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Who Should Avoid Nitrofurantoin?

Who Should Not Take Nitrofurantoin?

You should not take nitrofurantoin if you:
  • Are allergic to it or to any inactive ingredients used in making it. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are near the end of pregnancy (38 weeks or beyond) or are in labor.
  • Have severe kidney problems.
  • Have had liver problems due to nitrofurantoin before.
Nitrofurantoin products should never be given to infants under one month of age.

Warnings and Precautions for Nitrofurantoin: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which nitrofurantoin should not be taken, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific nitrofurantoin warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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