What is Niftran® Nitrofurantoin Capsule?
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic medication that is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by certain types of bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called nitrofurans, which work by inhibiting the production of bacterial DNA. Nitrofurantoin is primarily active against gram-negative bacteria such as E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella pneumonia, and it is not very effective against gram-positive bacteria. Niftran 100mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria in the urine that causes infection.
The drug is available in oral and intravenous formulations, and it is typically taken once or twice a day for a period of 5 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection. Nitrofurantoin is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and it is then metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine.
It’s important to note that Nitrofurantoin should not be used if the patient has a history of an allergic reaction to Nitrofurantoin or any other component of the medication. Also, it should be avoided in patients with G-6-PD deficiency.
Nitrofurantoin is considered a safe and effective antibiotic for the treatment of UTIs, but as with any medication, it may cause side effects in some people. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and upset stomach. In rare cases, it may also cause allergic reactions, such as rash, hives, and difficulty breathing.
It is important to take Nitrofurantoin as prescribed and to complete the full course of treatment to ensure the infection is fully treated. If symptoms persist or worsen, it is important to consult a doctor.
Niftran 100mg Capsule is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat and prevent bacterial infections of the urinary tract. It works by killing the bacteria that cause such diseases. But, it will not treat a viral infection.
Niftran 100mg Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may take it with food to avoid nausea, which is a common side effect. It is better to have this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.
Some people may develop side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. This medicine may turn your urine into dark yellow or brown color. But, this is normal and nothing to worry about.
Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffering from any liver, kidney, or heart problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic.
In Treatment of Bacterial infections of the urinary tract. Niftran 100mg Capsule works by stopping the growth of the bacteria in the urine that cause urinary tract infections. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.