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What is the definition or description of: Macrobid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Macrobid allergy?

Nitrofurantoin?: Nitrofurantoin antibiotic is very often used to treat urinary tract infections. Allergic reactions to this is rather uncommon. However, when it happens the skin reactions could show up as itching, swelling of skin, eczema, and even serious conditions such as stevens-johnson syndrome. Other symptoms affecting gastrointestinal, urinary, blood disorders, liver, and heart disorders can happen. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

Dehydration: Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin flushes, with more fluid evaporating. In addition, if a patient isn't feeling well, they often don't drink or eat as much as they typically do. Patient's who are on other medications, including cardiovascular medications, can be more sensitive to the effects of dehydration. Signs of allergic reaction to a medication usually includes rash that is usually hives, swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Have panic attack took Macrobid last night never had allergy to it. How long should I fear allergic reaction happening?

Have panic attack took Macrobid last night never had allergy to it. How long should I fear allergic reaction happening?

Unusual reaction: I would double that this is from macrobid, certainly not typical for allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interactions between Macrobid and celexa (citalopram)?

Is there any drug interactions between Macrobid and celexa (citalopram)?

No: Macrobid is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections (remember to finish all antibiotics regimen). Celexa (citalopram) is generally used as an antidepressant. It works best if taken consistently. Watch for drowsiness/dizziness and do not stop abruptly. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effect of brown urine to subside when taking the drug Macrobid for a uti?

Varies: The brownish coloration or the urine is from blood in the urine because your baldder was irritated by an infection, for which you are now on the macrobid. However, it may take just a couple of days for the blood to clear up, or s long as a week if it was really irritated. Also, if the infection went up to yor kidneys, could even be longer. Drink lots of water to flush and make sure to finish meds! ...Read more

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If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?

If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?

Depends: If you visibly can identify the pills you initially took in your emesis (vomit) then it wouldn't be unreasonable to take another dose, but if you can't identify the pill (s), be careful, with taking extra. If you are really concerned just touch base with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I started taking macrobid yesterday and today I woke up with a stomachache. Can this medicine cause this? I also have really bad gas.

Consider probiotics: While macrobid is a drug that is mostly secreted into the urine and has minimal serum level, gastrointestinal symptoms can still occur, as is common with many other antibiotics. Consider taking probiotics like Kefir while you are on antibiotics and continue for a few days after antibiotics to help restore normal flora. However, if symptom persists, you should get additional work-up. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Macrobid for bronchitis and the medicine information says it's for bladder infections im confused!

So am I: Not sure why you would be given Macrobid, there may have been a misunderstanding. Please call your doctor in the morning and make sure that was the medication he intended to give you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling after starting macrobid 3 days ago for uti...no other symptoms...should I keep taking medicine?

I am experiencing ankle swelling after starting macrobid 3 days ago for uti...no other symptoms...should I keep taking medicine?

Med side effect: I would get a change in antibiotic. Drugs can do a lot of good things as well as have all types of side effects.
Best to just change the medication. If goes away you have proven the side effect to the med. If not need to have revisit to see why you have the ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics like doxycycline, bactrim and Macrobid have caused my baby to have a complete agenesis of the corpus callosum? The drugs were prescribed by the doctor for e-coli and ut infections and taken during the first trimester of pregnancy

No apparent link: The meds above have not been linked to acc. Any triggering process is in play at or before the 4th month, when the cc normally forms. Acc has been found as a sporadic event, or showing autosomal dominant, recessive or x linked forms of inheritance. It can occur in normal people or as part af a significant syndrome or chromosome defect. Genetic eval & counseling are indicated for all cases. ...Read more

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Safe to drink ensure on macrobid?

Yes: Yes. Make sure you drink a lot of water also ...Read more

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How does acutane interact with macrobid?

No interactions were: Found using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. That is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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Does Macrobid decrease effectiness of Alesse 21?

Does Macrobid decrease effectiness of Alesse 21?

No decreased effect: That is a great question, I’m impressed!! Few medications decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills (BCP). Many meds for seizures and one for HIV can decrease BCP effectiveness. The only antibiotic is uncommon,

FRifampin, used to treat tuberculosis and serious fungal infections.
St. John’s Wort, a “natural herb” for depression and anxiety, also makes the pill less affective ...Read more

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Can Macrobid turn your stool green?

Can Macrobid turn your stool green?

Macrobid: Not sure about Green stools with Macrobid, but if you get black & tarry stools, bloody stools or clay colored stools - that could be a serious issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Macrobid overdose?

Usually supportive: Treatment for a Macrobid overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:


fluids through an intravenous l. ...Read more

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Can you mix Macrobid antibiotics with alcohol?

Can you mix Macrobid antibiotics with alcohol?

Not a good idea: Mixing alcohol with any medication is not a good idea. Alcohol lowers immune function which is what the antibiotic is trying to bolster. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine while taking macrobid?

Not a good idea: It is generally not a good idea to mix alcohol with any medication for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flagyl and Macrobid at the same time?

Is it safe to take Flagyl and Macrobid at the same time?

No interactions: When Flagyl and Macrobid are taken together, there are not any observable interactions in lab studies. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist when taking prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid and a multivitamin be taken at the same time?

Try to separate: Try to separate the doses of antibiotics and supplements to reduce the risk of absorption interference. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink wine while taking macrobid?

Probably OK: Would avoid alcohol for at least an hour before or after taking macrbid. However, by and large alcohol diminishes immune system response. ...Read more

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Abnormal bleeding, uti, macrobid. Please answer, what to do?

Abnormal bleeding, uti, macrobid. Please answer, what to do?

Needs evaluation: Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding need to be thoroughly investigated in women of your age. A detailed medical history, physical examination, pelvic examination is the basic work up and radiologic studies such as Ultrasound and CT san may be needed.

The simple explanation for the above symptoms is due to menopause. ...Read more

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I have abnormal bleeding and uti, I'm taking macrobid, what to do?

Possibly the Atb: Sometimes Macrobid can cause a light red discoloration to the urine. You should have a urinalysis and a urine culture. If there is blood in the urine further radiographic evaluation should be performed by your primary care physician or urologist. ...Read more

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Why does Macrobid make me feel dizzy and how can I avoid this feeling?

Nitrofurantoin: This is a serious side-effect stop using Nitrofurantoin and call your doctor at once there are many substitutes for this agent and it should not be used on any long-term basis. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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Drank a little wine can I still take macrobid with water or will it cause a reaction?

Should be ok: Should be ok to as you asked. But no more alcohol until done with Macro. By the way, macrobid gets absorbed 20-40-% better if taken with food ...Read more

Macrobid Allergy (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin antibiotic is very often used to treat urinary tract infections. Allergic reactions to this is rather uncommon. However, when it happens the skin reactions could show up as itching, swelling of skin, eczema, and even serious conditions such as stevens-johnson syndrome. Other symptoms affecting gastrointestinal, urinary, blood disorders, liver, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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