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Long Term Effects Of Macrobid
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. ...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 take Macrobid every time I have sex because I have reoccurring uti's, I heard it causes liver/lung problems& fibrosis, is long term use safe?
Macrobid: Macrobid has been used for many years for treatment of uti's both acute and chronic and also as prophylaxis in preventing uti's in sexually active women. Patients on any long term drug need to be monitored by their physician. There possible problems with the long term use of this drugs, liver function needs to be monitored. There are rare lung complications including lung fibrosis. ...Read more
Hi, I am having bad nausea side effects from taking Nitrofuratoin MacroBID 100mg. How long after last dose will this stop? Thanks
Half life not long: Up to 1 hour. It's not the medication making you feel ill, but the prescribing MD should be notified as soon as you can. ...Read more
24hours: Half life is 12 hours. That means the half of the total dose taken will be gone after 12 hours and then another 12 hours 50% from the other half will be gone and so forth. ...Read more
UTI: You don't retest unless there are symptoms. It is pointless. ...Read more
I have a bottle of Macrobid dispensed april 27, 2012 with no expiration on it. I sense a UTI burning symptoms. Should I take it and for how long?
No: Medication more than a year old should probably not be used as a general principal. More importantly, it is not a good idea to self treat. You need at least a culture and probably a quick exam. ...Read more
Furadantoin/ethanol: Occasionally the GI side-effects of nausea, vomiting and discomfort which can be seen with furadantoin may be worsened if the patient is drinking alcohol. If the furadantoin is well tolerated there should be no contraindication to drinking alcohol. Use your best judgement. ...Read more
How long does it take for the side effect of brown urine to subside when taking the drug Macrobid for a uti?
Varies: The brownish coloration or the urine is from blood in the urine because your baldder was irritated by an infection, for which you are now on the macrobid. However, it may take just a couple of days for the blood to clear up, or s long as a week if it was really irritated. Also, if the infection went up to yor kidneys, could even be longer. Drink lots of water to flush and make sure to finish meds! ...Read more
Call your doctor: Macrobid is a treatment for urinary tract infections. Typical side effects are stomach pain, weakness, and nausea. One of the several side effects that indicate a need to contact your physician is joint pain. Call your prescribing physician and report your knee joint pain. ...Read more
I got Nitrofurantonin (Macrobid) for the UTI and does this affect Azurette (BCP) and how long do I have to use back-up? Only while on antibiotics?
BC interference.: Antibiotics that have been shown to interact with birth control pills include rifampin, and to a lesser extent, penicillin, amoxicillin, ampicillin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, tetracycline, minocycline, metronidazole and nitrofurantoin. Check with your pharmacist for this interaction. ...Read more
Is Macrobid (antibiotic) safe or unsafe for people with a pre-existing prolonged QT interval? Will it prolong QT even more?
Safe in Long QT: Always tell prescribing doc about anything & everything you're taking, including dietary supplements. Also tell him/her about conditions that might affect medication choice eg allergies & abnormal heart conditions eg Family History of sudden cardiac death. Check out http://www. Sads. Org. Uk/drugs_to_avoid. Htm for list of medications to avoid in long QT syndrome. ...Read more
Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) and Macrobid together as long as I space them apart? I also take brimonidine and prednisolone eyedrops. Can these all be taken?
Yes!: There dare no contraindications that I know of1 ...Read more