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What is the definition or description of: Macrobid overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Macrobid overdose?

Macrobid overdose: Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic medication.
An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for Macrobid overdose?

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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I accidentally took 2 macrobids of 100mg; should I be worried of overdose?

I accidentally took 2 macrobids of 100mg; should I be worried of overdose?

Not at all...: The usual dose of this med is 100mg 2x/day thus 200mg per day. I assume you are using it for a urinary tract infection. You u are you and healthy, which I assume you are based on the medication given, you should be fine. You can skip a later dose today, or even taking your later usual dose without trouble. So, rest assured...But just be carefull next time around...Good luck. ...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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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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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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Is it safe to take Macrobid for 10 days?

Yes, unless. . .: Nitrofurantoin (branded as macrobid) is often prescribed for 7-10 days to treat urinary tract infections. Just be sure you're not allergic to it! Or taking any medication w/that might interact negatively. Also be mindful if you have chronic kidney disease. As always, only take this (and any other) medication as directed by your physician. And don't save any for the next infection! ...Read more

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Can I take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Can I take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Latex allergy: Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic. There are no cross-reactive reactions with latex that are likely to occur from this medication. Watch out for potentially cross-reactive foods such as banana, kiwi and avocado. ...Read more

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Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Many: This antiseptic has close chemical similarity to diphenylhydantoin (dilantin), a drug with enough side effects to fill an entire textbook. Taken for brief periods this can be a highly effective agent against simple urinary tract infection, but would advise against long-term usage in most circumstances. ...Read more

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Will macrobid help any with a possible streptococcus?

Nope: Nitronfurantoin (Macrobid) is not active against strep. In addition, it provides effective levels only in urine, not in blood or other tissues; it is not used against any infection outside the urinary tract. If you think you have a strep infection, see a health professional for testing and a prescription for effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid capsules be opened and mixed in with applesauce or food?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) better: You can mix the powder with, apple sauce, yogourt, ice cream etc on a teaspoon and take it that way. We usually prescribe it to taken that way by people, especially young children, who can not swallow pills or capsules. ...Read more

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Can I take Macrobid a week after taking Plan B without it being an issue?

Can I take Macrobid a week after taking Plan B without it being an issue?

Yes.: A week after taking Plan B it's done all it's supposed to do, and antibiotics won't change anything. ...Read more

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Tomorrow is my last day of Macrobid and my kidney area still hurts, what should I do?

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Tomorrow is my last day of Macrobid and my kidney area still hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: Macrobid is a good antibiotic for a urinary tract infection, but if you have a kidney infection, it is a poor choice; while it concentrates well in urine, it does not achieve appropriate levels inside the tissue itself. I would go see your doctor as soon as possible for evaluation, you don't want kidney damage due to unchecked infection. ...Read more

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Does Macrobid make urine smelly. I'm on my seventh day and feel fine other than that?

IT CERTAINLY: Can, particularly if you are not drinking enough water and your urine remains concentrated. Push the water please! ...Read more

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Why is it that I have chronic utis? I have been put on Macrobid and even had a stint put in but it has never went away. Sex is painful...

Why is it that I have chronic utis? I have been put on Macrobid and even had a stint put in but it has never went away. Sex is painful...

Different reasons: Recurring UTIs take place due to failure of therapy due to resistant bacteria, interrupted treatment or structural problem like stones /blockages of the urine passageway. Sometimes people have more than one infection where only one is diagnosed. Examples include if you have a bacterial infection being treated but there is also yeast that is not treated cause was not seen. Discuss with your docto. ...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

Macrobid Overdose (Definition)

Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic medication. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more