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Will Macrobid Treat Strep
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can a doctor determine the severity of a uti and how to treat it? Prescribed Macrobid for 7 days, not sure if I am clear since I also have HPV?
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
Just treated for bacterial orchitis (testicle infection) took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)macrobid, doxycline, full courses. Testicle is still moderately hard/ bulges out.
Had a UTI was treated with 7day macrobid. Back pain last day of antibiotics. Home UTI test was neg. But Would a kidney infection show on a Home test?
May not: Especially after the antibiotics. I would see your primary doctor if it persists. You may need an ultrasound. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I just recieved my meds called macrobid. I don't take pills or capsules! Is there a way where I can take them, for example, opening and sprinkling it?
Yes.: There are many bad-tasting medicines you can "hide" in chocolate syrup or fruit jam or sherbet. ...Read more