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How long after taking Macrobid can you drink alcohol?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 drink alcohol while on macrobid?

Can you drink alcohol while on macrobid?

Never good.: It is never good to drink alcohol with any medication. Discuss risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Could I drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Yes: This should not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol when I am on macrobid?

Not a good idea: It is generally not a good idea to mix alcohol with any medication. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Would avoid: Alcohol and Macrobid are broken down by the same protein in the liver so the alcohol may cause the Macrobid not to work as well or even cause it to be too much in the system depending if u drink in short spurts or daily. ...Read more

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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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Can I drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin?

Can I drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin?

No: Taking alcohol is never good for you and taking it while you are on medication is doubly bad. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with microbid and Flagyl

Yes but: If you have an infection your system is already stressed out, is best to not drink while taking. It is also rare but possible to have liver problem with this antibiotic, so again, better not to. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with nitrofurantoin?

Not a good idea: Would suggest that you do not drink alcohol. Even moderate drinking while using this antibiotic may result in reduced effectiveness of the drug. ...Read more

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How long should you be off nitrofurantoin before you can drink alcohol?

How long should you be off nitrofurantoin before you can drink alcohol?

Nitrofurantoin: Checked two drug interaction checkers - (Medscape & drugs. Com) which did not show an interaction btwn nitrofurantoin & etoh. ...Read more

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I have a UTI. I am female. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol/ale while on Nitrofurantoin? It's been 4 days since I started the prescription.

I have a UTI. I am female. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol/ale while on Nitrofurantoin? It's been 4 days since I started the prescription.

Alcohol Abuse: Nitrofurantoin is used to treat Urinary tract infections.
Both Nitrofurantoin and Alcohol may cause Headache, unsteadiness, dizziness, and tiredness.

Let the Wise Woman within you ask:

• If you have above symptoms and decide if you want to use alcohol
• If you have depression, anxiety, blackouts, DUI
• Need to see Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, Tolerance, or Dependence ; Therapy
• AA Meetings ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.

No contraindication: However, since alcohol use may be associated with sexual disinhibition, and "athletic" or vigorous sexual activity is associated with UTI's in women, would exercise caution on that front. Alcohol does reduce our body's immune response to infections, and does have some interactions with some antibiotics (taking it with Flagyl can be dangerous), there is no problem with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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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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Safe to drink ensure on macrobid?

Yes: Yes. Make sure you drink a lot of water also ...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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Can I take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Can I take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Latex allergy: Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic. There are no cross-reactive reactions with latex that are likely to occur from this medication. Watch out for potentially cross-reactive foods such as banana, kiwi and avocado. ...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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Will macrobid help any with a possible streptococcus?

Nope: Nitronfurantoin (Macrobid) is not active against strep. In addition, it provides effective levels only in urine, not in blood or other tissues; it is not used against any infection outside the urinary tract. If you think you have a strep infection, see a health professional for testing and a prescription for effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Macrobid overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Macrobid overdose?

Macrobid overdose: Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic medication.
An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid capsules be opened and mixed in with applesauce or food?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) better: You can mix the powder with, apple sauce, yogourt, ice cream etc on a teaspoon and take it that way. We usually prescribe it to taken that way by people, especially young children, who can not swallow pills or capsules. ...Read more

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Can I take Macrobid a week after taking Plan B without it being an issue?

Can I take Macrobid a week after taking Plan B without it being an issue?

Yes.: A week after taking Plan B it's done all it's supposed to do, and antibiotics won't change anything. ...Read more