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Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, Macrobid) is a drug available in three forms prescribed for the treatment or prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Common side effects include

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Terms related to nitrofurantoin:

  • Furadantin
  • Macrobid
  • Macrodantin