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Dr. Corey Clay
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Macrodantin (Overview)

Macrodantin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What is macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) used for?

What is macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) used for?

UTIs: This antibiotic can be used to treat several infections , but it is an important drug for the urinary tract. It is an effective agent to prevent infections in patients at risk of recurrent urinary infections. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Macrodantin (Overview)

Macrodantin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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After 7 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg, i was prescribed 100mg macrodantin for another 7 days until the culture comes back. When will i feel relief of symptoms?

After 7 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg, i was prescribed 100mg macrodantin for another 7 days until the culture comes back.  When will i feel relief of symptoms?

Depends : On what type of infection you have and how severe it is. Hopefully, if on right antibiotic and right dosing, your symptoms should begin to improve within approximately 48 hours. ...Read more

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Does trimethoprim work faster than macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) for a uti?

Does trimethoprim work faster than macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) for a uti?

No: The antibiotic that works the best is the one to which the bacteria is sensitive. If the bacteria is sensitive to both Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) and trimethoprim, then they should work equally well. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my four year old to take macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) 50 mg daily?

Probably yes: For a urinary tract infection, the total daily dose of 50 mg would be appropriate for a child weighing about 20 pounds. For prophylaxis (prevention) of infections, 50 mg would be an appropriate for a child weighing 50-100 pounds. That would be a really really large four-year-old. ...Read more

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Why does my body feel so cold after taking my last dose of nitrofurantoin? Kind of like fever but do not actually feel sick. Side effect?

Why does my body feel so cold after taking my last dose of nitrofurantoin? Kind of like fever but do not actually feel sick. Side effect?

?: Some people have just fever from a drug and the condition is called drug fever. The mechanism is unknown. You may also have chills (sensation of being cold) before the fever comes on. Given that you only had this sensation after having taken the last dose, the diagnosis is uncertain but it would still be wise to avoid this drug in the future since there are other options. ...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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How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

How long after taking an antibiotic pill would side effects occur, i get nausea/headache hours after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Medication SEs: Not sure why you asked and answered your own question. It seems pretty straight forward and you have answered it. Am i missing something here? Do you have another question that you really want answered? ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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