Distribution: About 60% is distributed in protein bound form. It crosses the placenta
Metabolism: It is partially metabolised in the liver.
Excretion: Most of the drug is excreted mainly in the urine and small amount is excreted in breast milk.
3. Abdominal pain
15. Pseudomembranous colitis
16. Peripheral neuropathy
23. Pulmonary sensitivity reactions
2. Severe renal impairment
5. Creatinine clearance below 60ml/minute
3. Electrolyte abnormalities
4. Diabetes mellitus
5. Vitamin B deficiency
6. G6PD deficiency
Probenecid: Decreased renal clearance and increased serum levels of nitrofurantoin resulting in toxicity.
Magnesium trisilicate: May delay or decrease the absorption of nitrofurantoin.
Food: Increases bioavailability of nitrofurantoin.
Lab tests: Serum glucose decreased. Elevated serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphates. Elevated urinary creatinine levels. False-positive urinary glucose using benedicts reagent.
Adult: 200 - 400mg /day in 4 divided doses with food depending on the severity of infection dose is adjusted.
Long term suppression therapy: 50 - 100mg at bed time
Children above 12 year: same as adult dose.
Children 1 month - 12 years: 5 - 7 mg / kg body weight / day in 4 divided doses
Long term suppression therapy: 1 mg / kg / day at bed time
Home Delivery for Nitrofurantoin in Your City
Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including nitrofurantoin.
However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for nitrofurantoin and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for nitrofurantoin may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take nitrofurantoin only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for nitrofurantoin before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for nitrofurantoin with the pharmacy.
Nitrofurantoin is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for nitrofurantoin might be better known than nitrofurantoin itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have nitrofurantoin in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for nitrofurantoin.