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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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 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.

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How does acutane interact with macrobid?

How does acutane interact with macrobid?

No interactions were: Found using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. That is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur.

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) with Macrobid?

Yes: There were no interactions found in my E-Presribing database between Macrobid and Nexium (esomeprazole). There are several posts on line about possible side effects, but posts on side effects in a global market are numerous and need to be taken with the knowledge that these are NOT scientifically studied outcomes data. I have several patients who took the combo and did well. Best wishes.

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Will 7 days of Macrobid be sufficient to clear a uti?

Should be: It should be sufficient. If symptoms persist after completing the anabiotic, contact your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R

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How long after starting Macrobid should I feel relief from a uti?

How long after starting Macrobid should I feel relief from a uti?

2-4 days: 2-4 days is usual. If it lasts longer, especially if there is a fever, you should go back and see your doctor as it could mean an ascending infection into the kidneys.

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How long would I have effects from a severe allergic reaction to macrobid?

Depends: It depends on what kind of reactions you experienced from the macrobid. If hives or rash, I would expect it to go away in days. We need more details on the timing and the type of reactions.

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Will I develop allergic reaction to Macrobid taking BID? Taking once daily and doing fine

Will I develop allergic reaction to Macrobid taking BID? Taking once daily and doing fine

Macrobid: Macrobid is designed to be taken twice a day if used to treat infection. If there is no allergy at a once a day level, it is unlikely that one will develop when taking twice a day.

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I have been on Macrobid for UTI for six days now and my symptoms have returned what should I do?

I have been on Macrobid for UTI for six days now and my symptoms have returned what should I do?

Get urine culture: Return of symptoms might indicate that bacteria causing your UTI are resistant to Nitrofurantoin (active ingredient of macrobid) is not effective. Thus either original bacteria were not sensitive to the antibiotic, became resistant to it or you acquired a new or breakthru infection whil;st on macrobid. Thus u need a urine culture followed different antibiotic. Culture will reveal sensitivities.

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UTI sensitive to Macrobid. Rx'd 7 days of 100 mg bid. Better on Day 4. Sx worse Day 5. Should I stay on it?

Important to follow: Up with your treating physician. I wouldn't stop a medication unless you touch base with your doctor, or his/her coverage, and he/she tells you it's ok. It's a bit concerning that your symptoms got better and now are worse, but you didn't specify what those symptoms were. ..

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Can I take Azo since it feels like uricalm is not working? Its been 4.5 hours since I took uricalm. Also taking Macrobid

Yes: You could take Azo, but the question is why not wait and give the meds you are already taking a chance to work.

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I have frequent uti's. Took Macrobid (sensitive for it) for 7 days. Uti back 2 days later - dr. Wants me to take 2 (100mg) 3x a day for 5 days.?

Judgment call: Usual dose of Macrobid for UTI is 100mg 2x a day for 7 days. When UTI comes back soon after, it may be an incompletely treated UTI or it may be a new uti. 2 days after, it is likely incompletely treated so number of days should be increased, but I wouldn't increase the dose above recommended. If new uti, the new bug may be resistant. If you have low kidney function, Macrobid isn't as effective.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Boland
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