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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Nitrofur, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Nitrofur side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Nitrofur.

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The most commonly reported Nitrofur side effects are:
Muscle Twitch (2 reports)
Allergy To Sulfur (1 reports)

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Nitrofur Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Nitrofur reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Nitrofur on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Dyspnoea, Hypoxia
on Nov 21, 2013 Female from US , 66 years of age, weighting 326.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: dyspnoea, hypoxia. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin C
  • Docusate
  • Duloxetine
  • Gabapentin
  • Heparin
  • Hydromorphone
  • Insulin Glargine
  • Multivitamin
Patient was hospitalized.

Body Temperature Increased, Chills
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: body temperature increased, chills on Nov 19, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg 14 Twice Daily Oral.

Product Quality Issue
Adverse event was reported on Nov 19, 2013 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 22 years of age, After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: product quality issue.

Pulmonary Fibrosis, Weight Decreased, Dyspnoea, Rash, Cough, Pleuritic Pain
on Nov 18, 2013 Female from GB , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: pulmonary fibrosis, weight decreased, dyspnoea, rash, cough, pleuritic pain. Nitrofurantoin dosage: At Night.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.


Erythema, Skin Swelling, Skin Discomfort
on Nov 08, 2013 Female from US , 38 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: erythema, skin swelling, skin discomfort. Nitrofurantoin dosage: Taken By Mouth?qty:14.

Fatigue, Decreased Appetite, Lymphadenopathy, Hepatosplenomegaly, Infectious Mononucleosis, Autoimmune Hepatitis
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: fatigue, decreased appetite, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, infectious mononucleosis, autoimmune hepatitis on Oct 31, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 27 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100mg Twice A Day Taken By Mouth. Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Vision Blurred, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Sensation Of Heaviness, Skin Disorder, Eye Disorder, Hypertension
Adverse event was reported on Oct 22, 2013 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: 7 Day Course) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 81 years of age, weighting 127.5 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: rash, chest discomfort, dyspnoea, vision blurred, musculoskeletal stiffness, sensation of heaviness, skin disorder, eye disorder, hypertension.
Associated medications used:
  • Omeprazole (Long Term)
  • Gaviscon (Long Term)
  • Paracetamol (Long Term)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test Decreased, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Dyspnoea Exertional, Inflammation
on Oct 17, 2013 Female from GB , 73 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary function test decreased, oxygen saturation decreased, dyspnoea exertional, inflammation. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Nausea, Vomiting, Pruritus
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from US , 33 years of age, weighting 182.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin 100 Mg. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: nausea, vomiting, pruritus. Nitrofurantoin 100 Mg dosage: N/A.

Pulmonary Haemorrhage, Wheezing, Cough, Fatigue, Muscular Weakness, Abasia, Dyspnoea, Amnesia
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin Capsules Usp. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: pulmonary haemorrhage, wheezing, cough, fatigue, muscular weakness, abasia, dyspnoea, amnesia on Oct 16, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, weighting 344.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Nitrofurantoin Capsules Usp dosage: 100 Mg, Bid.
Associated medications used:
  • Verapamil (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Gabapentin (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Paxil//paroxetine Hydrochloride (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Bupropion (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Lasix (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Klor Con (Unk Df, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Toxicity, Chest Pain, Dyspnoea
Adverse event was reported on Oct 09, 2013 by a Male taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, weighting 141.0 lb, Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: pulmonary toxicity, chest pain, dyspnoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Chromaturia
on Oct 07, 2013 Female from US , 25 years of age, weighting 270.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: chromaturia. Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate dosage: 1 Capsule, Twice Daily, Taken By Mouth.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Pyrexia, Chills, Headache, Lung Infection
on Oct 04, 2013 Female from US , 37 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: pyrexia, chills, headache, lung infection. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 1 Pill.

Pulmonary Toxicity, Dyspnoea, Cough, Tachypnoea, Rales, Computerised Tomogram Thorax Abnormal
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: pulmonary toxicity, dyspnoea, cough, tachypnoea, rales, computerised tomogram thorax abnormal on Oct 03, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Female , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.

Vision Blurred, Confusional State
Adverse event was reported on Sep 23, 2013 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 76 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: vision blurred, confusional state.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Pulmonary Toxicity, Interstitial Lung Disease, Hepatotoxicity, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Jaundice, Fatigue, Asthenia, Chromaturia, Pyrexia
on Sep 20, 2013 Female from CA , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: pulmonary toxicity, interstitial lung disease, hepatotoxicity, hepatic encephalopathy, jaundice, fatigue, asthenia, chromaturia, pyrexia. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg, Once Or Twice Daily.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
on Sep 18, 2013 Female from US , 49 years of age, weighting 170.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: multiple sclerosis relapse. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Organising Pneumonia
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: organising pneumonia on Sep 16, 2013 from CA Additional patient health information: Male , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Tooth Discolouration
Adverse event was reported on Sep 16, 2013 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin Capsules, Usp (macrocrystals) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 92 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: tooth discolouration.

Hypersensitivity, Oropharyngeal Pain, Dysphonia
on Sep 16, 2013 Female from US , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin Capsules, Usp (macrocrystals). Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: hypersensitivity, oropharyngeal pain, dysphonia. Nitrofurantoin Capsules, Usp (macrocrystals) dosage: N/A.

Organising Pneumonia, Dyspnoea, Cough, Rales, Neutrophilia, Lung Infiltration, Pleural Effusion, Cyanosis
on Sep 13, 2013 Male from CA , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: organising pneumonia, dyspnoea, cough, rales, neutrophilia, lung infiltration, pleural effusion, cyanosis. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg, Bid.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Confusional State, Acute Hepatic Failure, Hepatotoxicity, Encephalopathy, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Asterixis
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: confusional state, acute hepatic failure, hepatotoxicity, encephalopathy, international normalised ratio increased, asterixis on Sep 11, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 1 Capsule Qd Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Headache, Malaise, Asthenia, Poisoning
Adverse event was reported on Sep 10, 2013 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: 100 Mg. Cap 1 Pills/ Twice Daily By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 78 years of age, weighting 114.0 lb, Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: pyrexia, headache, malaise, asthenia, poisoning.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Nausea, Retching, Diarrhoea, Renal Failure Acute
on Nov 26, 2013 Female from GB , 86 years of age, weighting 140.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: nausea, retching, diarrhoea, renal failure acute. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 400 Milligram Daily;.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Alendronate
  • Calcichew D3
  • Olmesartan
  • Digoxin
  • Warfarin
  • Truvada
Patient was hospitalized.

Weight Decreased, Interstitial Lung Disease, Uterine Leiomyoma
on Sep 03, 2013 Female from US , 88 years of age, weighting 114.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: weight decreased, interstitial lung disease, uterine leiomyoma. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.

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