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Nitrofurantoin Overdose In Children
Seek Emergency care: Please seek care at ER for any significant over dose. For minor change in med - Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States & it will connect you to your local Poison Control Center. It is a free service & is available 24/7. For those who do not speak English – ask for a translator & a three way call with a translator will follow. ...Read more
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more
Over dose: For sign. OD get care at ER. For minor increase in med please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States & it will connect you to your local Poison Control Center. It is a free service & is available 24/7. ...Read more
Treatment for a nitorfur overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
fluids through an intravenous l. ...Read more
Yes: If taken in amount above what is prescribed. ...Read more
Probably not: Anything is possible, but I never heard of a Nitrofurantoin overdose - side effects- yes, lethal overdose- no. ...Read more
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 produce potentially life-threatening changes in lung tissue. ...Read more
Yes: Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These adverse effects occur more frequently with Furadantin (nitrofurantoin) (r), the crystalline form of the drug. Administration of the drug with food reduces gastrointestinal intolerance. Sialadenitis, pancreatitis, parotitis (rare), and pseudomembranous colitis have also been reported. ...Read more
Numerous: Chemical relative of Dilantin (with enuf side-effects to fill a textbook), has many of the same problems. Minor symptoms include GI upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia). Allergic effects can be quite severe. Of major concern is propensity for interstitial pneumonitis (generally with chronic use), hepatitis, ekg changes, headache, dizziness and neuropathies, hemolytic anemia and others. ...Read more
Many: Nitrofurantoin is a urinary antiseptic that does not achieve adequate tissue levels to treat an invasive infection. It has many severe potential toxicities including nausia and vomitting that occur in 17-39% of people taking it, severe lung reactions, hepatitis, hemolytic anemia and peripheral neuropathy. Because of the above I rarely prescribe this drug. ...Read more
Pt with foleys and incontinent of bm, should they take 100mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) daily?
No: Patients who have chronic Foley catheters normally have bacterial colonization of the urine. Antiobiotics should only be used to treat symptomatic infections to lower the likelihood of developing bacterial resistance to the antibiotics. The fecal incontinence should be addressed for general health purposes and to prevent bed sores. ...Read more
I started taking nitrofurantoin Marco 100 mg and now I'm starting to bleed. Should I stop taking them?
Talk to: Your prescriber. It is important to discuss with your doctor before starting any medication ...Read more
My girlfriend stopped taking nitrofurantoin 3 days ago and we just had a bit of an accident. She is on Nuvaring. Are we safe?
As a child I was on 50 mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) a night for many years, could it have something to do with me having sarciodosis now?
No relationship: As far as I know there is no relation between taking macrodsntin and sarcodosis. ...Read more
Does taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) 100mg daily make the pill less effective? Do I have to take other precautionary measures while taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?
Many: This antiseptic has close chemical similarity to diphenylhydantoin (dilantin), a drug with enough side effects to fill an entire textbook. Taken for brief periods this can be a highly effective agent against simple urinary tract infection, but would advise against long-term usage in most circumstances. ...Read more
Not recommended: Nitrofurantoin is a good anitbiotic choice that is often used during pregnancy. But, most often it is drug of choice for bladder infections (uti), not tonsillitis. There are other antibiotics that are still safe in pregnancy but would be better at fighting a tonsillar infection. ...Read more
Taking alcohol is never good for you and taking it while you are on medication is doubly bad. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more