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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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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'm now taking nitrofurantoin & it's still discharge & no a little smell is this normal while talking this medication?

I'm now taking nitrofurantoin & it's still discharge & no a little smell is this normal while talking this medication?

See gynecologist.: Nitrofurantoin is used for urinary tract infection. Are you taking this for that problem? Are you talking of a vaginal discharge? Sometimes a urinary tract infection and vaginal infections can occur. If there is a vaginal discharge you might want to see your gynecologist and have this examined because the treatment maybe different. ...Read more

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What can be prescribed for a UTI if nitrofurantoin didn't work. Is there a second line drug?

Yes: It depends on allergies, other meds, whether or not your are pregnant, and whether or not a culture was done. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (a sulfa drug), ciprofloxin and Amoxicillin are common alternatives. If a culture was done, it generally directs your doctor to the right drug. ...Read more

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Hi docs, pls tell me how I can use d drugs for UTI culture test I had: Nitrofurantoin sensitive ' (<=16mg/I). Rifampicin sensitive (0.03mg/I) Thanks?

Hi docs, pls tell me how I can use d drugs for UTI culture test I had: Nitrofurantoin sensitive ' (<=16mg/I). Rifampicin sensitive (0.03mg/I) Thanks?

Uti: For a simple, uncomplicated UTI in a healthy young female, neither of those medications would be my choice for treatment. Today one dose of ciprofloxacin (if you can take them and are not pregnant) is usually effective. Of course sulfa medications are still effective in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr put me on Nitrofurantoin for a UTI. After reading online the side effects are scaring me. I've taken 3 so far and only urine is effected. Should I not take this drug?

It is safe and: Effective. Your doctor would not have prescribed it for you if he/she did not think it would be safe and appropriate. All medications have serious potential side effects. If you have taken three without a problem it is likely you will be fine. Follow your health care providers instructions exactly. ...Read more

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Urinalysis shows enterococcus susceptible to ampicillin and nitrofurantoin. I took both and they didn't work! Move on to other drugs listed on report?

Urinalysis shows enterococcus susceptible to ampicillin and nitrofurantoin. I took both and they didn't work! Move on to other drugs listed on report?

Persistent UTI: This depends on what "didn't work" means. Typical UTI symptoms? Abnormal urinalysis? Continued positive culture for enterococcus? Persistent infection despite antibiotics sometimes means things like kidney stones or other urinary tract problems. Discuss with the doctor treating you. If s/he doesn't seem up to speed, ask for referral to an infectious diseases specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

Is it okay to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

Yes: If it is certain that you have a UTI, the symptoms are more reliable than the test. Many doctors don't test at all You just want to be sure you are treating the right thing in the first place. For example, vaginal irritation would not improve with treatment for a UTI, but would give many of the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs (nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms resolve it does not matter that the culture does not grow an organism. However, if symptoms worsen the culture will grow a bacteria that can be identified and treated with right drug. ...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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How quickly should I start feeling relief with nitrofurantoin?

How quickly should I start feeling relief with nitrofurantoin?

48 hours: Give it 48 hours. If you still have symptoms contact your doctor. Was your urine cultured before you started it? ...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 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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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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Is it possible for liquid nitrofurantoin to be taken rectally?

Nitrofurantoin: There is a nitrofurantoin suppository but I don't think it would be wise to just pour it in your bum. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Are there side effects of taking macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): Ususally not but when used for long-term chronic suppression of urinary track infections, cases of "macrodantin lung" an allergic reaction with pneumonia can occur. ...Read more

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Pt with foleys and incontinent of bm, should they take 100mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) daily?

Pt with foleys and incontinent of bm, should they take 100mg of macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) daily?

No: Patients who have chronic Foley catheters normally have bacterial colonization of the urine. Antiobiotics should only be used to treat symptomatic infections to lower the likelihood of developing bacterial resistance to the antibiotics. The fecal incontinence should be addressed for general health purposes and to prevent bed sores. ...Read more

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I started taking nitrofurantoin Marco 100 mg and now I'm starting to bleed. Should I stop taking them?

I started taking nitrofurantoin Marco 100 mg and now I'm starting to bleed. Should I stop taking them?

Talk to: Your prescriber. It is important to discuss with your doctor before starting any medication ...Read more

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