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Dysaesthesia, Fatigue, Photosensitivity Reaction, Neurotoxicity, Livedo Reticularis, Weight Decreased (8363542-2)
on Apr 27, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • urinary retention
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: dysaesthesia, fatigue, photosensitivity reaction, neurotoxicity, livedo reticularis, weight decreased. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100mg/day.

Gallbladder Disorder, Pain, Cholecystitis Chronic, Post Procedural Constipation, Post Procedural Diarrhoea, Cholecystitis Infective, Abdominal Pain Upper, Procedural Pain, Injury (8359472-2)
Patient was taking Nitrofurant Macro. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: gallbladder disorder, pain, cholecystitis chronic, post procedural constipation, post procedural diarrhoea, cholecystitis infective, abdominal pain upper, procedural pain, injury on May 07, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 24 years of age, weighting 279.5 lb, . Nitrofurant Macro dosage: 100 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Zantac
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Vicodin (Unk Unk, Prn)
  • Ranitidine (300 Mg, Qd)
  • Protonix
  • Metformin Hcl (Unk Unk, Tid)
Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Discomfort, Pyrexia, Tenderness, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Chills, Nausea (8355887-7)
Adverse event was reported on May 08, 2012 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: abdominal discomfort, pyrexia, tenderness, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, vomiting, white blood cell count increased, chills, nausea. Patient was hospitalized.

Headache, Arthralgia, Weight Decreased, Neuropathy Peripheral, Malaise (8341989-8)
on Apr 24, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: headache, arthralgia, weight decreased, neuropathy peripheral, malaise. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.


Fatigue, Photosensitivity Reaction, Weight Decreased, Neuropathy Peripheral, Livedo Reticularis (8341988-6)
on Apr 24, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • prophylaxis
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: fatigue, photosensitivity reaction, weight decreased, neuropathy peripheral, livedo reticularis. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg/day.

Eye Disorder (8339261-5)
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: eye disorder on Apr 27, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, . Nitrofurantoin dosage: 2 As Needed.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Calcium (1 Df, Qd)
  • Vitamin E (400 U, Qd)
  • Fish Oil (4 Df, Qd)
  • Betaseron (Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (25 Mg, Qd)
  • Nifedipine (30 Mg, Qd)
  • Lutein
  • Vitamin E (1000 Iu, Bid)


Pharyngeal Disorder, Lip Swelling, Pruritus (8335902-7)
Adverse event was reported on May 01, 2012 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 18 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: pharyngeal disorder, lip swelling, pruritus.
Associated medications used:
  • Bactrim Ds (One Tab Bid Po Recent)
  • Phenergan
  • Oxybutnin
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Abnormal Loss Of Weight (8328754-2)
on Apr 24, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 189.6 lb, was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: cardiac failure, cardiomyopathy, abnormal loss of weight. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Celebrex
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Medroxyprogesterone
  • Namenda
  • Cardura
  • Baclofen
  • Provigil
  • Lipitor


Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Condition Aggravated (8318075-6)
on Apr 16, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
  • nausea
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: systemic inflammatory response syndrome, condition aggravated. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg, Bid. Patient was hospitalized.

Cough, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory Failure (8317158-4)
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: cough, pulmonary fibrosis, respiratory failure on Apr 18, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • prophylaxis urinary tract infection
and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: At Night.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Furosemide
  • Simvastatin
  • Aspirin
  • Tamsulosin Hcl
  • Lisinopril
Patient was hospitalized.

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (8315774-7)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 13, 2012 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Patient was hospitalized.

Dysgeusia (8311193-8)
on Nov 16, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 75 years of age, was treated with Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: dysgeusia. Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ciprofloxacin


Tremor, Chest Pain (8311192-6)
on Oct 31, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • cystitis
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: tremor, chest pain. Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals dosage: N/A.

Chills, Hepatitis, Dizziness (8311191-4)
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: chills, hepatitis, dizziness on Dec 09, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 157.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
  • headache
and. Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ibuprofen


Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Rash, Fatigue (8311190-2)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 26, 2012 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
  • blood cholesterol increased
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, weighting 124.0 lb, After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: nausea, decreased appetite, rash, fatigue.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lovastatin (20mg X 2 Qhs)
  • Aspirin


Pruritus, Hypersensitivity, Rash (8311188-4)
on Oct 17, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 75 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: pruritus, hypersensitivity, rash. Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Prevacid


Blood Urine Present, Red Blood Cells Urine, Dysuria (8311187-2)
on Jun 16, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 76 years of age, weighting 115.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: blood urine present, red blood cells urine, dysuria. Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/macrocrystals dosage: N/A.

Cerebrovascular Disorder (8310753-8)
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: cerebrovascular disorder on Apr 17, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
  • osteoarthritis
and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Celecoxib (100 Mg, 2x/day)


Emotional Distress, Cerebrovascular Accident, Injury, Anxiety, Pain (8310116-5)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 17, 2012 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin Mono-mcr (Dosage: 100 Mg, Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: emotional distress, cerebrovascular accident, injury, anxiety, pain.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Aggrenox
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Lipitor
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Mevacor (80 Mg, Unk)
  • Phentermine (37.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (100 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension (8307803-1)
on Apr 12, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 74 years of age, was treated with Nitrofurantoin. Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: hypotension. Nitrofurantoin dosage: 100 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amiodarone (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Tamsulosin (400 Mg, Unk)
  • Sutent (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin (500 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Leukocytosis (8306532-8)
on Apr 20, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, weighting 178.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and was treated with Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: pyrexia, leukocytosis. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Tenderness, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Chills, Nausea, Pyrexia, Abdominal Discomfort, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Vomiting (8303695-5)
Patient was taking Nitrofurantoin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: tenderness, white blood cell count increased, chills, nausea, pyrexia, abdominal discomfort, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, vomiting on Apr 16, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Infection, Pyrexia, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (8301509-0)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 16, 2012 by a Female taking Nitrofurantoin (Dosage: 100 Mg, Bid) was diagnosed with
  • urinary tract infection
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 79 years of age, Patient felt the following Nitrofur side effects: infection, pyrexia, systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Premature Labour, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (8299308-1)
on Apr 09, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 26 years of age, weighting 138.0 lb, was treated with Nitrofurantoin. After Nitrofur was administered, patient encountered several Nitrofur side effects: nausea, premature labour, maternal exposure during pregnancy. Nitrofurantoin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Topamax (Every Pm For A Week)
  • Topamax (Every Pm)
  • Topamax (1 Each Evening For 1 Week)
  • Topamax (Every Pm For A Week)
  • Migquin
  • Midrin


Dizziness, Foreign Travel, Nausea, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased (8294028-1)
on Apr 13, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 70 years of age, was treated with Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystalline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nitrofur side effects: dizziness, foreign travel, nausea, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased. Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystalline dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Revatio
  • Lipitor


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Alternative NITROFUR Names:FURADANTIN MACROBID

Active Ingredient: NITROFURA

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 551. View Nitrofur Adverse Reports

Nitrofur safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 23

Reported hospitalizations: 173

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