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Hi, I am having bad nausea side effects from taking Nitrofuratoin MacroBID 100mg. How long after last dose will this stop? Thanks

Hi, I am having bad nausea side effects from taking Nitrofuratoin MacroBID 100mg. How long after last dose will this stop? Thanks

6 hours likely: Because usually take it every 6 hours unless long acting form, 12 hours. Might try amox [penicillin] works for e.coli bacteria too in uti's or even cephalosporins like cephalexin or cefdinir ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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UTI supposed to take Macrobid BID, but the side effects are to much to handle. I am taking QD and I am doing fine. Will it still work this way?

Not well: This medication is designed to be taken twice a day. Less that this, and there is not enough medicine in the system to adequately kill the bacteria. Symptoms may subside, but they will very possibly reappear once the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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I was given 100mg of Macrobid at the ER without being notified of the potential side effects. Can I safely throw it up?

?????: Why? All medications have side effects. Sounds like you have a urinary tract infection. So you need treatment Why would you throw your treatment up????? Re think that plan ...Read more

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Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Many: This antiseptic has close chemical similarity to diphenylhydantoin (dilantin), a drug with enough side effects to fill an entire textbook. Taken for brief periods this can be a highly effective agent against simple urinary tract infection, but would advise against long-term usage in most circumstances. ...Read more

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UTI symptoms. Went to clinic. Dip stick showed more than few RBC's, some white cells and protein in urine. Macrobid. Scared of possible side effects!

Safe, well tolerated: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is a safe antibiotic and side effects are infrequent. If you read the list of possible side effects from almost any drug, it can be frightening. But for most drugs, important problems are uncommon. ...Read more

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I took macrobid and within 15 minutes developed a hive like rash on my chest. Rash hasn't moved anywhere else just stayed on my chest And I don't know if I should keep taking it. It's for a severe uti?

I took macrobid and within 15 minutes developed a hive like rash on my chest. Rash hasn't moved anywhere else just stayed on my chest And I don't know if I should keep taking it. It's for a severe uti?

Stop the medication: It sounds quite clearly like you're allergic to macrobid. Hives would be characteristic of that... plus the place on the body (the chest) is quite typically for a drug reaction (as opposed to say, the foot!). There are most likely plenty of other options to treat a UTI -so you need to call your doctor ASAP and get a different antibiotic. Macrobid is often used first - but for you 'never again'. ...Read more

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Should I ask for a steroid from a penicillin rash that's been over a week? Took penicillin&3days after started macrobid for UTI, rash exploding still

Should I ask for a steroid from a penicillin rash that's been over a week? Took penicillin&3days after started macrobid for UTI, rash exploding still

Call doc.: This is not normal. You may have something else causing your rash, it can be due to allergy to Macrobid too, or to something else entirely! Call doc or go to UC or ER. ...Read more

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What is nitrofurantoin and its side effects?

Urinary antiseptic: Often used to treat cystitis. It has a huge number of potential side-effects, most of which are too detailed to go into here. Long term it may produce potentially life-threatening changes in lung tissue. ...Read more

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What's nitrofurantoin-macro and its side effects?

What's nitrofurantoin-macro and its side effects?

Adverse Reactions: Serious: pulmonary fibrosis with prolonged use, hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy, hemolytic anemia in g6pd deficiency. Frequent: n/v, allergy, brown discoloration of urine. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Are there side effects of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Numerous: Chemical relative of Dilantin (with enuf side-effects to fill a textbook), has many of the same problems. Minor symptoms include GI upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia). Allergic effects can be quite severe. Of major concern is propensity for interstitial pneumonitis (generally with chronic use), hepatitis, ekg changes, headache, dizziness and neuropathies, hemolytic anemia and others. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin macro-100mg?

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin macro-100mg?

Many: Nitrofurantoin is a urinary antiseptic that does not achieve adequate tissue levels to treat an invasive infection. It has many severe potential toxicities including nausia and vomitting that occur in 17-39% of people taking it, severe lung reactions, hepatitis, hemolytic anemia and peripheral neuropathy. Because of the above I rarely prescribe this drug. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Are there side effects of taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): Ususally not but when used for long-term chronic suppression of urinary track infections, cases of "macrodantin lung" an allergic reaction with pneumonia can occur. ...Read more

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Side effects of nitrofurantoin taken for uti?

