What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystal (Bulk) 100 % Powder to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Possibly Safe: CONTRAINDICATED AT TERM (38 TO 42 WEEKS GESTATION),D/T RISK OF HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: CONTRAINDICATED IN G6PD DEFICIENT INFANTS AND <1 MO D/T HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA RISK

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Beers Criteria contraindicates use in CrCL<30mL/min. due to increased risk for neuropathy, hepatic/pulmonary fibrosis. Neuro/Psych-Peripheral neuropathy risk particularly with long term UTI suppression and renal dysfunction. Pulmonary-Interstitial pneumonitis/fibrosis risk. Hepatic-Case reports of severe hepatotoxicity in the elderly on long term UTI suppressive therapy.

Giving Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystal (Bulk) 100 % Powder to a child under 12

  • Contraindication: May cause hemolytic anemia in neonates under 1 month of age.

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