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A 21-year-old female asked:

tomorrow is my last day of macrobid and my kidney area still hurts, what should i do?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Recheck: See your doctor and get rechecked. Repeat the ua. You may need a different antibiotic.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
See your doctor: Macrobid is a good antibiotic for a urinary tract infection, but if you have a kidney infection, it is a poor choice; while it concentrates well in urine, it does not achieve appropriate levels inside the tissue itself. I would go see your doctor as soon as possible for evaluation, you don't want kidney damage due to unchecked infection.

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