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How long should you be off nitrofurantoin before you can drink alcohol?

How long should you be off nitrofurantoin before you can drink alcohol?

Nitrofurantoin: Checked two drug interaction checkers - (Medscape & drugs.Com) which did not show an interaction btwn nitrofurantoin & etoh. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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 drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin?

Can I drink alcohol while  taking nitrofurantoin?

No: Taking alcohol is never good for you and taking it while you are on medication is doubly bad. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with nitrofurantoin?

Can you drink alcohol with nitrofurantoin?

Not a good idea: Would suggest that you do not drink alcohol. Even moderate drinking while using this antibiotic may result in reduced effectiveness of the drug. ...Read more

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I have a UTI. I am female. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol/ale while on Nitrofurantoin? It's been 4 days since I started the prescription.

I have a UTI. I am female. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol/ale while on Nitrofurantoin? It's been 4 days since I started the prescription.

Alcohol Abuse: Nitrofurantoin is used to treat Urinary tract infections.
Both Nitrofurantoin and Alcohol may cause Headache, unsteadiness, dizziness, and tiredness.

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Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.

No contraindication: However, since alcohol use may be associated with sexual disinhibition, and "athletic" or vigorous sexual activity is associated with UTI's in women, would exercise caution on that front. Alcohol does reduce our body's immune response to infections, and does have some interactions with some antibiotics (taking it with Flagyl can be dangerous), there is no problem with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin antibiotics for my uti?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking nitrofurantoin antibiotics for my uti?

1-2 drinks..: 1-2 drinks of alcohol separately from time of taking the medicine should not affect the effectiveness of the medication/or cause problems, but be sensible. Be good and don't drink and drive.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while on macrobid?

Never good. : It is never good to drink alcohol with any medication. Discuss risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after taking Macrobid can you drink alcohol?

Furadantoin/ethanol: Occasionally the GI side-effects of nausea, vomiting and discomfort which can be seen with furadantoin may be worsened if the patient is drinking alcohol. If the furadantoin is well tolerated there should be no contraindication to drinking alcohol. Use your best judgement. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol when I am on macrobid?

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

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Would avoid: Alcohol and Macrobid are broken down by the same protein in the liver so the alcohol may cause the Macrobid not to work as well or even cause it to be too much in the system depending if u drink in short spurts or daily. ...Read more

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Could i drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Could i drink alcohol while on Macrobid mono?

Yes: This should not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more

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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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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

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Please describe the medication: nitrofurantoin?

Please describe the medication: nitrofurantoin?

Macrobid: 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 used against e. Co. ...Read more

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What is nitrofurantoin and its side effects?

Urinary antiseptic: Often used to treat cystitis. It has a huge number of potential side-effects, most of which are too detailed to go into here. Long term it may produce potentially life-threatening changes in lung tissue. ...Read more

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Could liquid nitrofurantoin be taken rectally?

Nitrofurantoin: Nitrofurantoin comes in suppository form - don't know of any liquid that goes in the rectum. ...Read more

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What's nitrofurantoin-macro and its side effects?

What's nitrofurantoin-macro and its side effects?

Adverse Reactions: Serious: pulmonary fibrosis with prolonged use, hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy, hemolytic anemia in g6pd deficiency. Frequent: n/v, allergy, brown discoloration of urine. ...Read more

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Could a course of nitrofurantoin give you gastritis?

Yes: Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These adverse effects occur more frequently with Furadantin (nitrofurantoin) (r), the crystalline form of the drug. Administration of the drug with food reduces gastrointestinal intolerance. Sialadenitis, pancreatitis, parotitis (rare), and pseudomembranous colitis have also been reported. ...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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What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin macro-100mg?

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin macro-100mg?

Many: Nitrofurantoin is a urinary antiseptic that does not achieve adequate tissue levels to treat an invasive infection. It has many severe potential toxicities including nausia and vomitting that occur in 17-39% of people taking it, severe lung reactions, hepatitis, hemolytic anemia and peripheral neuropathy. Because of the above i rarely prescribe this drug. ...Read more

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