Side effects of nitrofurantoin taken for uti?

Many: This antiseptic has close chemical similarity to diphenylhydantoin (dilantin), a drug with enough side effects to fill an entire textbook. Taken for brief periods this can be a highly effective agent against simple urinary tract infection, but would advise against long-term usage in most circumstances. ...Read more

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Dr put me on Nitrofurantoin for a UTI. After reading online the side effects are scaring me. I've taken 3 so far and only urine is effected. Should I not take this drug?

It is safe and: Effective. Your doctor would not have prescribed it for you if he/she did not think it would be safe and appropriate. All medications have serious potential side effects. If you have taken three without a problem it is likely you will be fine. Follow your health care providers instructions exactly. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a uti. .. no symptoms. I was prescribed nitrofurantoin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Both bad side effects. Can I do something without taking meds?

I was diagnosed with a uti. .. no symptoms. I was prescribed nitrofurantoin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Both bad side effects. Can I do something without taking meds?

Call your doctor: The most common side effect of these drugs is allergic skin rash, especially with Bactrim; I would be suspicious that any other symptoms are not actual drug side effects. But even 2-3 days treatment sometimes is enough for UTI. If you need additional Rx and truly cannot tolerate either of these drugs, several other antibiotics would work. Contact your doctor and follow his or her advice about it. ...Read more

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Are certain people more susceptible to the bad side effects of lamotrigine, incl. Rashes? Already prone to a lot of skin issues, afraid to take it.

Are certain people more susceptible to the bad side effects of lamotrigine, incl. Rashes? Already prone to a lot of skin issues, afraid to take it.

Yes!!: Yes it is well known that some people have an atopic constitution (sometimes with past history of atopic phenomena like asthma, eczema, hay fever etc) these people are more likely to react to certain medications. ...Read more

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Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Marks: They may actually be stretch marks, those are very typical places for stretch marks and stretch marks can have varying appearances from person to person. Especially if they are not painful or itchy or very bothersome in a physical way, my guess is that's what they are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue (may be thrush)to go away?

After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue (may be thrush)to go away?

Topiramate: The half life of topiramate is about 31 hours. It takes five half lives for the drug to be removed from your body. Thus, in 155 hours after stopping the medication the side effects should resolve. ...Read more

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Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

Plan b one step pill and hives related? I took the Plan B pill 2 almost 3 weeks ago and I've started to get hives or rashes on my stomach, arms, legs, back and neck. It weird because I had no other side effects. But I was wondering if it could be related

The: The odds of you having an allergic reaction from a Plan B taken three weeks ago are highly unlikely. Even if this was the case, there is no treatment aside from over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. Consider other potential allergens like new products, lotions, or soaps.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Will rashes on forehead, genital itch and tingling n white tongue be a sign of HIV or side effects of topiramate? . Last week, negative HIV test.

Will rashes on forehead, genital itch and tingling n white tongue be a sign of HIV or side effects of topiramate? . Last week, negative HIV test.

Topiramate: Those are all potential side effects of topiramate. Contact your doctor and ask him or her what to do. Best wishes. Info can be found at www. Drugs. Com and type in topiramate and look under side effects. More detailed side effects are under the for professionals section. ...Read more

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What are side effects of penicillin? Rash and itching?

What are side effects of penicillin? Rash and itching?

Penicillin: Most of the people tolerate penicillin without any side effects. Rash and itching is when patients are allergic to penicillin.Penicillin allergy is an over reaction by your immune system to penicillin. The reaction can range from rash to anaphylaxis.. ...Read more

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When I read side effects for various meds, they always mention possible rash, are they inferring the possibility of the dress syndrome?

DRESS: Any medication can cause a rash. Dress is a very rare side effect of taking medications and is a serious reaction that can be life-threatening. It is more than just a rash. It involves swelling of the skin and lymph nodes, fever, as well as internal symptoms. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more