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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more


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Does furadantin (nitrofurantoin) work for uti's or is there antibiotic resistance now?

Does furadantin (nitrofurantoin) work for uti's or is there antibiotic resistance now?

Yes, yes: Furantoin still works for many utis but there is also antibiotic resistance so you may need another antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you die from an overdose of nitrofurantoin antibiotic?

Can you die from an overdose of nitrofurantoin antibiotic?

Probably not: Anything is possible, but i never heard of a Nitrofurantoin overdose - side effects- yes, lethal overdose- no. ...Read more

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I am on nitrofurantoin for a UT I and I wanted to know if it would be safe to take a MDMA pill will on the antibiotic.

I am on nitrofurantoin for a UT I and I wanted to know if it would be safe to take a MDMA pill will on the antibiotic.

No - not safe: MDMA is risky by itself - in a variety of ways. Mixed w/ anything else, the uncertainties explode! Don't do it if you want to take care of yourself. UTIs can get way out of control and when they do it is not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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How long for nitrofurantoin UTI antibiotics to kick in?

How long for nitrofurantoin UTI antibiotics to kick in?

UTI: The action of this antimicrobial is very rapid, but the symptoms, which are a result of inflammation due to the infection, may persist for a day or two. If they persist for a longer time period see your doctor about a possible need to change antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ive ad UTI for 5 wks iam on my 5th lot of antibiotics,the pills iam on now are NITROFURANTOIN?

Ive ad UTI for 5 wks iam on my 5th lot of antibiotics,the pills iam on now are NITROFURANTOIN?

Recurrent uti: Seems you have either frequent reinfection or an internal site that is not clearing. Or the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics. Have cultures been taken? ...Read more

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I'm on BCP's (trisprintec) and I'm on a 5 day antibiotic of nitrofurantoin. How long after taking the antibiotic will my pill become effective again?

I'm on BCP's (trisprintec) and I'm on a 5 day antibiotic of nitrofurantoin. How long after taking the antibiotic will my pill become effective again?

B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take a UTI antibiotic (nitrofurantoin) with a Take Action Levonorgestrel pill?

Is it harmful to take a UTI antibiotic (nitrofurantoin) with a Take Action Levonorgestrel pill?

UTI tx vs BCP: In my opinion the risk of a worsening UTI outweighs the small chance that the antibiotic MAY decrease the effectiveness of your BCP. You may want to use a secondary method of contraception until you start your next pill pack just to be certain ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Furadantin (Definition)

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