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Niftas 50 MG Tablet 10

Niftas 50 MG Tablet 10

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    • Rs. 59.00

    Uses :

    Nitrofurantoin is the active ingredient of niftas. Niftas tablet or the nitrofurantoin is used for treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract such as kidney, bladder, and pelvic infections.

    Mode of drug action


    Nitrofurantoin is a bacteriostatic drug and works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis.

    What are the common side effects?

    The common side effects of nitrofurantoin are diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, skin rash, loss of appetite, and headache.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Urine may appear dark yellow or brown in color. It is due to the color of the medicine and not an adverse effect.

    • Complete the course of Niftas medicine.

    • Don’t stop taking the medication even if the symptoms subside as there is a chance of recurrence of infection.

    • Not recommended for infants under one month old as nitrofurantoin can cause hemolytic anemia.

    What else should I know?

    1. Is nitrofurantoin an antibiotic? Yes. Nitrofurantoin belongs to the class of nitrofuran antibiotics.

    2. Can nitrofurantoin be taken with food? Nitrofurantoin tablet is preferably taken after food to prevent nausea and for better absorption of the drug.

    3. Can nitrofurantoin be taken with antacids? Nitrofurantoin or tab niftas should not be taken with antacids containing magnesium as magnesium can impair complete absorption of nitrofurantoin.

    4. Is nitrofurantoin safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding? Nitrofurantoin is a pregnancy category B drug and is considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, avoid use in case of mothers who are breastfeeding a month old baby as nitrofurantoin can be excreted through milk and cause hemolytic anemia in infants.

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