Furadantin Drug Interactions

When certain drugs interact with Furadantin (such as Probenecid or norfloxacin), several problems can result. For example, Furadantin can decrease the effectiveness of the oral typhoid vaccine. In most cases, Furadantin should not be taken with norfloxacin, as it can reduce the effectiveness of norfloxacin. To minimize your risk of interactions, tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you currently take.

An Overview of Interactions With Furadantin

Furadantin® (nitrofurantoin suspension) may interact with a number of other medicines. The medications that may lead to drug interactions with Furadantin can include but are not limited to:

Furadantin Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Furadantin is taken with any of the drugs listed above.
Magnesium Trisilicate
If Furadantin is taken with products containing magnesium trisilicate, your body may not absorb Furadantin adequately. These medications should not be combined.
Furadantin may make norfloxacin less effective. In general, these medications should not be taken together.
Oral Typhoid Vaccine
Furadantin may decrease the effectiveness of the oral typhoid vaccine. If you are taking Furadantin, your oral typhoid vaccine may need to be postponed for at least a day after finishing your Furadantin prescription.
Probenecid can affect the way the kidneys handle Furadantin. This can cause Furadantin to build up in the bloodstream, possibly leading to toxicity, and may also make Furadantin less effective.
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