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Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that can be used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections, such as cystitis. It is also available as a branded drug under different names. It works by entering the cells of the bacteria and damaging the genetic material so that they cannot reproduce.
A three-day course is usually enough to clear an infection that otherwise would not clear without treatment. Symptoms are expected to improve within two days. Always consult a healthcare provider for recommendations and if symptoms worsen.
The active ingredient found in the medication is known as nitrofurantoin which helps kill the infection and prevents the bacteria from growing.
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What is Nitrofurantoin?
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic medication used to treat infections in the bladder, kidney but it is mostly known to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
How does it work?
The capsules contain the active substance nitrofurantoin in a macrocrystalline form which kills the infection and ensures the bacteria causing the infection cannot reproduce by interfering with the bacterial cell wall membrane. The MR in the name is to denote ''modified release'' which indicates that the drug is released at slower but constant rate to maintain a steady level of the drug in the system.
Is Nitrofurantoin suitable for me?
- Nitrofurantoin may not be suitable for you:
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to nitrofurantoin or any other nitrofurans
- If you have problems with your kidneys
- If you have diabetes or anaemia or if you suffer from an illness that causes severe weakness
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Nitrofurantoin.
One twice daily (ideally 12 hours apart) for three days started at the onset of symptoms. Or as advised by the doctor.
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Nitrofurantoin MR 100mg (MacroBID) Patient Leaflet
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Nitrofurantoin Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Nitrofurantoin online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Nitrofurantoin online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Nitrofurantoin and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Nitrofurantoin online?
You can buy Nitrofurantoin by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Nitrofurantoin you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Nitrofurantoin on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Nitrofurantoin on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Nitrofurantoin from the NHS.
Can you get Nitrofurantoin over the counter?
No, you can’t get Nitrofurantoin over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Nitrofurantoin is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Nitrofurantoin online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Nitrofurantoin.
Is Nitrofurantoin safe?
If you have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Nitrofurantoin then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Nitrofurantoin?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
Can I buy Nitrofurantoin from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Nitrofurantoin, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.
Can I buy Nitrofurantoin from Superdrug?
If you would like to buy Nitrofurantoin, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.
Can I buy Nitrofurantoin from Amazon?
Amazon does not sell medication such as Nitrofurantoin, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.
How long does Nitrofurantoin take to work?
The time it takes for a Nitrofurantoin to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Nitrofurantoin may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Nitrofurantoin?
The effectiveness of Nitrofurantoin can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Nitrofurantoin?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Nitrofurantoin.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Nitrofurantoin in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Nitrofurantoin in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Nitrofurantoin is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Nitrofurantoin?
You can buy Nitrofurantoin online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Nitrofurantoin users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Nitrofurantoin at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Nitrofurantoin head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Nitrofurantoin from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Nitrofurantoin from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Nitrofurantoin cost?
The costs of Nitrofurantoin are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
How does Nitrofurantoin treat a UTI?
Nitrofurantoin works by killing bacteria that cause the infection. It works by interfering with the bacteria's ability to produce proteins and other essential molecules required for their growth and survival. It is important to finish the entire course of medication, even if you feel better. Stopping the medication early may allow the infection to come back.
What kind of drug is Nitrofurantoin?
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that belongs to nitrofuran class of antibiotics. It is primarily used to treat urinary tract infections.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Can I use Nitrofurantoin and drink alcohol?
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin. Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects or may cause reduced absorption of the medication. If you experience any side effects, be sure to contact your doctor.
How quickly does Nitrofurantoin work for a UTI?
It typically takes Nitrofurantoin 2 to 3 days to work for a UTI. However, some people may experience relief from their symptoms within 24 hours. If your symptoms do not improve or they get worse, be sure to contact your doctor.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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Excellent service , easy to use and product received quickly
A very welcome relief for uti very affective quick working treatment great service
Thankyou so much for your help with UTI tablets worked very well ,all cleared up will use again will recommend this pharmacy
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Please with the item recieved just took a rather long time to be delivered a week from the day that I ordered item