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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

Dr. Bradford Patt
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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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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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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin antibiotics for my uti?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin antibiotics for my uti?

1-2 drinks..: 1-2 drinks of alcohol separately from time of taking the medicine should not affect the effectiveness of the medication/or cause problems, but be sensible. Be good and don't drink and drive.
Good luck. ...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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Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact there is little evidence supporting a massive increase in pregnancies with antibiotic use, it is better to be safe than sorry. Use the back-up method during the run of your antibiotic and continue for one week afterwards. ...Read more

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Hi I had uti 4 months back with plenty of pus cells, took antibiotics nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin, now pus cells 2-4, is infection gone?

Hi I had uti 4 months back with plenty of pus cells, took antibiotics nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin, now pus cells 2-4, is infection gone?

Not infection: UTI (infection) usually involves a bacterial organism.
Cystitis (inflammation with or without infection) is an irritation of bladder mucosa resulting in chronic WBC cells on UA.

If there is blood cells (RBC) in the urine, you should undergo a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?

I'm wondering can the antibiotic nitrofurantoin mono 100mg affect the pregnancy gestational diabetes glucose test?

Not likely: I checked the warnings and side-effects. No indication that it interfers with glucose testing. Read: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011428/? report=details#side_effects ...Read more

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I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day, day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant?

I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day, day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant?

Low Risk: If you miss one birth-control pill, the best thing to do is to take it as soon as you remember, then take the next one at the regular time. If you don't remember until your next pill is due, take two at once. If you do this, your risk of pregnancy is very low. What you did will also keep your risk low but you may have some spotting. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will untreated orchitis cause atrophy if under two month timespan? It was bacterial. Was given wrong antibiotics. (nitrofurantoin)Was not uti/std. Tested

Will untreated orchitis cause atrophy if under two month timespan? It was bacterial. Was given wrong antibiotics. (nitrofurantoin)Was not uti/std. Tested

Atrophy: Doubtful if infection responded to all antibiotic therapy. It is possible to have some testicular scarring from the infection. Atrophy might result from a very longstanding infection. ...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.

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

I've 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 have been given macrodatin (nitrofurantoin) and fluconazole) for a balanatis condition. Is this antibiotic sutable?

Likely: The Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) will address commonly found urine pathogens, so a reasonable start. Often also 1st choice for patient on other medications. ...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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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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How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, I get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, I get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Medication SEs: Not sure why you asked and answered your own question. It seems pretty straight forward and you have answered it. Am I missing something here? Do you have another question that you really want answered? ...Read more

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. Katharine Cox
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Macrodantin (Definition)

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