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Is nitrofur mac 50 good for boils?

Is nitrofur mac 50 good for boils?

Not likely: Boils, more often than not, are caused by staphylococci or other gram-positive organisms and Nitrofurantoin is not the therapy of choice, and is predominantly used for urinary tract infection. You need to see a doctor, have the boils opened and cultured and be treated based upon the microbiology lab results. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Is nitrofur mac 50 good to take for boils?

Is nitrofur mac 50 good to take for boils?

Nitrofurantoin: Would not use this for this purpose. Predominantly used for uti. ...Read more

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Is nitrofur-macr good for bv?

Is nitrofur-macr good for bv?

No: By BV I assume you mean bacterial vaginosis? If so, the treatment should be metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nitrofur mac 50mg caps for 3 months?

Is it safe to use nitrofur mac 50mg caps for 3 months?

No: Nitrofurantoin can cause numerous toxic side-effects, including interstitial pneumonia. Would discuss with your doctor and assess relative risks and benefits. Must be alternative therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my mom take Imodium (loperamide) whole taking nitrofurantoin mono/Mac. She is 96 yrs old.

Can my mom take Imodium (loperamide) whole taking nitrofurantoin mono/Mac. She is 96 yrs old.

Probably: There is no apparent complication of taking Nitrofurantoin and Imodium (loperamide). However at her age you must be careful in using Imodium (loperamide) as it can constipate easily so need to take it easy in using. What are you using it for and why is it needed? This is the question that I have no information about. If she has diarrhea with more than 6 stools daily and watery then need to be watched and seen. Hope helped. ...Read more

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Will this antibiotic work for my UTI even though I was already on it once and it didn't work? I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have a uti. I was put on nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100mg twice a day for 7 days. I felt better for a few days, but the infection return

Will this antibiotic work for my UTI even though I was already on it once and it didn't work? I am 9 weeks pregnant and I have a uti. I was put on nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100mg twice a day for 7 days. I felt better for a few days, but the infection return

Be: Be confident that your doctor is doing the right thing. The urine culture that was done shows which antibiotics will work and which will not against the bacteria that is causing the infection. If you were put on Nitrofurantoin again then I am sure the culture showed that the bacteria was sensitive to it. Recurrent uti's are very common in pregnancy, and the fact that you took the antibiotic before does not mean it will not work this time.
If you need more reassurance or explanation don't hesitate to contact your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more

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Brown discharge on day 3 of nitrofurantoin mono mac for UTI on day periods due on birth control pills no cramps. Dull back ache normal?

Brown discharge on day 3 of nitrofurantoin mono mac for UTI on day periods due on birth control pills no cramps. Dull back ache normal?

See answer: Nitrofurantion taken for 5-7 days usually a good antibiotic for a simple bladder infection but not a good choice if kidney infection is suspected (fever, chills, flank pain, nausea, feeling sick). Your symptoms of brownish vaginal discharge and dull backache (if low), suggest a gynecological origin unrelated to your UTI (pending or abnormal period, vaginitis, etc). If persists/worsens, call md. ...Read more

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Can u take nitrofur-macr while your taking doxycyline?

Can u take nitrofur-macr while your taking doxycyline?

Yes: But why would you do that? Your question needs to include more information. Two antibiotics for what possible reason? Rephrase the question and will try to respond more specifically. ...Read more

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What is nitrofurantoin and its side effects?

Urinary antiseptic: Often used to treat cystitis. It has a huge number of potential side-effects, most of which are too detailed to go into here. Long term it may produce potentially life-threatening changes in lung tissue. ...Read more

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What's nitrofurantoin-macro and its side effects?

What's nitrofurantoin-macro and its side effects?

Adverse Reactions: Serious: pulmonary fibrosis with prolonged use, hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy, hemolytic anemia in g6pd deficiency. Frequent: n/v, allergy, brown discoloration of urine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin macro-100mg?

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin macro-100mg?

Many: 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% of people taking it, severe lung reactions, hepatitis, hemolytic anemia and peripheral neuropathy. Because of the above I rarely prescribe this drug. ...Read more

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Is it possible for liquid nitrofurantoin to be taken rectally?

Nitrofurantoin: There is a nitrofurantoin suppository but I don't think it would be wise to just pour it in your bum. ...Read more

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What if nitrofurantoin didn't help for a uti?

What if nitrofurantoin didn't help for a uti?

Not a big surprise: Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been well known. Antibiotics should be selected based on sensitivity result on urine culture. Even then, Nitrofurantoin is not a good choice for pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would nitrofurantoin affect my pill (cerazette)?

Possible: In general antibiotics may decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy; nitrofurantoin induces hepatic microsomal enzymes and decreases the contraceptive levels. ...Read more

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Are nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim the same?

Are nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim the same?

No: They both work completely differently - trimethoprim is an antibiotic and nitrofurantoin is something that works more simply, such that we call it a urinary antiseptic. ...Read more

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Which is safer? Nitrofurantoin or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Which is safer? Nitrofurantoin or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

About same, but...: Both are very safe; the frequency of serious adverse reactions is probably about the same. However, nitrofurantoin is less likely to make your body's bacteria resistant to antibiotics, making it harder to treat future infections. Assuming you're being treated for a urinary infection, nitrofurantoin is preferred if active against the bacteria causing it. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Med student in training. What are the pro's & con's of nitrofur-macr?

Med student in training. What are the pro's & con's of nitrofur-macr?

Worth knowing...: Welcome to our ranks. It's a valuable urinary bacteria-killer but the minute the patient gets a nasty cough, discontinue it -- a few percent of patients get a godawful eosinophilic pneumonitis from it. Otherwise it's a great drug. ...Read more

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I'm taking nitrofur-macr 100 mg? Okay I read it wrong...And I been takin the meds once a day and it told me to take it twice of day. What should I do...

Just: Just start taking the medication twice a day as directed until you finish the prescription. You should be ok. If your symptoms do return, call your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) used for?

What is macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) used for?

UTIs: This antibiotic can be used to treat several infections, but it is an important drug for the urinary tract. It is an effective agent to prevent infections in patients at risk of recurrent urinary infections. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nitrofurantoin?

Please describe the medication: nitrofurantoin?

Macrobid: 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 used against e. Co. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more