Who should not take NITROFURANTOIN?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • diabetes
  • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • chronic inflammation of the liver
  • acute inflammation of the liver
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
  • decreased urine production
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
  • cessation of urine production
  • vitamin B deficiency
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function

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