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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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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antibacterial: Nitrofuran-derivative

Urinary tract antiseptic

Chemical Name

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

Foreign Names

  • Nitrofurantoinum (Latin)
  • Nitrofurantoin (German)
  • Nitrofurantoïne (French)
  • Nitrofurantoina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Nitrofurantoin (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Nitrofurantoïne (OS: DCF)
  • F 30 (IS)
  • NF 153 (IS)
  • Nitrofurantoin (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Nitrofurantoïne (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nitrofurantoinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Furadoninum monohydrate (IS)
  • Nitrofurantoin monohydrate (PH: Ph. Int. 7)

Brand Names


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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