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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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What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

Pregnancy medication: Most commonly used pain medications (NSAIDs) and over the counter cough, cold medications are not safe in Pregnancy. However they may not be absolutely contraindicated. Please consult your family physician or Obstetrician before taking any medications in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effect of brown urine to subside when taking the drug Macrobid for a uti?

Varies: The brownish coloration or the urine is from blood in the urine because your baldder was irritated by an infection, for which you are now on the macrobid. However, it may take just a couple of days for the blood to clear up, or s long as a week if it was really irritated. Also, if the infection went up to yor kidneys, could even be longer. Drink lots of water to flush and make sure to finish meds! ...Read more

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If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?

If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?

Depends: If you visibly can identify the pills you initially took in your emesis (vomit) then it wouldn't be unreasonable to take another dose, but if you can't identify the pill (s), be careful, with taking extra. If you are really concerned just touch base with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interactions between Macrobid and celexa (citalopram)?

Is there any drug interactions between Macrobid and celexa (citalopram)?

No: Macrobid is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections (remember to finish all antibiotics regimen). Celexa (citalopram) is generally used as an antidepressant. It works best if taken consistently. Watch for drowsiness/dizziness and do not stop abruptly. Take care. ...Read more

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I started taking macrobid yesterday and today I woke up with a stomachache. Can this medicine cause this? I also have really bad gas.

Consider probiotics: While macrobid is a drug that is mostly secreted into the urine and has minimal serum level, gastrointestinal symptoms can still occur, as is common with many other antibiotics. Consider taking probiotics like Kefir while you are on antibiotics and continue for a few days after antibiotics to help restore normal flora. However, if symptom persists, you should get additional work-up. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling after starting macrobid 3 days ago for uti...no other symptoms...should I keep taking medicine?

I am experiencing ankle swelling after starting macrobid 3 days ago for uti...no other symptoms...should I keep taking medicine?

Med side effect: I would get a change in antibiotic. Drugs can do a lot of good things as well as have all types of side effects.
Best to just change the medication. If goes away you have proven the side effect to the med. If not need to have revisit to see why you have the ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics like doxycycline, bactrim and Macrobid have caused my baby to have a complete agenesis of the corpus callosum? The drugs were prescribed by the doctor for e-coli and ut infections and taken during the first trimester of pregnancy

No apparent link: The meds above have not been linked to acc. Any triggering process is in play at or before the 4th month, when the cc normally forms. Acc has been found as a sporadic event, or showing autosomal dominant, recessive or x linked forms of inheritance. It can occur in normal people or as part af a significant syndrome or chromosome defect. Genetic eval & counseling are indicated for all cases. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Macrobid for bronchitis and the medicine information says it's for bladder infections im confused!

So am I: Not sure why you would be given Macrobid, there may have been a misunderstanding. Please call your doctor in the morning and make sure that was the medication he intended to give you. ...Read more

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I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

Dehydration: Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin flushes, with more fluid evaporating. In addition, if a patient isn't feeling well, they often don't drink or eat as much as they typically do. Patient's who are on other medications, including cardiovascular medications, can be more sensitive to the effects of dehydration. Signs of allergic reaction to a medication usually includes rash that is usually hives, swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can I take Macrobid a week after taking Plan B without it being an issue?

Can I take Macrobid a week after taking Plan B without it being an issue?

Yes.: A week after taking Plan B it's done all it's supposed to do, and antibiotics won't change anything. ...Read more

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Have had over 5 alcoholic drinks 20 hours ago. Can I start taking pain-relievers, particulary paracetamol at a normal daily doses?

Have had over 5 alcoholic drinks 20 hours ago. Can I start taking pain-relievers, particulary paracetamol at a normal daily doses?

Paracetamol: Paracetamol is available otc without a prescription. Drinking a small amount of alcohol while taking paracetamol is usually safe as long as you follow the advice above.
Paracetamol should be used with caution if you have certain health conditions, such as liver problems.
Caution is the best way to approach the use of paracetamol and alcohol. ...Read more

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I have headaches alot. It gets worse when I sleep and a lot of times it gets worse after taking pain relievers. I almost always wake up with one?

