Antimicrobials
Nitrofurantoin

Nitrofurantoin

Low
Excellent
$1/day

Dosing

General Information

First line treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Pyelonephritis or other systemic infections

  • Interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis especially with prolonged use.

  • Peripheral neuropathy

Antacids decrease absorption

Antimicrobial class: Nitrofuran

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 1 hour

Biliary penetration: None

Lung penetration: None

Urine penetration: Therapeutic