ABOUT THE DRUG:
The active ingredient of the drug is Nitrofurantoin. It is mainly prescribed in the treatment of urinary tract infection.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The medicine is mainly used in the treatment of several types of urinary tract infections and also bacterial infections of the bladder. It may also be used in the treatment of other diseases which is not mentioned in the list.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Nitrofurantoin is an antibacterial and antimicrobial that works by slowing the growth of bacteria in the body.
The manufacturer of Martifur – 50 mg is Nicholas Piramal (India). You can purchase Martifur – 50 mg online also.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strengths:
Martifur – 50 mg
Martifur – 100 mg
DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any other ingredients.
Have ever had kidney disease
Have anaemia, diabetes
Are prone to allergies
Are allergic to Nitrofurantoin or any other ingredient of this drug
Ever had an allergic reaction to any skin preparation
Have a genetic enzyme deficiency, or any type of debilitating disease
Have an electrolyte imbalance or vitamin B deficiency
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breastfeeding your baby
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dosage of the medicine depends from person to person basis. The dosage is usually fixed by your doctor after examining you thoroughly. It mainly depends on factors such as severity of condition, age, weight, drug interaction, and response to treatment and so on.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The medicine is to be taken exactly as instructed by your doctor. It is to be taken by mouth with the help of a glass of water. Never crush the medicine. Take the medicine as a whole. Also follow the instruction of your doctor regarding the dosage of the medicine and never under or over dose.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
The medicine is to be taken for the entire prescribed period of time and should not be stopped in between as it may lead to adverse effect in the body.
Take medical help as soon as possible in case of overdose of the medicine. Overdose of the medicine should be avoided as much as possible as it may lead to several side effects.
In case of missed dose you must take the medicine as soon as you remember provided there is sufficient gap between two doses. Never double dose to compensate for the missed dose. Try taking the medicine at the same time each day so that chance of missing the dose is not there.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MARTIFUR MR 50MG:
• Loss of appetite
• Dark yellow or brown urine
• The above condition is expected to vanish after some time. To avoid nausea you can take the medicine with food.
• Lung problems
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Unusual/persistent cough
• Persistent or severe headache
• Mental/mood changes
• Vision changes
• Abdominal pain
• Allergic reaction
• Abnormal blood counts
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
You must share the list of medicines that you are taking currently especially the medicines such as choline magnesium, magnesium salicylates, probenecid and so on so as to avoid any kind of drug interaction. Drug interaction may increase or decrease the working of the medicine and may result in various side effects too. Never start any new medicine without the consultation of your doctor. Also keep a list of medicines that you are allergic to and provide it to your doctor.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Do not share the medicine with anyone even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
Use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose.
Store the medicine in a cool and dry pace away from heat, light and moisture.
Never use the expired drug.
Taking the medicine as per prescription is very important. Never under dose or overdose.
It is essential to keep a record of medicines that you are taking along with Nitrofurantoin for reference purpose.
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