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A 66-year-old female asked:

Uti symptoms. went to clinic. dip stick showed more than few rbc's, some white cells and protein in urine. macrobid. scared of possible side effects!

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Safe, well tolerated: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is a safe antibiotic and side effects are infrequent. If you read the list of possible side effects from almost any drug, it can be frightening. But for most drugs, important problems are uncommon.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2017

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