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A 78-year-old female asked:

What would you consider a long term usage of macrobid? i have taken it daily for 1 1/2 years.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Furadantin (nitrofurantoin): This should not be taken chronically in this manner. It has numerous potentially very severe side-effects including interstitial pneumonia and others. It is a close cousin of the drug Dilantin which has full texts written about the toxicities. Would stop this now and discuss with the doctor who ordered it.

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