nitrofurantoin

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ni·tro·fur·an·to·in

 (nī′trō-fyo͝o-răn′tō-ĭn)
n.
A derivative of nitrofuran, C8H6N4O5, used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

[nitrofuran + (hydan)toin, one of its constituents; see diphenylhydantoin.]
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Noun1.nitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterianitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
nitrofuran - derivative of furan used to inhibit bacterial growth
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Nitrofurantoin * Furadantin, Macrodantin, Macrobid, Urotoin
sarcoidosis, disorders of connective tissue (lupus SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma), and adverse drug reactions (more than 50 drugs can cause fibrosis including 14 chemotherapy agents, sulfa, penicillin, furadantin, hydralazine apresoline, gold chlorpropamide, allopurinol, hydrochlorthiazide, and dilantin).
During his travels, Porret used an intermittent catheterization program (ICP) and took Furadantin daily.
On the other hand, the life saving essential medicines like anti-bacterial like penicillin, cloxacillin, flucloxacillin, furadantin and many others are not available to poor people who are dying without treatment unable to afford extremely expensive alternatives - a major cause of Pakistan's high death toll in all age groups.
Amoxicillin * Amoxil, Biomox, Polymox, Trimox, Wymox Cephalexin * Biocef, Keflex Celecoxib * Celebrex Diclofenac/Misoprostol * Arthrotec Ipratropium * Atrovent Labetalol * Trandate Methyldopa * Aldomet Naproxen * Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn Nitrofurantoin * Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin Rofecoxib * Vioxx Tiotropium * Spiriva Tolmetin * Tolectin Triamcinalone * Aristocort, Atolone, Kenacort Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim * Bactrim, Cotrim, Septra, Sulfatrim Sulfisoxazole * Gantrisin
Likewise basic first-line anti-bacterials, penicillin V, furadantin, trimethoprim anti-staphylococcal penicillins, anti-hypertensive bendo-fluazide etc disappeared.