin is made by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Brand-name Macrobid is made by Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions of nitrofurantoin are made by various manufacturers.

Available Strengths

This medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Nitrofurantoin macrocrystalline 25 mg capsules (Macrodantin)
  • Nitrofurantoin macrocrystalline 50 mg capsules (Macrodantin)
  • Nitrofurantoin macrocrystalline 100 mg capsules (Macrodantin)
  • Nitrofurantoin monohydrate/macrocrystalline 100 mg capsules (Macrobid)
  • Nitrofurantoin 25 mg per 5 mL oral suspension (Furadantin).
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