Nitrofurantoin

In the US, Nitrofurantoin (nitrofurantoin systemic) is a member of the drug class urinary anti-infectives and is used to treat Bladder Infection, Prevention of Bladder infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J01XE01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000067-20-9

Chemical Formula

C8-H6-N4-O5

Molecular Weight

238

Therapeutic Categories

Antibacterial: Nitrofuran-derivative

Urinary tract antiseptic

Chemical Name

2,4-Imidazolidinedione, 1-[[(5-nitro-2-furanyl)methylene]amino]- (USP)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Nitrofurantoin (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Nitrofurantoïne (OS: DCF)
  • F 30 (IS)
  • NF 153 (IS)
  • Nitrofurantoin (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Nitrofurantoïne (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Nitrofurantoinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Furadoninum monohydrate (IS)
  • UNII-E1QI2CQQ1I (IS)
  • Nitrofurantoin (PH: Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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