Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Nitrofurantoin is used to treat urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Furadantin is an antibacterial drug that is used in the treatment of specific urinary tract infections. Furadantin is a liquid antibiotic taken orally. It does not affect viral infections, such as colds or the flu. Furadantin should only be used for very specific infections as prescribed by your doctor.