Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections of the urinary tract caused by certain bacteria.
The common side effects of this medication include:
Nitrofurantoin may also cause your urine to turn dark yellow or brown in colour.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Other rare but serious side effects include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
This medication can affect the levels of other medications in your body. Do let your doctor know if you are taking other medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal products, before starting on this antibiotic.
Inform your doctor if you are taking magnesium trisilicate, a medication used for gastric discomfort.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Please return any unused or expired antibiotics to the pharmacy where you received it from.