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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
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, 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
Can a Macrobid 52427-285 pill be opened and crushed to make it powder like then taken with a mixture of water or another drink?
I'm on 100mg macrobid 2x a day. Can I take a probiotic pill and a multi vitamin at the same time? Or is this too many pills?
All at same time: It is safe to take a probiotic pill and a multivitamin during your course of treatment with Macrobid. Specific drugs to absolutely avoid during your Macrobid treatment would be antacids that contain magnesium trisilicate in their active ingredients list, or the medications probenecid and sulfinpyrazone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with cystitis on fri & on bc pill. Late period but safe sex since diagnosed. Can Macrobid & infection make me late?
Had a UTI and felt some pain in my kidneys, took macrobid. On the pill, had strange light period after. Negative preg. tests. What affected my period?
Antibiotics: I usually advise patient on the pill that if they take antibiotics, they should use back up birth control. Some anitbiotics lower the effectiveness of your pill. The odd bleeding could be implantation bleeding for a pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding from the effect of birth control on the pill. ...Read more
Could taking the off brand of Macrobid cause pregnancy if I had unprotected sex 3 days before use and I am on the birth control pill?
Had unprotected sex, Started Macrobid 2 days later, on birth control pill. Had light period but 3 negative pregnancy tests 2 weeks after. Pregnant?
Not at all...: The usual dose of this med is 100mg 2x/day thus 200mg per day. I assume you are using it for a urinary tract infection. You u are you and healthy, which i assume you are based on the medication given, you should be fine. You can skip a later dose today, or even taking your later usual dose without trouble. So, rest assured...But just be carefull next time around...Good luck. ...Read more
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