Definition of nitrofurantoin in English:


Syllabification: ni·tro·fur·an·to·in
Pronunciation: /ˌnītrōˌfyo͝oˈrantōin


  • A synthetic compound with antibacterial properties, used to treat infections of the urinary tract.
    • A bicyclic furan derivative; chemical formula: C8H6N4O5
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    • 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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