nitrofurantoin

A urinary antibacterial agent with a wide range of activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms; also available as n. sodium for injection.

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ni·tro·fu·ran·to·in -fyu̇-'ran-tə-wən n a nitrofuran derivative C8H6N4O5 that is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent used esp. in treating urinary tract infections

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n.
a drug used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary system. It is administered by mouth and may cause nausea, vomiting, and skin rashes. Trade names: Furadantin, Macrodantin.

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ni·tro·fu·ran·to·in (ni″tro-fu-ranґto-in) [USP] a synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial effective against many gram-negative and gram-positive organisms, including Escherichia coli, enterococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, and Klebsiella and Enterobacter species; used in the treatment of urinary tract infections due to susceptible bacteria, administered orally.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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