Niftran 100mg Capsule 20'S

Infection Rx required
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20 Capsule(s) in a Strip Mfr: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
M.R.P.: Rs.199.05

What is NIFTRAN?

  • NIFTRAN contains Nitrofurantoin which belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics
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What NIFTRAN is used for?

  • It is used to prevent and treat infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract

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Talk to your doctor before taking NIFTRAN, if you:

  • are allergic to Nitrofurantoin or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have kidney problems
  • have diabetes
  • have porphyria (blood disorder)
  • have G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
  • are suffering from any illness causing severe weakness
  • have anemia or a lack of vitamin B or abnormal levels of salts in your blood
  • have any disease of the lungs, liver or nervous system
  • NIFTRAN should not be used during labour or delivery because there is a possibility that use at this stage may affect the baby
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • NIFTRAN is not recommended for children under 12 years of age
  • NIFTRAN may cause dizziness and drowsiness. You should not drive or operate machinery if you are affected this way until such symptoms go away

Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • antacids for indigestion (e.g. magnesium trisilicate)
  • medicines for gout (e.g. probenecid or sulfinpyrazone)
  • medicines which slow the passage of food through the stomach (e.g. atropine, hyoscine)
  • medicines for raised pressure in the eye (glaucoma) such as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (e.g. acetazolamide)
  • medicines which make the urine less acid (e.g. potassium citrate mixture)
  • medicines for infections, known as quinolones
  • typhoid vaccine, which is given for the prevention of typhoid
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • It should be swallowed whole with a drink of water
  • Do not cut, crush or chew

For Adults:

  • For treatment of infections: Either one 50mg or 100mg four times a day for seven days
  • For prevention of further infections: Either one 50mg or 100mg at bedtime
  • For prevention of infections during surgery: one 50mg four times a day on the day of the operation and three days thereafter

For Children over three months of age

  • The dose depends on the weight of the child and will be provided by your doctor

If you take more NIFTRAN

  • If you (or someone else) accidentally take too many NIFTRAN, tell your doctor at once or contact the nearest hospital

If you forget to take NIFTRAN

  • Do not worry. If you miss a dose, wait until it is time for your next dose, then go on as normal. Do not take a double dose

If you stop taking NIFTRAN

  • Do not stop taking NIFTRAN unless your doctor instructs you to do so
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash with blistering or itching, flaking skin
  • fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath
  • jaundice
  • headache, extreme changes of mood or mental state, confusion, weakness, blurred vision may occur
  • raised pressure in the skull (causing severe headaches)
  • nausea and headache
  • loose stools
  • loss of appetite, stomach ache and vomiting
  • dizziness, drowsiness
  • bruising, delayed clotting of the blood, sore throat, fever, anemia, cold or persistent cold
  • inflammation of salivary glands (causing facial pains), inflammation of the pancreas gland (causing severe abdominal pain) and joint pains
  • short-term hair loss
  • urinary infections

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Additional Information
Storage
  • Please note that while taking NIFTRAN your urine may become coloured dark yellow or brown. This is quite normal and not a reason to stop taking the medicine
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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