Macrobid for kidney infections, is this okay?

No. The Nitrofurantoin in Macrobid achieves active levels in the urine and can treat bladder infections. It does not achieve therapeutic levels in the tissues and is not effective for a kidney infection.

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Is Macrobid not for kidney infections?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) This drug is used to treat primarily bladder infections and should not be used in the management of pyelonephritis or other infections of the kidney. Read more...

Changed my daughters Abx to macrobid because it was the only PO abx the culture is sensitive to. Yet the med directions say not for a kidney infection?

Trust your doc. This med is commonly used for UTI's when guided by the results of a culture. It is seldom used as a first line drug for unstudied cases, since there are other meds that cover a larger number of germs in general. Read more...

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

Possibly. In general Macrobid is good choice for treatment of a urinary tract (bladder) infection. Untreated utis can progress to kidney infections (pyelonephritis) and may still be treated with Macrobid if the antibiotic sensitivities of the culprit bacterial infection are known. As always if a patient is not improving on a given regimen then the treatment must be re-evaluated promptly. 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...

I took macrobid 2x/5 days for a severe uti. I have Interstitial Cystitis & now have kidney pain. Would Clindamyacin help w/kidney infection?

Different Antibiotic. If you have kidney pain, you need to be re-evaluated for a kidney infection. Clindamycin is NOT going to help by itself and is NOT the standard of outpatient therapy for a possible kidney infection. You should have your urine rechecked and make sure that they do a urine culture in addition to the urinalysis. They can start you on Macrobid twice daily until the results are back. Read more...