I have headaches alot. It gets worse when I sleep and a lot of times it gets worse after taking pain relievers. I almost always wake up with one?

Rule out...: This is far from a complete answer to your question, but if you're sleeping at home and the headaches are worst in the morning before you leave your house, I hope you're not being exposed to carbon monoxide. Call me a focused pathologist if you like -- please do get your home checked, and if everything's okay, get with a good neurologist for further workup. ...Read more

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How long does Macrobid stay in your system after taking the last dosage?

24hours: Half life is 12 hours. That means the half of the total dose taken will be gone after 12 hours and then another 12 hours 50% from the other half will be gone and so forth. ...Read more

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Feeling very sick while taking Macrobid at night why does this feeling only occur at nightime?

Timing of med?: Good question- no good answer except if you are timing your dosage where you get sick shortly before you go to bed, with potential drug- drug interaction if you are on other medications. You should go back to your doctor, to discuss this question. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some easy ways that I can cure soreness without taking pain relievers?

Depends on location:: Depends on the location of the sore muscles. Usually I use a cold or hot pack (whichever you like), massage, stretching exercises or a hot shower usually helps. All of these measures or some might help, to a varying extent.
So try them as they do not have any major side effects. Use the hot pack wrapped nicely in a towel or in a pillow case, so it does not cause a skin burn.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Is taking pain relievers persistently worse then drinking alcohol?

Is taking pain relievers persistently worse then drinking alcohol?

Pain med and alcohol: Persistent use of both -when there is no need -is bad and problematic. ...Read more

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Will I develop allergic reaction to Macrobid taking BID? Taking once daily and doing fine

Will I develop allergic reaction to Macrobid taking BID? Taking once daily and doing fine

Macrobid: Macrobid is designed to be taken twice a day if used to treat infection. If there is no allergy at a once a day level, it is unlikely that one will develop when taking twice a day. ...Read more

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Fell onto my knees last night. Left knee is extremely painful. Unable to put my weight on it. I'm icing plus taking pain relievers.

Fell onto my knees last night. Left knee is extremely painful. Unable to put my weight on it. I'm icing plus taking pain relievers.

See a doctor: Inability to bear weight on a joint after a fall suggests significant injury, possibly a fracture. Being on prednisone increases the risk for fracture. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine while taking macrobid?

Not a good idea: It is generally not a good idea to mix alcohol with any medication for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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Can taking headake/pain relievers damage my kidney?

Can taking headake/pain relievers damage my kidney?

Absolutely: This entity, called analgesic nephropathy, was in fact one of the most common reason for people developing kidney failure and needing dialysis. I wrote a detailed article on this. Here is a link:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain. Html. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking pain relievers almost every day?

What are the side effects of taking pain relievers almost every day?

All depends: Usual side effects such as sedation, constipation, altered mental status would be immediate or early on when starting the medications. Long term effects can lead to hormone imbalance, osteoporosis, liver and kidney disfunction. Of course abuse and addiction are always a risk but this varies from patient to patient. Many who take daily will become dependent on the medication as well. ...Read more

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Safe to drink ensure on macrobid?

Yes: Yes. Make sure you drink a lot of water also ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Macrobid for 10 days?

Yes, unless. . .: Nitrofurantoin (branded as macrobid) is often prescribed for 7-10 days to treat urinary tract infections. Just be sure you're not allergic to it! Or taking any medication w/that might interact negatively. Also be mindful if you have chronic kidney disease. As always, only take this (and any other) medication as directed by your physician. And don't save any for the next infection! ...Read more

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Can I take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Can I take Macrobid if im allergic to latex?

Latex allergy: Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic. There are no cross-reactive reactions with latex that are likely to occur from this medication. Watch out for potentially cross-reactive foods such as banana, kiwi and avocado. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any good cramp pain relievers?

Cyclobenzaprine: Is particularly interesting for it is structurally and pharmacologically related to the tricyclic antidepressants. It may provide significant relief for muscle spasm pain even when used only at bedtime. Although its recommended duration of use is about one month, some clinicians have prescribed it for extended periods of time without reported adverse effects.
Rec. See your pcp for more information. ...Read more

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What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

What are the best arthritis pain relievers available?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joints or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx. Com. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more