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West Florida Hospital


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Trade Names :

  • Furadantin
  • Macrobid
  • Macrodantin

See also Antibiotics (General)

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



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

Revision Information

  • 1

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