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24hours: Half life is 12 hours. That means the half of the total dose taken will be gone after 12 hours and then another 12 hours 50% from the other half will be gone and so forth. ...Read more
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
If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?
Depends: If you visibly can identify the pills you initially took in your emesis(vomit) then it wouldn't be unreasonable to take another dose, but if you can't identify the pill(s), be careful, with taking extra. If you are really concerned just touch base with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I am on the birth control marinea and have been taking antibiotic macrobid? Dose this antibiotic cancel out my birth control
I am on dose 2 of macrobid for UTI &making my oral thrush worse. I am waiting to see ID for thrush treatment but appt is 1 mth - do I stop macrobid?
My doctor brought up possibly taking single dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Macrobid after intercourse to prevent uti's-will this interfere with my tri-previfem?
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
Half life not long: Up to 1 hour. It's not the medication making you feel ill, but the prescribing MD should be notified as soon as you can. ...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
Macrobid says twice a day, which is every 12 hrs. It's 6pm now can I take 1 now then 1 at 12-2am? Then 1 every 12 hours from then on out?
8-12 hours: It isn't necessary to take doses exactly 12 hours apart. Just take it twice a day, with doses at least 8 hours. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more