Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. It is very effective in the treatment of urinary tract infections as it has a low rate of bacterial resistance to this agent.
Nitrofurantoin is commonly prescribed to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections. But as it has low blood levels and poor tissue penetration it’s not recommended to use Nitrofurantoin for the treatment of kidney infections, such as perinephric abscesses or pyelonephritis. In fact, all infections outside the bladder should not be treated with the help of Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate.
Nitrofurantoin can be purchased in the forms of capsules and suspension. It is taken orally with food. The liquid dose can be mixed with juice, milk or water to make it easier to swallow.
Nitrofurantoin is presented on the market under the Macrobid trademark. And earlier it was the only option but today a lot of pharmaceutical companies producing Nitrofurantoin generic equivalents with the great price-quality ratio.
Like any other antibiotic Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate can’t be used to treat virus infections. It can’t kill viruses that cause influenza or cold, for example. It may not work in future in case of improper use.