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Macrodantin Allergy In Children
I have been prescribed metronidazole and nitrofurantoin to take together. I also take a benedril a day for allergies. It it safe to combine these?
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
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
Pt with foleys and incontinent of bm, should they take 100mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) daily?
No: Patients who have chronic Foley catheters normally have bacterial colonization of the urine. Antiobiotics should only be used to treat symptomatic infections to lower the likelihood of developing bacterial resistance to the antibiotics. The fecal incontinence should be addressed for general health purposes and to prevent bed sores. ...Read more
As a child I was on 50 mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) a night for many years, could it have something to do with me having sarciodosis now?
No relationship: As far as I know there is no relation between taking macrodsntin and sarcodosis. ...Read more
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?
Does taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) 100mg daily make the pill less effective? Do I have to take other precautionary measures while taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?
Yes: These medications are not contraindicated - it should be ok. Check with your doctor if you have any problems. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Need back up: Antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of some birth controls. When taking antibiotics always use a back method. ...Read more
Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): It is safe to take both medications unless you have an allergy to one or the other. ...Read more
Yes.: Neither should affect the efficacy or increase the side effects of the other. ...Read more
Hi, I got a uti from direct contact of public toilet. Bladder pain. Antibiotics given: levofaxin, kefflex and macrodantin. Getting worse. What now?
Get evaluation: Those antibiotics are generally very effective for UTI and if you are having persistent symptoms, a repeat exam, urinalysis and cultures are indicated. ...Read more
Unlikely: The germ would probably laugh at this drug. Time to have your throat issue properly confirmed and the proper meds prescribed if needed. More than half of raw throats are viral. ...Read more
How long to wait before a follow up urine culture after taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) for 7 days. 83 year old female. Trace blood & leukocytes but won't culture?
2to3 days after: 2to 3 days aftef finishing the course of antibiotics will be ok. This exam should include urinalysis and culture. ...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)?
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
I had a urine infection so been given antibiotics, macrodantin (nitrofurantoin). Do they affect the mini pill cerezette?
Can I take co codamol (solpadol) and macrodantin (antibiotic for uti) together as suffer from facial migraines need pain releif?
The elements of co-codamol (paracetamol and codeine) do not have any known interaction. You should be fine to take them together.
If you develop any allergic reactions such as lip or throat swelling, skin redness, welts, itching or shortness of breath, contact your md and take an antihistamine (benadryl (diphenhydramine) et al.). ...Read more
Test 4 UTI show 3 bacteria and blood. 7days macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) & new culture after 2 days off meds shows trace blood and leukocytes but no growth. Too soon?
Can Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) cause abdominal pain? I have had a burning sensation in my stomach for a while now and occasionally get sharp pains in my stomach area
YES. YES.: Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) can cause G.I. upset. Taking it right after a meal might help. ANY antibiotic can upset the normal healthy bacteria in the gut and cause GI symptoms. If you're on a short course of Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin), bear with it. If you are on it long term please let your doctor know about the problem. If the pain continues after stopping the med, or worsens, seek medical care. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more