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How does nitrofurant monohy 100mg help me?

How does nitrofurant monohy 100mg help me?

See below: It can be used to treat urinary tract infections and be used to prevent them in patients who have had frequent urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Can I take Nitrofuratoin and nyquil?

Yes: The two drugs do not interfere with each other. Nyquil contains a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, and an antihistamine. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic mostly used for bacteria infection in the bladder. It is ok to take both drugs together. ...Read more

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I've been having recurrent UTIs for 18 months. I find that taking one nitrofurentoin once a WEEK not each night stops infection. Is this safe?

I've been having recurrent UTIs for 18 months. I find that taking one nitrofurentoin once a WEEK not each night stops infection. Is this safe?

Sounds good: Intermittent antibiotic treatment is often effective in preventing recurrent UTI in women. The usual approach is 2-3 doses a week, not daily. Once a week should be fine, certainly is safe, and it seems to be working. But still best to inform the doc who prescribed it and make sure s/he agrees. ...Read more

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Historyof UTI's historically I've been prescribed 100MG niTroflurantoin however I only managed to buy Ciproflaxacin 500M-will this work for my newUTI?

Historyof UTI's historically I've been prescribed 100MG niTroflurantoin however I only managed to buy Ciproflaxacin 500M-will this work for my newUTI?

Cipro for UTI?: Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of bacterial resistance to agents like Cipro, Bactrim...antibiotics we would traditionally use against urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin is usually a better choice in this regard. To know for sure, though, we would really need to review a urine culture with sensitivities to antibiotics assessed. ...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?

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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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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I've had a UTI for two weeks now, went to the doc yesterday and got nitrofurantn but now my right side is in awful pain and I'm nautous?

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I've had a UTI for two weeks now, went to the doc yesterday and got nitrofurantn but now my right side is in awful pain and I'm nautous?

Go to ER: It sounds like it has progressed from cystitis to possible pyelonephritis, which is an infection of the kidney - this is far more serious. Go get medical attention urgenty. ...Read more

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Hi, have a Urine cx pos for 10-50000 colonies of enterococc spec. Currently on Keflex. Should changing it to Amox be adequate or NItrofurant needed?

Hi, have a Urine cx pos for 10-50000 colonies of enterococc spec. Currently on Keflex. Should changing it to Amox be adequate or NItrofurant needed?

Enterococcus: More information will be needed to adequately answer your question.
1. Why was the urine culture performed?
2. Are you having any urinary symptoms?
Depending on the above response, a change of antibiotic may be necessary as Keflex has no effect against enterococcus species. ...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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Will a kidney infection go away with nitrofurantn?

Will a kidney infection go away with nitrofurantn?

No!: Nitrofurantoin's benefit, the high concentration in urine, is also its downfall when treating pyelonephritis; it has unpredictable and often low tissue levels. Because of this, pyelonephritis should not be treated with nitrofurantoin. ...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