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I have abnormal bleeding and uti, i'm taking macrobid, what to do?

I have abnormal bleeding and uti, i'm taking macrobid, what to do?

Possibly the Atb: Sometimes Macrobid can cause a light red discoloration to the urine. You should have a urinalysis and a urine culture. If there is blood in the urine further radiographic evaluation should be performed by your primary care physician or urologist. ...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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I accidentally took 2 macrobids of 100mg; should I be worried of overdose?

I accidentally took 2 macrobids of 100mg; should I be worried of overdose?

Not at all...: The usual dose of this med is 100mg 2x/day thus 200mg per day. I assume you are using it for a urinary tract infection. You u are you and healthy, which i assume you are based on the medication given, you should be fine. You can skip a later dose today, or even taking your later usual dose without trouble. So, rest assured...But just be carefull next time around...Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant and got Macrobid prescribed as a capsule. Can I open it and mix the powder with my yogurt?

No you shouldn't: Macrobid capsules should be swallowed whole and not opened, crushed or chewed. They should be taken with or just after a meal. This helps to minimize any stomach upset that may be caused by the medicine and also helps it to be absorbed. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Macrobid for bronchitis and the medicine information says it's for bladder infections im confused!

So am I: Not sure why you would be given Macrobid, there may have been a misunderstanding. Please call your doctor in the morning and make sure that was the medication he intended to give you. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid be used as an effective treatment for a sinus infection?

Can Macrobid be used as an effective treatment for a sinus infection?

No: Macrobid is a drug for urinary tract infections. It's not recommended that sinus infections be treated with antibiotics, unless the symptoms have been going on for a long time. If you did treat, it wouldn't be with macrobid. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

No: It will not work.If you have a sore throat , have the diagnosis confirmed with a quick test and properly treated. Many sore throats are viral and need no antibiotics. ...Read more

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I used to get bladder infections almost every time after sex so I went to the doctor to ask what I can do to prevent them he gave me Macrobid to take right before sex every time and it works well however I really want to get off antibiotics and try someth

I used to get bladder infections almost every time after sex so I went to the doctor to ask what I can do to prevent them he gave me Macrobid to take right before sex every time and it works well however I really want to get off antibiotics and try someth

If it ain't broke: This is a very effective treatment for reccurent uti's in women . I have used this same treatment for my patients for years when other treatments have not worked including douching(worse), cranberry juice and pills, etc. Why stop something that is easy, works and has almost no side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Macrobid for 10 days?

Yes, unless . . .: Nitrofurantoin (branded as macrobid) is often prescribed for 7-10 days to treat urinary tract infections. Just be sure you're not allergic to it! or taking any medication w/that might interact negatively. Also be mindful if you have chronic kidney disease. As always, only take this (and any other) medication as directed by your physician. And don't save any for the next infection! ...Read more

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Read fatal side effects of Macrobid & afraid to take med! How dangerous is this? Pressure sensation but dip stick and office machine said no UTI.

It is: A safe drug. All medications have side effects. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Maybe able to reassure you. I use this medication in appropriate patients and will continue to do so ...Read more

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What would you consider a long term usage of macrobid? I have taken it daily for 1 1/2 years.

What would you consider a long term usage of macrobid?  I have taken it daily for 1 1/2 years.

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