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Nitrofurantoin
Trade Names
  • Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin

See also Antibiotics (General)

Nitrofurantoin is sometimes taken on an ongoing basis to prevent bladder infections.

 

Magnesium

Take at a Different Time of Day

Magnesium supplements might impair the absorption of nitrofurantoin, 1 so do not take magnesium during the 2 hours before or after your nitrofurantoin dose.

References

1.   Pronsky Z (ed.). Powers and Moore's food medication interactions, 10th ed. Pottstown, PA: Food-Medication Interactions, 1997: 172.



Last reviewed September 2014 by EBSCO CAM Review Board

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