Definition of nitrofurantoin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnītrōfyo͝oˈran(t)ōən/


A synthetic compound with antibacterial properties, used to treat infections of the urinary tract.
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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Syllabification: ni·tro·fur·an·to·in

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