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what is nitrofurantoin used for

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
UTIs: This antibiotic can be used to treat several infections , but it is an important drug for the urinary tract. It is an effective agent to prevent infec ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It treats some urinary tract infections, not gonorrhea.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotic: Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely!: No interactions are known. Go for it!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
48 hours: Give it 48 hours. If you still have symptoms contact your doctor. Was your urine cultured before you started it?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: If taken in amount above what is prescribed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Nitofurantoin: Same drug in different formulation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urinary antiseptic: Often used to treat cystitis. It has a huge number of potential side-effects, most of which are too detailed to go into here. Long term it may produ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nitrofurantoin: Nitrofurantoin comes in suppository form - don't know of any liquid that goes in the rectum.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiane Smith
18 years experience Family Medicine
Manufacturing info: Sounds like some manufacturer's information.
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