2 doctors weighed in:

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

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: UTI

Macrobid will treat only a bladder infection (also know as cystitis) if the cause is due to a germ that is sensitive to macrobid

In brief: UTI

Macrobid will treat only a bladder infection (also know as cystitis) if the cause is due to a germ that is sensitive to macrobid
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