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Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

Macrobid: Hello, Macrobid is an antibiotic commonly used for urinary tract infections. See your doctor for a better choice for your infection. ...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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Can I take Macrobid for a UTI and cephelexin for strep throat? Thanks in advance.

Can I take Macrobid for a UTI and cephelexin for strep throat? Thanks in advance.

Sure you can: Both conditions can easily be treated with one antibiotics, e g., cefdinir. ...Read more

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Can you take docycycline or macrobid for strep throat and ear ache/infection?

Can you take docycycline or macrobid for strep throat and ear ache/infection?

Macrobid/Doxycycline: Macrobid is an antibiotic used in treating urinary tract infection. Doxycycline can be used to treat strep infection. Antibiotics of choice for strep throat is penicillin or amoxicillin, for ear infection amoxicillin or augmentin. Important to not self diagnose or use left over antibiotics. Follow up with doctor for definitive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat my strep throat?

Can macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat my strep throat?

Unlikely: The germ would probably laugh at this drug. Time to have your throat issue properly confirmed and the proper meds prescribed if needed. More than half of raw throats are viral. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat strep throat?

Need doctor's help! Will macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat strep throat?

No: Not only is macrodantin, or nitrofurantoin, not good for that particular bacterium, but it works by concentrating in the urinary system. Macrodantin is not terribly effective against infection anywhere in the body but the urinary system. ...Read more

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Will macrobid 100mg capsules treat chlamydia?

Will macrobid 100mg capsules treat chlamydia?

No: Macrobid is a wonderful medication for UTI due to common bacteria such as E. coli because its activity is limited to the bladder. Chlamydia is more likely found in the vagina, which is nearby but not exactly the same body part. There are very good antibiotics for treating Chlamydia. See your doctor for separate prescription. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid be used to treat bv?

Can Macrobid be used to treat bv?

No, not indicated: Is used for urinary tract infections. It is excreted by the kidney ; sterilises the urine ; does not affect the vagina. ...Read more

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Can macrobid help treat chlamydia?

Can macrobid help treat chlamydia?

No: Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/tg2015/chlamydia.htm for antibiotic options to treat chlamydia. Don't place yourself in harms way ie don't have sex until completed 7d course of appropriate antibiotics AND partner has been treated (http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia. Htm). Better yet, make him wear a condom & wrap it up each & every time. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

Will Macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

No: I wouldn't expect gardinerella to respond to standard antibiotic therapy. Gardnerella vaginalis is considered an anaerobic bacterium and as such is usually treated by Flagyl (metronidazole) or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Had culture done of urine and diagnosed with uti. Dr gave macrobid. But my kidney hurts and read somewhere that Macrobid doesn't treat k.I.What to do?

Had culture done of urine and diagnosed with uti. Dr gave macrobid. But my kidney hurts and read somewhere that Macrobid doesn't treat k.I.What to do?

You are correct: Macrobid, long acting form of Nitrofurantoin macro-crystals is good at sterilizing urine ; treating uncomplicated bladder infections or antibacterial prophylaxis but does not achieve tissue levels needed to treat kidney infections. Flank pain with UTI is a kidney infection until proven otherwise and require a bactericidal antibiotic with good tissue levels, cotact your dr asap to start treatment. ...Read more

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Is Macrobid low on the offender list for causing C Diff? I have a history of C Diff but need a good antibio for UTI & want to be treated but also safe

Is Macrobid low on the offender list for causing C Diff? I have a history of C Diff but need a good antibio for UTI & want to be treated but also safe

Macrobid and C. diff: I would agree-certainly some antibiotics are more 'likely' to cause C. diff compared to others. That list includes CLINDAMYCIN, but also fluoroquinolones like Cipro, Levaquin. Microbid shouldn't be too terrible and benefit of therapy (treating the UTI) should be weighed against risk (reactivating the C. diff). There are other factors involved -like how long ago you had the C. diff, etc. Talk 2 MD ...Read more

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Is it safe to be treated with Macrobid for a kidney infection?

Is it safe to be treated with Macrobid for a kidney infection?

No.: Macrobid, or nitrofurantoin, is a poor choice for most kidney infections such as pyelonephritis and renal abscess. Is does not acheive high enough concentration in the tissues to treat the infection adequately. It does work well for uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections. If you are on Nitrofurantoin and develop a kidney infection, see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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My wife is taking macrobid 100 mg caps twice a day to treat a UTI. Was told that if she has pain to go to emergency. She is having cramp like symptom?

My wife is taking macrobid 100 mg caps twice a day to treat a UTI. Was told that if she has pain to go to emergency. She is having cramp like symptom?

