Can Macrobid cure chlamydia?

No. Nitrofurantoin, the active ingredient in Macrobid®, is not effective or recommended for treatment of chlamydial infections. The recommended treatments are azithromycin (Zithromax®) or doxycycline, with levofloxacin (Levaquin®) and erythromycin as alternatives.

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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...

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...

I was diagnosed with a uti and chlamydia and was given macrobid for both, is that enough to take care of my problems?

UTI OK, chlamydia no. You might have only chlamydia, which can cause similar symptoms and urinalysis findings as UTI. Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is good for most UTIs but definitely will not work against chlamydia, which needs to be treated either with doxycycline or azithromycin. Contact your doctor, or get a second opinion from a doctor or clinic with expertise in STDs. Good luck! Read more...

Will taking macrobid for a uti make a test for sti chlamydia, etc result in a negative?

No. Nitrofurantoin is not effective treatment for chlamydia infections. If you have a chlamydial infection, the nitrofurantoin will not result in a negative test. Other antibiotics (such as Zithromax) should be used to treat Chlamydia. Read more...
No. But the usual test for a UTI would not pick up a STD like chlamydia.If you were exposed, you need to be sure you ask for the specific testing involved.Chlamydia can have few if any symptoms while it is tearing up your system and destroying fertility. Read more...

Is it okay that the doctor prescribed me macrobid and doxycycline for chlamydia and a urinary tract infection, even though doxycycline kills both?

Yes. Hyoscyamine and nitrofurantoin is in Macrobid and covers urinary infection along with Doxycycline. The 2 meds together give a broader coverage in case the organism growing is resistant to doxycycline, Once the organism growing is known, then medications can be adjusted. Read more...