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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 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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Should i stop taking Macrobid antibiotics for UTI because it is making me sicker?

Stomach upset+nausea: Common with Macrobid & more so on an empty stomach. Try food or milk with the medication, otherwise you need to stop taking it & have your dr prescribe something else, unless the UTI has cleared up. ...Read more

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Could the antibiotic Macrobid delay your period?

Could the antibiotic Macrobid delay your period?

It shouldn't: Antibiotics should not interact with your period one way or the other. One concern with mixing antibiotics and birth control pills is that the antibiotics can change one's gut flora (bacteria) enough to effect the way the pill is absorbed and that can affect the period. The short answer is still, no. If your period remains delayed it would be worth a visit to the doctor ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for kidney infec? Doc keeps putting me on Macrobid and doesn't help. Despite what i keep saying.

What is a good antibiotic for kidney infec? Doc keeps putting me on Macrobid and doesn't help. Despite what i keep saying.

Uti: One is assuming that you have recurring urine infection, Macrobid usually works, other options may include Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) , cipro . Consider getting urine analysis and culture / sensitivity done to see what bacteria grows and to what is it sensitive to. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more