Furadantin medicine is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Nitrofurantoin component in the pill is used for the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections of the urinary tract. The medicine does the job by simply killing the bacteria that causes such disease. However, the pill does not treat a viral infection. This medicine is a known prescription solution that is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections. The drug in the pill belongs to a group of medicine called nitrofuran antibiotics. These agents shall all work by restricting the growth of bacteria. The medicine is available as an oral suspension. It is taken four times a day, along with food for best outcomes.
Manufacturer: Alvogen Inc.
What Does It Do?
Nitrofurantoin composed drug is an oral antibiotic that is widely used either short term for treating acute urinary tract infections or long term as chronic prophylaxis against condition of recurrent infections. Furadantin medicine is one of the most common causes of solution induced liver disease and can also lead to either an acute or a chronic hepatitis-like syndrome which can be severe and lead to liver failure or cirrhosis like condition.
The medicine Furadantin is a synthetic derivative of imidazolidine Dione, the medicine inhibits bacterial DNA, RNA, and cell wall protein synthesis. Further activated by bacterial flavoproteins to intermediates that inactivate bacterial ribosomal proteins, the pill is used prophylactically as some urinary anti-infective agent which works well against most gram-positive and gram-negative organisms and for notably long-term suppression of infections.
The antibiotic solution is available for oral consumption and in dosages as mentioned below:
• 50 mg: this medicine is to be consumed approx. 4 times a day for the treatment of an infection or once a day at bedtime for preventing the infections, exactly as prescribed by the doctor
• 100 mg: this dosage is to be consumed approx. 1 to 4 times a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Some of the people might develop notable side effects including vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually temporary and shall vanish soon during treatment as the body shall eventually adjusts to the medicine. Consulting the doctor in case these side effects while consuming Furadantin shall bother you or do not go away. This pill composed of Nitrofurantoin may turn your urine into dark yellow or brown color which is normal and nothing to worry about.
Before starting the treatment with this medicine, one must inform the doctor in case you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are suffering from any liver, kidney or heart issues or if you are allergic to any of the antibiotic.