Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that is used to eliminate
bacteria that can cause certain kinds of infections of the
bladder and kidneys.
Your doctor has determined how often you or your child should take this
medication. To be effective, doses of Nitrofurantoin should
be taken at intervals as far apart as possible and evenly
spaced. For example, if your doctor tells you to administer it four
times a day, it is best to take one dose every six hours.
However, if you or your child cannot take it at recommended time, you
or your child may still take it at evenly spaced intervals between the
time you or your child wake up in the morning and the time you or your child go to
bed at night (for example, at 7am, noon, 5pm and 10pm).
Nitrofurantoin tablets should be taken with meals or with a
full glass of milk or water.
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Take
any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced
Drink at least 8 full 8-ounce glasses of water or other
liquid every day.
Be sure to complete the whole course as prescribed, even
though symptoms of the infection may have disappeared.
Consult your doctor if you or your child still have symptoms of the
infection after completing the course.
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