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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
I have been prescribed Macrodantin 100 mg 4 times a day, 7 days. Is this medication safe. For a UTI? I have read about bad side effects. Thank you
Generally UTI safe.: Macrodantin (macrobid) is commonl;y used in UTIs and is usually prescribed twice daily for 7 days. It is generally quite safe, and can be used in pregnancy. Please check with your provider or even pharmacist to ensure proper transcription of the original order on the dosing. Hope this helps. Healthy living! ...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)?
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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
I can feel I have a bladder infection starting. I have been prescribed Macrodantin in the past which works very well for me. Am I able to get a script?
Macrodentin: You must contact your doctor for a renewal of your prescription ...Read more
No unless prescribed: A 3 month old with a urinary tract infection is something that can be serious and may be treated as an inpatient depending on the infection and if there are undetected anomalies with the urinary tract itself. Never diagnose it yourself, have thebabu checked asap. ...Read more
I am experiencing ankle swelling in only one ankle. I have been on Macrodantin for a week could this be causing the swelling? I take 100 mg at nite.
Macrodantin is not the culprit..you need an in person visit to determine the reason for the swelling..local issues have to be ruled out..vein problems etc.
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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