Nitrofurantoin 50mg, 100mg (M/R)
Buy Nitrofurantoin for Cystitis
Nitrofurantoin is the first line antibiotic treatment for cystitis, especially if trimethoprim has been used within the last 12 months. Nitrofurantoin has been found to have less bacterial resistance than trimethoprim. It is available in 50mg tablets and 100mg modified release (M/R) capsules. Our doctors will recommend the best choice of antibiotic depending on the information provided during your consultation.
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Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic. It is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Do not take Nitrofurantoin if:
|Pregnancy and Breastfeeding||
Nitrofurantoin should not be used during labour or delivery because there is a possibility that use at this stage may affect the baby. If you want to breastfeed, please consult your doctor first.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
Some cystitis infections may clear up of their own accord. You can ease symptoms by drinking 2-3 litres a day to flush the bladder and by taking cranberry tablets which are available from your pharmacy. Trimethoprim is another antibiotic available if Nitrofurantoin is not appropriate. Other antibiotics can be used for the treatment of more serious cases of cystitis. These are not prescribed by Anytime Doctor as more serious UTIs may need close monitoring.
|Looking after your medicine||
Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Nitrofurantoin 50mg Patient Information Leaflet
Nitrofurantoin 100mg (M/R) Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: nitrofurantoin
Last Reviewed 21/04/2020 Authored 04/09/2009
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