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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
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
I am 21 weeks pregnant and got Macrobid prescribed as a capsule. Can I open it and mix the powder with my yogurt?
I was prescribed Macrobid for bronchitis and the medicine information says it's for bladder infections im confused!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is back pain on left and right side a bad side effect of macrobid? And I have constant stomach pain. Also unexplained bruises on my legs? Help?
Many: This antiseptic has close chemical similarity to diphenylhydantoin (dilantin), a drug with enough side effects to fill an entire textbook. Taken for brief periods this can be a highly effective agent against simple urinary tract infection, but would advise against long-term usage in most circumstances. ...Read more
Have panic attack took Macrobid last night never had allergy to it. How long should I fear allergic reaction happening?
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
Usually supportive: Treatment for a Macrobid overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include: fluids through an intravenous l. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: The best answer I have is to talk to your treating physician. I don't have enough information to give you a detailed response here. You may be drinking more fluids to help resolve the urinary infection, and the additional urination is fine. You may have diabetes or some other complication, and need to be checked. Call your doctor and talk to him or her about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Macrobid: Macrobid is the drug Nitrofurantoin in a special matrix so that the active drug is released over an extended period. This allows twice a day dosing for a drug that is normally given 4 times a day. Opening the tablet will destroy the time-release system. This will cause an overdose of the drug to enter the circulation and then there will be a period when no drug is released.Don't open the tablet. ...Read more