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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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Absolutely: This is a classic presentation of a delayed hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction.
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.
UTI: You don't retest unless there are symptoms. It is pointless.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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. ..
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.
Severe Med anxiety. Taking Macrobid &reading about side effects. As drs, how safe do you feel macrobid is for people sensitive to many drugs?
Usually safe: macrobid is usually safe, if you think you are having a bad reaction check with your doctor
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.
I was prescribed macrobid 100mg BID for 5 days. Symptoms have improved, but isn't the normal course 7 days? I don't want my infection to return.
5 days is OK: Your doctor knows what she is doing. Urinary tract infections usually only need 5 days treatment.
I just finished a seven day course of macrobiid on tuesday night. This morning which is thursday I develop hives culs this be from the macrobid?
Yes but: Yes, but what else were you taking? Any unusual foods in the past 24 hours?