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nitrofurantoin Line breaks: nitro|fur¦an¦toin
Pronunciation: /ˌnʌɪtrə(ʊ)fjʊˈrantəʊɪn/

Definition of nitrofurantoin in English:


[mass noun]
A synthetic compound with antibacterial properties, used to treat urinary tract infections.
Example sentences
  • If the patient has a urinary tract infection, nitrofurantoin may be useful.
  • All pregnant women should be screened for bacteriuria and subsequently treated with antibiotics such as nitrofurantoin, sulfisoxazole or cephalexin.
  • In pregnant women and in community acquired infections, simple antimicrobial drugs like nitrofurantoin might still be useful.
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