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Nitrofurantoin

See also Antibiotics (General)

Nitrofurantoin is sometimes taken on an ongoing basis to prevent bladder infections.

 

Interaction

Substance: Magnesium

Effect: Take at a Different Time of Day

Magnesium supplements might impair the absorption of nitrofurantoin,1 so do not take magnesium during the 2 hours before or after your nitrofurantoin dose.

 

References

1. Pronsky Z (ed.). Powers and Moore's food medication interactions, 10th ed. Pottstown, PA: Food-Medication Interactions, 1997: 172.

Last reviewed December 2015 by EBSCO CAM Review Board  Last Updated: 12/15/2015