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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

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

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 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 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.

No - not safe: MDMA is risky by itself - in a variety of ways. Mixed w/ anything else, the uncertainties explode! Don't do it if you want to take care of yourself. UTIs can get way out of control and when they do it is not a pretty picture. ...Read more

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Can you die from an overdose of nitrofurantoin antibiotic?

Can you die from an overdose of nitrofurantoin antibiotic?

Probably not: Anything is possible, but i never heard of a Nitrofurantoin overdose - side effects- yes, lethal overdose- no. ...Read more

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How long for nitrofurantoin UTI antibiotics to kick in?

How long for nitrofurantoin UTI antibiotics to kick in?

UTI: The action of this antimicrobial is very rapid, but the symptoms, which are a result of inflammation due to the infection, may persist for a day or two. If they persist for a longer time period see your doctor about a possible need to change antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ive ad UTI for 5 wks iam on my 5th lot of antibiotics,the pills iam on now are NITROFURANTOIN?

Ive ad UTI for 5 wks iam on my 5th lot of antibiotics,the pills iam on now are NITROFURANTOIN?

Recurrent uti: Seems you have either frequent reinfection or an internal site that is not clearing. Or the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics. Have cultures been taken? ...Read more

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Does furadantin (nitrofurantoin) work for uti's or is there antibiotic resistance now?

Does furadantin (nitrofurantoin) work for uti's or is there antibiotic resistance now?

Yes, yes: Furantoin still works for many utis but there is also antibiotic resistance so you may need another antibiotic. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is it harmful to take a UTI antibiotic (nitrofurantoin) with a Take Action Levonorgestrel pill?

Is it harmful to take a UTI antibiotic (nitrofurantoin) with a Take Action Levonorgestrel pill?

UTI tx vs BCP: In my opinion the risk of a worsening UTI outweighs the small chance that the antibiotic MAY decrease the effectiveness of your BCP. You may want to use a secondary method of contraception until you start your next pill pack just to be certain ...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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Uti positive for e-coli. Taking nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 7 days. Almost finish my antibiotic this evening, had temperature and back pain ?

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 more

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Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

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 more

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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?

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?

No worries: Despite warnings about antibiotics possibly interfering with birth control pills, this is a very rare problem and virtually never a problem for nitrofurantoin. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not infection: UTI (infection) usually involves a bacterial organism. Cystitis (inflammation with or without infection) is an irritation of bladder mucosa resulting in chronic WBC cells on UA. If there is blood cells (RBC) in the urine, you should undergo a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Macrodantin (Definition)

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