Furadantin is an effective solution for the treatment and prevention of a certain type of bladder infection. It is an antibiotic. It is composed of Nitrofurantoin as the active component. It is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Alvogen Inc. The dosages are 50 mg and 100 mg. It is composed as a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Alvogen Inc.
Active Ingredient: Nitrofurantoin is the active ingredient used in this medication. This medication inhibits bacterial DNA, RNA, and cell wall protein synthesis. It activates by bacterial flavoproteins to intermediates that inactivate bacterial ribosomal proteins. This drug is used prophylactically as a urinary anti-infective agent against most gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. It is an antibiotic used either short term to treat acute urinary tract infections or long term as chronic prophylaxis against recurrent infections.
Indications: Nitrofurantoin composed medicine is an antibiotic indicated for treatment or prevention of a certain bladder infection. This drug stops the growth of bacteria. Furadantin antibiotic treats only bacterial infections, which is not recommended for viral infections. This medicine should not be used in infants younger than 1-month-old and to treat infections outside the bladder such as kidney infections such as pyelonephritis or perinephric abscesses.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication is an antibiotic approved to treat or prevent certain bladder infections. This drug works by restricting the growth of bacteria. Furadantin is recommended to treat only bacterial infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Dosages: Given antibiotic is available for oral consumption and in dosages as mentioned below:
- 50 mg: It is to be taken 4 times a day to treat an infection or once a day at bedtime to prevent infections, exactly as prescribed by the doctor
- 100 mg: This drug must be used 1 to 4 times a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: Do not consume this drug in case of having severe kidney disease, urination problems, or a history of jaundice or liver problems.