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Is Is Ok To Take Metronidazole And Nitrofurantoin
If your Dr. OK's it.: Combining multiple antibiotics can have potentially serious complications, including superinfection by bacteria such as 'clostridium dificile'. These three medicines should only be taken together if your doctor has prescribed them go some reason. Never take prescription medicine intended for another person. Strictly speaking, there are no interactions between these meds. (source: epocrates). ...Read more
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
I have been prescribed metronidazole and nitrofurantoin to take together. I also take a benedril a day for allergies. It it safe to combine these?
Is it okay to take both metronidazole and nitrofurantoin for a uti during my second trimester in my pregnancy?
Is it safe to take nitrofurantoin 100mg 2xday with metronidazole 500mg every 6 hours. Taking 1 for UTI and the other for bacterial vaginosis?
Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but it will increase the possibility of nausea ...Read more
What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?
Antibiotics: Still all are effective when appropriately prescribed for specific/"sensitive" infections. ...Read more
Yes but why?: Yes but why do you need to take these 2 drugs? Nitrofurantoin is a urinary antiseptic that does not achieve adequate tissue levels to treat an invasive infection. It has many severe potential toxicities including nausia and vomitting that occur in 17-39%, severe lung reactions, hepatitis, hemolytic anemia and peripheral neuropathy. Because of the above I rarely prescribe this drug. ...Read more
Don't self medicate: Did the physician who prescribed the medication know that you are pregnant? Are you self medicating with antibiotics that were prescribed for a previous infection? Please clear any and all medications with your OBGyn before taking them. ...Read more
Is it okay to take nitrofurantoin and Flagyl together at the same time. I have a UTI and a vaginal BV going at the same time.?
Antibiotics: I know of no specific interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had recent laprascopic ovarian cystectomy, got infections and taking 3 antibiotics nitrofurantoin. Metronizadole and flucoxicillin, is it safe to do so?
Yes: None of these drugs are known to negatively interact with one another. ...Read more
Which is better to treat BV and UTI when I have them both at the same time? Flagyl or ntrofurtoin?
Is it ok to take a generic metronidazole for my bacterial vaginosis? Or should I take a branded one like flagyl?
Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): It is safe to take both medications unless you have an allergy to one or the other. ...Read more
I took metronidazole I stopped taking them because of all the side affects is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) to stop the pain?
Is it ok to take probiotics while taking antibiotics (metronidazole)? Or should I space them out? Having trouble getting my pH balanced.
Sure: It really doesn't matter when you take them. ...Read more
Can Take Together: If prescribed by your doctor, you can take these together and there is no contraindication to that ...Read more
NO: Please don't self medicate. See a physician who can run tests-there are many different causes. ...Read more
NyQuil: Yes, no problem. Good luckGet a more detailed answer ›
Metronidazole dosing: Luckily metronidazole is a relatively safe antibiotic. It doesn't quite make sense to me why you would be taking the large dose consecutively? Usually the 2 gram dose is a 'one time' thing to get rid of BV -bacterial vaginosis. After 1 or 2 days, that dose will have cleared out of the system. Not sure 'why' your doc would give u another round? Maybe you went to a different clinic? It should be OK. ...Read more
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