Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules


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  • Treatment for cystitis
  • Three day treatment
  • Active ingredient Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules
  • Treatment from UK Pharmacy

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What is Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules used for:

Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules is an antibiotic used to treat generally straight forward cystitis symptoms. The treatment is for THREE days

How to take Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules:

Nitrofurantoin capsules is suitable for individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 and should be taken orally. If you do not fall into this categoery please contact your GP o NHS 111

One capsule should be taken twice a day for THREE days with food or milk (at meal times)

Do not take Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules if you:


  • have lung, liver or kidney problems
  • any of the interactions or contraindications apply to you written in the product leaflet
  • if you are allergic to Nitrofurantoin, other medicines containing nitrofurantoin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  •  if you have a disease of the kidneys which is severely affecting the way they work (ask your doctor if you are not sure)
  •  if you are in the final stages of pregnancy (labour or delivery) as there is a risk that it might affect the baby
  •  if you have porphyria (blood disorder)
  • if in patients with G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
  • if in infants under three months of age
  •  if you are breast feeding a baby with suspected or known deficiency in an enzyme called G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase).
  • Tell your doctor if you are not sure about any of the above.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking MacroBID:

  • if you have diabetes
  • if you are suffering from any illness causing severe weakness
  • if you have anaemia (a decrease in red blood cells causing pale skin, weakness and breathlessness); a lack of vitamin B or
    abnormal levels of salts in your blood (your doctor will be able to advise you)
  • if you have a history of allergic reactions
  • if you have any problems with your kidneys.
    The above conditions may increase the chance of developing a side effect which causes damage to the nerves, altered sense of feeling,
    like pins and needles.
  • if you lack an enzyme (body chemical) called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, which causes your red blood cells to be more
    easily damaged (this is more common in black people and people of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or Asian origin. Your doctor
    will know)
  • if you have any disease of the lungs, liver or nervous system. If you need to take MacroBID for a number of months, your doctor
    may want to regularly check how your lungs and liver are working
  • if you have false positive results on testing your urine for glucose
  • if you have urine coloured yellow or brown
  • If you experience fatigue, yellowing of the skin or eyes, itching, skin rashes, joint pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting,
    loss of appetite, dark urine, and pale or gray-colored stools. It may be symptoms of liver disorder

Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children

Nitrofurantoin 100mg MR capsules Patient Information Leaflet:

Further Information on Cystitis / Urinary Infections:

Additional information

1 x 6 capsules