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Nitrofurantoin
Essential medicine status
General description
Nitrofurantoin is a nitrofuran derivative antibiotic used in the treatment and prophylaxis of acute lower urinary tract infections.
INN
Nitrofurantoin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641) for Infectious cystitis
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Access group antibiotics
  • Oral > Liquid: 25 mg per 5 mL oral liquid
  • Oral > Solid: 100 mg tablet
Indications