A synthetic compound with antibacterial properties, used to treat infections of the urinary tract.
- 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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