What is pyeloseptyl (Nitrofurantoin)? What is it for and how is it used?


Pyeloseptyl or Nitrofurantoin is the antibiotic of choice to treat urinary tract infections or uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections that may occur due to certain susceptible bacteria of the macrocrystalline, escherichia coli, klebsiella, enterococci, enterobacter and staphylococcus aureus types. Pyeloseptyl works by destroying bacteria or completely inhibiting their growth. However, Pyeloseptyl is generally useless for the treatment of flu, colds, or other viral infections.

What does pyeloseptyl do?

Because Pyeloseptyl is an antibiotic-based drug, high levels of nitrofurantoin when taken orally are filtered out of the urine and blood by the kidneys. Thanks to this action, this drug settles among the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Pyeloseptyl completely kills bacteria by entering their cell structure and damaging their genetic system (DNA). Thus, bacteria become unable to repair themselves or reproduce. In this way, the infection is cleared.

This medicine works quickly to treat urinary tract infections, typically in just 3 to 7 days. If there are multiple infections, the doctor may recommend taking this medicine regularly over a longer period of time.

How is pyeloseptyl used?

Pyeloseptyl is produced in different forms. These forms are in the form of suspension, capsule and tablet. Doses should be taken as prescribed by the doctor or as in the package insert. The drug package insert should also be checked for exact dosage recommendations. Piyeloseptyl is taken in tablet form 3-4 times a day for the treatment of infection and once a day to prevent infections with plenty of water.

Pyeloseptyl is taken as a suspension 2-3 times a day with food. Piyeloseptyl as a suspension must be shaken well before each use. It is also recommended to take extra fluid while taking it as a suspension. The use of magnesium trisilicate-based antacids is not recommended while using this medication. Because magnesium trisilicate-based antacid types are paired with Pyeloseptyl, greatly inhibiting the full absorption of the drug.

Does Pyeloseptyl interact with other medications?

Pyeloseptyl may interact severely with other medications, herbs, or vitamins used. This interaction means that a component completely changes the working principle of the drug. This would be greatly harmful or hinder the effect of the drug. In order to avoid possible interactions, the doctor should be given detailed information about all drugs.

What are the side effects of Pyeloseptyl?

In clinical-based studies with pyeloseptyl, the most common adverse reactions reported possibly related to this drug were nausea, headaches, and gas formation at the rate of vaccine. However, other known Pyeloseptyl side effects include:

Gastrointestinal side effects: Abdominal pains, diarrhea, constipation and indigestion

Respiratory-based adverse events: Acute pulmonary sensitivity

Neurologically based side effects: Fatigue, dizziness and amblyopia

Allergic-based side effects: Urticaria and itching

Dermatologically based side effects: Alopecia areata or ringworm

Precautions while using pyeloseptyl

Pyeloseptyl may cause severe tiredness or dizziness. These symptoms may become much worse if this drug is consumed together with alcohol and some drugs. Therefore, it should be used with caution.

Pyeloseptyl may very rarely cause serious and in some cases life-threatening lung problems. This can generally occur in patients taking Piyeloseptyl for 6 to 10 months. These problems can also occur without any warning signs. If pyeloseptyl is to be used for an extended period of time, lung function tests may be performed to check for possible side effects or complications.

Pyeloseptyl piyeloseptyl may very rarely cause life-threatening liver problems. In case of sudden yellowing of the skin or eyes, the doctor should be informed immediately.

Pyeloseptyl may rarely cause nerve problems. These side effects are much more likely to occur in patients with reduced kidney function, anemia, diabetes, electrolyte problems or low vitamin B levels. The doctor should be informed as soon as tingling, burning or numbness is felt in the hands or feet.

Mild diarrhea is common due to the use of antibiotics. However, very rarely, a more serious diarrheal condition known as pseudomembranous colitis can occur. This side effect may develop with the use of the drug or within the first few months after the drug is discontinued. Therefore, in case of stomach cramps, pain or severe diarrhea, a doctor should be consulted immediately.

Long-term use of this drug may lead to a different and secondary infection. When symptoms of a different infection occur, the doctor should be informed immediately. For the treatment of this infection Pyeloseptyl can be changed.

Pyeloseptyl only works for bacteria. It never cures viral infections such as flu infections.

This medicine can completely discolor the urine. This is perfectly normal and should not be alarmed.

The results of some tests for diabetes may be inaccurate due to the use of this drug.

This drug should be used with caution, especially with elderly individuals. This is because elderly individuals may be much more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially liver or lung problems.

Pyeloseptyl should never be used in infants younger than 1 month. Otherwise, this drug may increase the risk of anemia in children.

Can pyeloseptyl be taken while pregnant?

Since such a situation requires special attention, a doctor should be consulted. Pregnancy category: B

Can pyeloseptyl be taken by breastfeeding mothers or while breastfeeding?

Again, since these situations will require special attention, it is necessary to consult a doctor.