Furadantin

Furadantin®
(nitrofurantoin) Oral Suspension

Furadantin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Furadantin (nitrofurantoin), a synthetic chemical, is a stable, yellow, crystalline compound. Furadantin is an antibacterial agent for specific urinary tract infections. Furadantin is available in 25mg/5mL liquid suspension for oral administration.

Furadantin® (nitrofurantoin) Structural Formula Illustration

Inactive Ingredients

Furadantin Oral Suspension contains carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, flavors, glycerin, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, and sorbitol.

What are the possible side effects of nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using nitrofurantoin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • shortness of breath, running out of breath easily;
  • sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack;
  • fever, chills, body aches, unexplained weight loss;
  • peripheral neuropathy - numbness, tingling, or pain in...

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What are the precautions when taking nitrofurantoin oral suspension (Furadantin)?

Before taking nitrofurantoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: kidney disease (e.g., little or no urine output), a certain genetic condition (G-6-PD deficiency), a history of liver problems due to nitrofurantoin use in the past.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, lung disease, numbness/tingling of the arms/legs, vitamin B deficiency, mineral...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/14/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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