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Doctor insights on: Macrobid Withdrawal

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Safe to drink ensure on macrobid?

Safe to drink ensure on macrobid?

Ensure not that safe: It is as safe to drink Ensure while on Macrobid as at any time but I do not recommend Ensure; the first 3 ingredients are water, corn maltodextrin and sugar. It has canola and corn oil and soy that are almost certainly genetically modified and thus best avoided. If you want a nutritious drink I advise going to the health food store and getting a good quality non-gmo protein powder with vitamins. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take Macrobid for 10 days?

Yes, unless . . .: Nitrofurantoin (branded as macrobid) is often prescribed for 7-10 days to treat urinary tract infections. Just be sure you're not allergic to it! or taking any medication w/that might interact negatively. Also be mindful if you have chronic kidney disease. As always, only take this (and any other) medication as directed by your physician. And don't save any for the next infection! ...Read more

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Can i take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Can i take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

latex allergy: Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic. There are no cross-reactive reactions with latex that are likely to occur from this medication. Watch out for potentially cross-reactive foods such as banana, kiwi and avocado. ...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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Will macrobid help any with a possible streptococcus?

Nope: Nitronfurantoin (Macrobid) is not active against strep. In addition, it provides effective levels only in urine, not in blood or other tissues; it is not used against any infection outside the urinary tract. If you think you have a strep infection, see a health professional for testing and a prescription for effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid capsules be opened and mixed in with applesauce or food?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) better: You can mix the powder with, apple sauce, yogourt, ice cream etc on a teaspoon and take it that way. We usually prescribe it to taken that way by people, especially young children, who can not swallow pills or capsules. ...Read more

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Tomorrow is my last day of Macrobid and my kidney area still hurts, what should I do?

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Tomorrow is my last day of Macrobid and my kidney area still hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: Macrobid is a good antibiotic for a urinary tract infection, but if you have a kidney infection, it is a poor choice; while it concentrates well in urine, it does not achieve appropriate levels inside the tissue itself. I would go see your doctor as soon as possible for evaluation, you don't want kidney damage due to unchecked infection. ...Read more

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Does Macrobid make urine smelly. I'm on my seventh day and feel fine other than that?

IT CERTAINLY: Can, particularly if you are not drinking enough water and your urine remains concentrated. Push the water please! ...Read more