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Macrobid Allergy (Overview)

Nitrofurantoin antibiotic is very often used to treat urinary tract infections. Allergic reactions to this is rather uncommon. However, when it happens the skin reactions could show up as itching, swelling of skin, eczema, and even serious conditions such as stevens-johnson syndrome. Other symptoms affecting gastrointestinal, urinary, blood disorders, liver, and heart disorders can happen.


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What is the definition or description of: Macrobid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Macrobid allergy?

Nitrofurantoin?: Nitrofurantoin antibiotic is very often used to treat urinary tract infections. Allergic reactions to this is rather uncommon. However, when it happens the skin reactions could show up as itching, swelling of skin, eczema, and even serious conditions such as stevens-johnson syndrome. Other symptoms affecting gastrointestinal, urinary, blood disorders, liver, and heart disorders can happen. ...Read more

Macrobid Allergy (Overview)

Nitrofurantoin antibiotic is very often used to treat urinary tract infections. Allergic reactions to this is rather uncommon. However, when it happens the skin reactions could show up as itching, swelling of skin, eczema, and even serious conditions such as stevens-johnson syndrome. Other symptoms affecting gastrointestinal, urinary, blood disorders, liver, and heart disorders can happen.


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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

Dehydration: Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin flushes, with more fluid evaporating. In addition, if a patient isn't feeling well, they often don't drink or eat as much as they typically do. Patient's who are on other medications, including cardiovascular medications, can be more sensitive to the effects of dehydration. Signs of allergic reaction to a medication usually includes rash that is usually hives, swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. ...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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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

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Can Macrobid be used to treat bv?

Can Macrobid be used to treat bv?

No, not indicated: Is used for urinary tract infections. It is excreted by the kidney ; sterilises the urine ; does not affect the vagina. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid turn your stool green?

Can Macrobid turn your stool green?

Macrobid: Not sure about Green stools with Macrobid, but if you get black & tarry stools, bloody stools or clay colored stools - that could be a serious issue. ...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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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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Is it ok to have a glass of wine while taking macrobid?

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

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Is it safe to take Flagyl and Macrobid at the same time?

Is it safe to take Flagyl and Macrobid at the same time?

No interactions: When Flagyl and Macrobid are taken together, there are not any observable interactions in lab studies. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist when taking prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid and a multivitamin be taken at the same time?

Try to separate: Try to separate the doses of antibiotics and supplements to reduce the risk of absorption interference. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink wine while taking macrobid?

Probably OK: Would avoid alcohol for at least an hour before or after taking macrbid. However, by and large alcohol diminishes immune system response. ...Read more

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Abnormal bleeding, uti, macrobid. Please answer, what to do?

Abnormal bleeding, uti, macrobid. Please answer, what to do?

Needs evaluation: Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding need to be thoroughly investigated in women of your age. A detailed medical history, physical examination, pelvic examination is the basic work up and radiologic studies such as Ultrasound and CT san may be needed.

The simple explanation for the above symptoms is due to menopause. ...Read more

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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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Why does Macrobid make me feel dizzy and how can I avoid this feeling?

Nitrofurantoin: This is a serious side-effect stop using Nitrofurantoin and call your doctor at once there are many substitutes for this agent and it should not be used on any long-term basis. Hope you are well soon. ...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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Drank a little wine can I still take macrobid with water or will it cause a reaction?

Should be ok: Should be ok to as you asked. But no more alcohol until done with Macro. By the way, macrobid gets absorbed 20-40-% better if taken with food ...Read more

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How soon after taking macrobid can I have safe sex again without nexplanon being affected?

How soon after taking macrobid can I have safe sex again without nexplanon being affected?

Not very safe: Nitrotrofurantin (Macrobid) has inter reactions with several drugs alcohol, antacids etc may lose its effective- ness. Speak to your doctor, may switch to an antibiotic instead of Macrobid (which is used less often now) Antibiotic is better will not interfere with contraceptives ...Read more

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Taking Macrobid for UTI dr. Called said they cultured it don't have one should I continue macrobid?

Taking Macrobid for UTI dr. Called said they cultured it don't have one should I continue macrobid?

Don't have one what?: If your doctor called to tell you that your urine culture did not grow out any bacteria, s/he should have informed you of next step eg whether to finish or stop antibiotic. Best to check w/your doc. The risk w/stopping now is antibiotic resistance. But of course, you balance that against risk for c diff colitis or other antibiotic induced diarrhea or just a simple yeast infection. So ask ur doc. ...Read more

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Taken 3 days of macrobid still having horrible pain in the kidney area. Do I go back to doc or finish meds?

Wait 2 more days: Macrobid is slow to act. I would wait 2 to 3 more days, and then check back with MD if no improvement ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm going to start taking medication for (macrobid).could I possibly still be pregnant?

Pregnant?: You question confuses me a bit. You ask if you could possibly still be pregnant. What happened with your pregnancy? You should discuss this with the doctor prescribing the macrobid. ...Read more

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Does Macrobid make tri lo estarylla less effective? If I had sex two days ago is it safe to start the macrobid today?

Does Macrobid make tri lo estarylla less effective? If I had sex two days ago is it safe to start the macrobid today?

Some antibiotics: Can interfere with birth control effectivity. It is hard to say as it varies from one person to another, depending on their chemical makeup (something called cytochromes). Sperm do survive in a woman's vaginal tract for up to 5 days so I would wait until 5 days have past when you last had unprotected intercourse just to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a Macrobid 52427-285 pill be opened and crushed to make it powder like then taken with a mixture of water or another drink?

Macrobid: It is recommended that macrobid capsules, tablets should not be opened or crushed before, swallowing. Also, do not take with anti-acids ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more