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Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR Capsules

Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR Capsules

£17.49

Nitrofurantoin is the recommended first- line antibiotic treatment for giving relief from urinary tract infections (UTI), clearing up the infection quickly and allowing you to get on with your day. 

If you are suffering from uncomplicated UTI and experiencing symptoms such as painful or difficult urination then our skilled and experienced pharmacist can make a supply of nitrofurantoin antibiotics, under a patient group direction. All you need to do is fill in a simple medical questionnaire and if treatment is suitable for you a supply will be made. However, if you are not eligible and/ or need to be referred to another practitioner then a supply will not be made and a full refund will be issued.

Suitable for age:

18 Years +

Maximum per order:

1

Consultation required?

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What is Nitrofurantoin?

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the urinary tract. Nitrofurantoin is often prescribed for uncomplicated UTIs caused by certain susceptible bacteria. It’s available in various forms such as capsules, tablets, and liquid suspension. It’s important to take the medication as prescribed by a healthcare professional and to complete the full course even if symptoms improve to ensure the infection is fully treated

UTI’s are fairly common in women, but can also affect men. They are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract and can cause discomfort in the bladder and more severe cases the kidney. 

Although UTIs can be very uncomfortable and if left untreated can be serious, they are normally easily managed. Common cystitis treatment would involve using a combination of simple painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen- sachets to neutralise the pH of the urine such as Cymalon and an antibiotic, such as nitrofurantoin. 

What is Nitrofurantoin used for?

Nitrofurantoin is used to treat UTIs sometimes known as cystitis, bladder or water infections. It kills the bacteria causing discomfort and inflammation in the urinary tract leaving you feeling soothed.

The main symptoms of UTI to look out for are:

  • needing to urinate urgently or more often than usual
  • pain or a burning sensation when urinating
  • smelly or cloudy urine
  • blood in your urine
  • pain in your lower abdomen

If you are unsure whether you are suffering from a UTI you should discuss your symptoms with a doctor or pharmacist who may want you to provide a urine sample to help decide on the right course of treatment.

If treatment is suitable for you, a supply of nitrofurantoin antibiotics can be made at Star pharmacy with our pharmacist, under a patient group direction. However, if you are not eligible and/ or need to be referred to another practitioner then a supply will not be made and a full refund will be given.

How long does it take Nitrofurantoin to work?

Improvement is usually seen within 24 hours of taking the antibiotics and symptoms are usually completely resolved after 3 days. If symptoms are not improving or are worsening consult a doctor.

You may feel better before you have completed the course of antibiotics. However, you must finish your course as advised, even if you feel better. If you stop taking your antibiotic early, the bacteria which cause UTI’s can become resistant to the medication.

How long does it take Nitrofurantoin to work?

Improvement is usually seen within 24 hours of taking nitrofurantoin and symptoms are usually completely resolved after 3 days. If symptoms are not improving or are worsening consult a doctor.

You may feel better before you have completed the course of antibiotics. However, you must finish your course as advised, even if you feel better. If you stop taking your antibiotic early, the bacteria which cause UTI’s can become resistant to the medication.

Will Nitrofurantoin give you thrush?

Because of the way nitrofurantoin works it is extremely rare for you to experience thrush with this medication. However, like all antibiotics including nitrofurantoin, it reduces the bacteria in the body, which can cause the naturally occurring fungus to overgrow in the vagina leading to thrush symptoms.

If you develop vaginal thrush while using any course of antibiotics, thrush treatment is available from Star pharmacy and is fast-acting and easy to use.

How to take Nitrofurantoin?

Nitrofurantoin 100mg modified release capsules are taken twice daily for three days. The dose should be taken with food or milk (e.g. at meal times). 

You can take nitrofurantoin safely with any over the counter painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol. It does not interact with alcohol so a moderate amount of alcohol will not affect how this medicine works. It is, however, not advised to drink alcohol while suffering a UTI as this can irritate the bladder. Drinking plenty of water, non-alcoholic drinks and herbal teas will help you get rid of the infection. 

Additional information
Suitable for age:

18 Years +

Maximum per order:

1

Consultation required?

Yes

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