Dangers of over-the-counter nitrofurantoin for urinary tract infection.

@article{Crdoba2015DangersOO,
  title={Dangers of over-the-counter nitrofurantoin for urinary tract infection.},
  author={Gloria C{\'o}rdoba and Anne Holm and Lars Bjerrum},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2015},
  volume={351},
  pages={h4186}
}
Over-the-counter nitrofurantoin for self diagnosed uncomplicated cystitis should be considered with caution and may cause more harm than good. Firstly, for antibiotics to be given only to those who will benefit, suspected uncomplicated cystitis must be assessed by a health professional and diagnostic tests performed. Symptoms alone have a low predictive… CONTINUE READING