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Nitrofurantoin Antibiotic And Antimicrobial
What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more
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
I am on nitrofurantoin for a UT I and I wanted to know if it would be safe to take a MDMA pill will on the antibiotic.
I'm on BCP's (trisprintec) and I'm on a 5 day antibiotic of nitrofurantoin. How long after taking the antibiotic will my pill become effective again?
B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...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)?
Uti positive for e-coli. Taking nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 7 days. Almost finish my antibiotic this evening, had temperature and back pain ?
Go back to doctor : The symptoms of fever and back pain in a person being treated for a UTI is concerning for a kidney infection, called pyelonephritis. These can be very serious. You should see your doctor as soon as possible and this should not wait through the weekend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact there is little evidence supporting a massive increase in pregnancies with antibiotic use, it is better to be safe than sorry. Use the back-up method during the run of your antibiotic and continue for one week afterwards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a urine infection so been given antibiotics, macrodantin (nitrofurantoin). Do they affect the mini pill cerezette?
I have been on nitrofurantoin the past week for a uti. I am also on BC pills. I finished my antibiotics a few days ago and had sex the next day. Now I?
Hi I had uti 4 months back with plenty of pus cells, took antibiotics nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin, now pus cells 2-4, is infection gone?
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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