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Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic capsule that can be used to effectively treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) also referred to as bladder infections or cystitis. This medicine is available for collection from over 1,900 pharmacies.
“Nitrofurantoin is the first choice treatment for uncomplicated water infections in women.”
Nitrofurantoin effectively treats the symptoms of urinary tract infections.
|Nitrofurantoin MR 100mg|
|One capsule taken twice daily for three days. This medicine should be taken at meal times with either food or milk.|
How it works
The antibiotic works by killing the infection causing bacteria found within the urinary tract/bladder.
|Effectiveness||Very effective at treating the bacterial causes of UTIs|
|Side effects||Treatment can cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, stomach ache and dizziness.|
|Collection and delivery||Collection only|
If you have a water infection, our GPs can prescribe Nitrofurantoin to be taken immediately.
The capsules should be taken twice daily with meals or milk and you should begin to see some improvement within 48 hours. You should see a doctor if your symptoms are not improving after 48 hours or if they continue for longer than three days.
Does Nitrofurantoin treat the underlying causes of urinary tract infections?
Yes. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria causing the bladder infection. It is the first choice medicine for treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
Nitrofurantoin has been recognised as the first choice antibiotic treatment for all UTIs by Public Health England. However, if for any reason Nitrofurantoin is not suitable, our GPs may prescribe Trimethoprim as an alternative treatment.
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Mild symptoms of UTIs may also clear up on their own within a few days. You should drink plenty of water and refrain from sexual intercourse during this time. Over-the-counter painkillers can also be taken to help relieve pain or discomfort.