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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Can I open nitrofurantoin mono 100mg capsules and take with applesauce? 

Can but with care: You may take with the food and it can be mixed with the food but it can be very bad tasting so need to be careful. Capsules are easy to swallow usually if you put the capsules in and fill your mouth with water and then tip your chin down and swallow and the capsules float to the back and go down easily. I hope this helps and eat plenty with the medicine if you empty the capsule. ...Read more

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Im taking nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100mg for a UTI. will it clear in 7days and is it strong?

Usually clear fast: Urinary tract infections are usually cleared quickly and completely with appropriate antibiotics. Symptoms generally subside within a day or two, and complete cure occurs within 5-10 days. It is important to complete the entire course of medication prescribed by your physician, even if you are feeling better, to ensure that the infection is completely gone. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to take celebrex (celecoxib) while taking nitrofurantoin mono mcr 1 100mg?

Please advise if it's okay to take celebrex (celecoxib) while taking nitrofurantoin mono mcr 1 100mg?

Drug interaction: Checker revealed no significant medication interactions between nitrofurantion ; celebrex (celecoxib). ...Read more

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Does nitrofurantoin mono treat any infection besides urinary infections?

Does nitrofurantoin mono treat any infection besides urinary infections?

Nitrofurantoin: Nitrofurantoin should not generally be used to treat infections outside of the urinary tract. ...Read more

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I just finished my nitrofurantoin mono 24 hours ago. Can I have a glass of wine?

Yes: While it is not wise to mix alcohol and nitrofurantoin as it makes side effects worse or may decrease the efficacy of the medication. A glass of wine 1 day after finishing your nitrofurantoin will be fine. ...Read more

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I'm taking Nitrofurantoin Mono-MCR 100MG. for an UTI. How long before I can expect some relief from the UTI symptoms?

See below : If UTI diagnosis correct and bacteria sensitive to nitrofurantoin which is very good choice of antibiotic for simple UTIs/bladder infections without fever, then your may notice improvement in symptoms as soon as 24 hrs if treatment initiated soon after symptom onset or may take 48-72 hrs if symptoms and inflammation have been present for several days or longer. Should take Nitrofurantoin 5-7 days. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more