Hello and welcome to HCM
Niftran is the market name for drug Nitrofurantoin
It is used for urinary trat infection.
It is effective against a variety of bacteria and its usage has increased because a number of infectious agents have developd resistance against other drugs.
This drug is safe during pregnancy
Side effects like nausea, vomiting
, and diarrhea
are known to occur with this drug. Other less common reactions include fever, chills, and hypersensitivity
Urine appears brown after taking this drug but this is harmless.
If the side effects are distressing then please consult your GP to reduce the dosage or to substitute it with other drug.
Thank you and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal