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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Can I take protonix (pantoprazole) and macrodantin together?

Can I take protonix (pantoprazole) and macrodantin together?

Yes: These medications are not contraindicated - it should be ok. Check with your doctor if you have any problems. Good luck! ...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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Are there side effects of taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Are there side effects of taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): Ususally not but when used for long-term chronic suppression of urinary track infections, cases of "macrodantin lung" an allergic reaction with pneumonia can occur. ...Read more

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Pt with foleys and incontinent of bm, should they take 100mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) daily?

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

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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?

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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Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) and birth control, is this okay?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) and birth control, is this okay?

Need back up: Antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of some birth controls. When taking antibiotics always use a back method. ...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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Can I treat a 3-month old UTI with macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Can I treat a 3-month old UTI with macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

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

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Is it ok to take nitrofurantoin (macrodantin) and birth control?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): It is safe to take both medications unless you have an allergy to one or the other. ...Read more

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It safe to take Adderall while you're using macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) (antibiotic)?

Yes.: Neither should affect the efficacy or increase the side effects of the other. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a uti from direct contact of public toilet. Bladder pain. Antibiotics given: levofaxin, kefflex and macrodantin. Getting worse. What now?

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

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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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How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection?

How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection?

Usually 24-48 hours: Meanwhile you should drink plenty of fluids and take OTC Azo for the burning on urination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have frequent UTIS. Urologist Gynae can't see anything wrong. Gynae put me on Vagifem but I'm 38, not helping. GP put me on Macrodantin not helping.

I have frequent UTIS. Urologist Gynae can't see anything wrong. Gynae put me on Vagifem but I'm 38, not helping. GP put me on Macrodantin not helping.

Here are some...: How have you been diagnosed to have recurrent UTIs? By symptoms or by urinalysis with/without urine culture or by both? No symptomatic improvement suggests wrong diagnosis or ineffective antbiotics or having other disorders with UIT-like symptoms like IC or OAB, etc. To figure what have causes your persistent Sx, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. All the best to health.... ...Read more

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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?

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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Hi, I am 10 weeks pregnant and have always suffered from recurring UTI. Is it safe to continue to use Macrodantin in early pregnancy?

Discuss with doctor: You and your doctor will need to decide together based on you past history of prophylactic antibiotics are indicated or not. Macrodantin is often chosen for those who have culture proven recurrent gram negative rod UTIs. ...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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Can I take co codamol (solpadol) and macrodantin (antibiotic for uti) together as suffer from facial migraines need pain releif?

Can I take co codamol (solpadol) and macrodantin (antibiotic for uti) together as suffer from facial migraines need pain releif?

No Contraindication: 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

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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?

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?

Lab data: This must be combined with symptoms and history and physical exam. Must also know the means by which the urine specimen was collected, particularly in women. It sounds like this has resolved, but subject to limitations outlined above. ...Read more

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Can macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat my strep throat?

Can macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat my strep throat?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Macrodantin (Definition)

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