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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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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

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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?

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?

Call dr/ or ER now!: Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking nitrofurantoin:unusual bleeding or bruisingabdominal or stomach painupper right abdominal pain. Source www. Drugs. Com macrobid. ...Read more

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Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

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

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Have panic attack took Macrobid last night never had allergy to it. How long should I fear allergic reaction happening?

Have panic attack took Macrobid last night never had allergy to it. How long should I fear allergic reaction happening?

Unusual reaction: I would double that this is from macrobid, certainly not typical for allergic reactions. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any drug interactions between Macrobid and celexa (citalopram)?

Is there any drug interactions between Macrobid and celexa (citalopram)?

No: Macrobid is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections (remember to finish all antibiotics regimen). Celexa (citalopram) is generally used as an antidepressant. It works best if taken consistently. Watch for drowsiness/dizziness and do not stop abruptly. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you mix Macrobid antibiotics with alcohol?

Can you mix Macrobid antibiotics with alcohol?

Not a good idea: Mixing alcohol with any medication is not a good idea. Alcohol lowers immune function which is what the antibiotic is trying to bolster. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Macrobid overdose?

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

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I took Macrobid for UTI I been peeing a lot today is my third day too much pee...What to do now?

I took Macrobid for UTI I been peeing a lot today is my third day too much pee...What to do now?

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 more

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Get utis all the time, the thing is im never sure they fully go away, have taken Macrobid many time and it gets rid of it some but not fully. Why?

UTI: You should be evaluated by a urologist. You should have a urine culture and sensitivity done after stopping antibiotics for several days. You may well have a resistant bacterial strain to macrodantin (nitrofurantoin). ...Read more

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Can 100mg Macrobid tablet be opened and taken?

Can 100mg Macrobid tablet be opened and taken?

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