Nitrofurantoin can only be used to treat cystitis (not febrile UTI nor suspected or confirmed pyelonephritis) as the blood levels are low or undetectable.
Total duration of therapy for cystitis should be 5 - 7 days.
Concentration: 10 mg/mL (compounded)
Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor be available on the CHEO Formulary
100 mg capsule (macrocrystals)
50 mg tablet
100 mg tablet
Tablets or capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting oral liquid.
Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the CHEO Formulary.