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Furantoin Brand names, Furantoin Analogs

Furantoin Brand Names Mixture

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Furantoin Chemical_Formula

C8H6N4O5

Furantoin RX_link

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/nitro25m.htm

Furantoin fda sheet

Furantoin msds (material safety sheet)

Furantoin MSDS

Furantoin Synthesis Reference

No information avaliable

Furantoin Molecular Weight

238.157 g/mol

Furantoin Melting Point

263 oC

Furantoin H2O Solubility

79.5 mg/L

Furantoin State

Solid

Furantoin LogP

-0.04

Furantoin Dosage Forms

Tablet

Furantoin Indication

For the treatment of infection of the urinary tract

Furantoin Pharmacology

Nitrofurantoin, a nitrofuran antibacterial agent, is available in microcrystalline and macrocrystalline form to treat urinary tract infections caused by many gram-negative and some gram-positive bacteria.

Furantoin Absorption

No information avaliable

Furantoin side effects and Toxicity

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Furantoin Patient Information

Patients should be advised to take Macrobid with food (ideally breakfast and dinner) to further enhance tolerance and improve drug absorption. Patients should be instructed to complete the full course of therapy; however, they should be advised to contact their physician if any unusual symptoms occur during therapy.

Patients should be advised not to use antacid preparations containing magnesium trisilicate while taking Macrobid.

Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs including Macrobid should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold). When Macrobid is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by Macrobid or other antibacterial drugs in the future.

Furantoin Organisms Affected

Gram negative and some gram positive bacteria