Furadantin; Macrobid; Macrodantin 

Urinary Tract Infection; Urinary Tract Infections; Urinary Tract Infections in Adults; Urinary Tract Infections in Child... 

Nitrofurantoin (trade names Furadantin, Macrobid, Microdantina, and Macrodantinis) is an antibiotic drug. While it can fight a wide variety of infections, commonly used to fight urinary tract infections. The drug is considered reasonably safe during pregnancy by the FDA. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of protein in bacteria.

Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are common--only respiratory infections occur more often. In 1997, urinary tract infections (UTIs) accounted for about 8.3 million doctor visits.* Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are poorly understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs in men are not so common, but they can be very serious when they do occur.

Nitrofurantoin as related to Urinary Tract Infections/uti