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Utab Information

Utab is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection. Utab also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Utab. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Utab can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Utab are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Utab has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Utab has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Utab related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Anemia, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Utab since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Utab have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Utab have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Utab is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Utab Benefits & Uses

Utab is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Utab Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Utab Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Utab safe for pregnant women?


    Utab is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Utab safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Utab. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Utab on the Kidneys?


    Utab rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Utab on the Liver?


    Utab has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Utab on the Heart?


    Utab is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Utab with Other Drugs

Utab should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Utab Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Utab unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Utab

  • Is this Utab habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Utab has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Utab. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Utab only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Utab cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Utab Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Utab


    You can take Utab with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Utab


    Consuming limited amounts of alcohol while taking Utab does not cause any harmful effects. But it is best to observe caution.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Utab

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Utab cause headache?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Utab may cause headache. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of headache is unknown. If you experience severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balms and complete rest even after this if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Utab bacteriostatic or bactericidal?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Utab is bactericidal that means it kills the bacteria. It works by preventing the cell wall synthesis in bacteria. In the absence of the cell wall, the bacteria eventually die.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Utab safe to use?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Utab is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as dark yellow or brown urine, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. If you experience any of the above conditions after taking this medicine then do not hesitate to inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Utab treat kidney disease?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Utab can prevent and treat kidney infection. Utab contain nitrofurantoin which is effective against the bacteria which causes kidney infection hence this drug is used to treat kidney infection.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Utab without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Utab is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, hence do not take this drug without consulting doctor to avoid bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects. It can be harmful to the patients to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Macrobid ® (nitrofurantoin monohydrate/macrocrystals)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 760

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 914-915

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