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My wife antibiotic sensitivity test reports indicates lik this sensitivity-norflox, resistant- nitrofurmantoin. What does it mean?
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
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
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
Yes: If taken in amount above what is prescribed. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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