Will a kidney infection go away with nitrofurantn?

No! Nitrofurantoin's benefit, the high concentration in urine, is also its downfall when treating pyelonephritis; it has unpredictable and often low tissue levels. Because of this, pyelonephritis should not be treated with nitrofurantoin.
Possibly. Nitrofurantoin, or macrobid, is commonly used to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections and is usually effective. However if you have a true kidney infection, or pyelonephritis, then you may need IV antibiotics and hospitalization. Best to have a urine sample sent for culture before starting any antibiotic.
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.

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I know nitrofurantoin isnt absorbed well. But what would happen if u took it during kidney infection? Would it do anything? Would it make it milder?

Yes, it works but... Nitrofurantoin has been to be long time-tested effective antibiotic for most uncomplicated female UTI for decades. More on UTI-related subjects? Go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html & in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doc so to harvest the benefits of medical care. More? Contact me & I can help if you wish. Read more...

How long does it take for macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) to work for a kidney infection?

Usually 24-48 hours. Meanwhile you should drink plenty of fluids and take OTC Azo for the burning on urination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...

Is a fever of 103.6 normal for a kidney infection. She's on day 1.5 of 5 for nitrofurantoin. Acetaminophen controls the fever still?

Yes and no. fever is not uncommon with pyelonephritis. generally, I don't believe that five days of an anabiotic such as nitrofurantoin is sufficient to treat a kidney infection. . Read more...
Higher than usual, a brain response indicator suggesting broader infection & WBC response. Tylenol (acetaminophen) many reduce discomfort & ?es brain response to ? temp yet there is also evidence that ?ing body temp response tends to slow response to infection & recovery, thus careful. Nitrofurantion not a great choice, consider that Tx Rx'ed might not be effective, choice of antibiotics usually guesswork & only a Tx strategy. Read more...
IV Abx. A fever this high suggests severe infection, can be dangerous and often need to be in hospial. Fever should trend lower and lower every day, spikes, but less and less. If worsens, changes, or fails to improve, need to seek immediate medical attention. Read more...