Cramps: Are not uncommon with UTIs. Usually these do not warrant an ER visit unless they are severe, however it depends on where the crampy pain is located and whether or not it is accompanied by fever, nausea, or flank pain (which could signal that the infection has traveled to the kidneys, and that WOULD warrant an ER visit. If her cramps are worse than a period, call your Dr's office for advice. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

Maybe.: If the bacteria causing the infection is killed by Macrobid, it will help. But if you have a "kidney infection" and have not seen a doctor, please get checked and get on supervised treatment to prevent serious damage and sepsis. If you are on Macrobid for a uti and develop pain in the mid back, fever over 100, or vomiting, then you need to get seen today. IV antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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I've had burning, freq, and urgency. UA shows trace blood two separate times...culture neg. Treated w cipro and now macrobid. Still symptomatic.?

See urologist: You may have interstitial cystitis which is not relieved by antibiotics. If an infection is still suspected, a PCR assay for bacterial DNA would be efficient in detecting the cause for the infection. Your best bet is to consult an urologist. ...Read more

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I was treated yesterday for a bladder infection and I believe I have BV based on my symptoms. The doctor gave me a script for macrobid will that take?

I was treated yesterday for a bladder infection and I believe I have BV based on my symptoms. The doctor gave me a script for macrobid will that take?

Microbic is an: Excellent choice of antibiotic for uncomplicated bladder infections but it's unlikely to be effective against BV. If you have a bladder infection, you should take the Microbid. Contact your doctor if 1) your symptoms persist after finishing Rx, 2) you have typical symptoms of BV (odorous, somewhat watery discharge) or 3) a urine culture shows no bladder infection. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Just treated for bacterial orchitis (testicle infection) took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)macrobid, doxycline, full courses. Testicle is still moderately hard/ bulges out.

Just treated for bacterial orchitis (testicle infection) took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)macrobid, doxycline, full courses. Testicle is still moderately hard/ bulges out.

Consider ultrasound: If you had orchitis sometimes takes weeks for hardness to resolve after treatment but I would recommend a testicular ultrasound especially if between ages 20-40 to be sure no other underlying reason for testicular firmness and swelling ...Read more

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Does Macrobid help kill E.Coli 100, 000 colony (showed up urinalysis)? Can it help treat kidney infection? Feel like flank feels bloated, irritated.

Does Macrobid help kill E.Coli 100, 000 colony (showed up urinalysis)? Can it help treat kidney infection? Feel like flank feels bloated, irritated.

Bladder, not kidney: If E Coli, or any other bacteria causing urinary infection, are sensitive to Macrobid, it will kill and eliminate them if taken properly. Sensitivity is determined through a two day culture and sensitivity test in the lab. Macrobid concentrates in the urine, but does not achieve significant tissue levels. It therefore works well for bladder infections (UTI), but not kidney tissue infections. ...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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Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Side effects of Macrobid 100mg 1 capsule twice a day?

Many: This antiseptic has close chemical similarity to diphenylhydantoin (dilantin), a drug with enough side effects to fill an entire textbook. Taken for brief periods this can be a highly effective agent against simple urinary tract infection, but would advise against long-term usage in most circumstances. ...Read more

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Will macrobid help any with a possible streptococcus?

Nope: Nitronfurantoin (Macrobid) is not active against strep. In addition, it provides effective levels only in urine, not in blood or other tissues; it is not used against any infection outside the urinary tract. If you think you have a strep infection, see a health professional for testing and a prescription for effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Macrobid overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Macrobid overdose?

Macrobid overdose: Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic medication.
An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid capsules be opened and mixed in with applesauce or food?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) better: You can mix the powder with, apple sauce, yogourt, ice cream etc on a teaspoon and take it that way. We usually prescribe it to taken that way by people, especially young children, who can not swallow pills or capsules. ...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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Tomorrow is my last day of Macrobid and my kidney area still hurts, what should I do?

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See your doctor: Macrobid is a good antibiotic for a urinary tract infection, but if you have a kidney infection, it is a poor choice; while it concentrates well in urine, it does not achieve appropriate levels inside the tissue itself. I would go see your doctor as soon as possible for evaluation, you don't want kidney damage due to unchecked infection. ...Read more

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Does Macrobid make urine smelly. I'm on my seventh day and feel fine other than that?

IT CERTAINLY: Can, particularly if you are not drinking enough water and your urine remains concentrated. Push the water please! ...Read more

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Why is it that I have chronic utis? I have been put on Macrobid and even had a stint put in but it has never went away. Sex is painful...

Why is it that I have chronic utis? I have been put on Macrobid and even had a stint put in but it has never went away. Sex is painful...

Different reasons: Recurring UTIs take place due to failure of therapy due to resistant bacteria, interrupted treatment or structural problem like stones /blockages of the urine passageway. Sometimes people have more than one infection where only one is diagnosed. Examples include if you have a bacterial infection being treated but there is also yeast that is not treated cause was not seen. Discuss with your docto. ...Read more