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Generic Name
Nitrofurantoin
Trade Name
Macrodantin
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Urinary germicide.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals.
  • No adequate human data, no fetal adverse effects have been reported but if used near term it may cause hemolysis in newborn.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts.
  • Safe in breast feeding but it should be avoided in Glucoses-6-Phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficient infants.
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