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FDA Approved: November 25, 1970
Pharm Company: SANDOZ
Category: Antibiotics

Nitrofurantoin Overview

Nitrofurantoin (trade name Macrobid among others) is an antibiotic usually used to treat urinary tract infections. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.[2] Contents 1 Medical use 1.1 Antibacterial activity 1.2 Pregnancy 2 Pharmacology 3 Mechanism 4 Adverse effects 4.1 Pulmonary toxicity 4.2 Hepatotoxicity 4.3 Neuropathy 4.4 Contraindications 5 Use in animal feed 6 Trade names 7 Referen...

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nitrofurantoin monohyd mac 100 caps
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I have developed another UTI and I'm in pain, and there's some blood…I found a bottle of Nitrofurantoin Monohyd Mac 100 Caps from February, but the bottle says use by 2016…can I still take it and will they still be effective? ## Hello, Fran! How are you? I'm sorry that you're so miserable. If it isn't expired, it should be okay to take, as long as your doctor approves. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, you may not have enough to finish a full course of treatment, which could create the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is another important reason to consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Th...
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nitrofurantoin mcr 50 mg and nitrofurant mac
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What is the difference between nitrofurantoin mcr 50 mg and nitrofurant MAC 50? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? There is no difference, the word macrocrystal has just been abbreviated differently. The FDA classifies this medication as an antibiotic, its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 10 days ago.
side effects of nitrofurantoin monomac
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After completion of this drug regimen, I find that I am having terrible gas. My gut hurts, but I don't seem to pass it. Is this a common side effect? If so, what helps? Thanks ## I want to know if taking Nitrofur mac 50mg cap is safe for a 3 month time? and what are the side affects? I am allergic to penicillan, sulfa, keflex, e-micin,velocef antibiotics. ## I developed a severe itchy rash on my arms and legs 4 days after finished 7 days on Nitrofurantoin mono/mac.prescribed for a UTI. I am taking a steroid for the rash now and it is better. Was this reaction cause by the drug taken? ## I am currently on day 5 of a week-long regimen for a routine UTI. I, too, am suffering awful abdominal pain and gas/bloating/diarrhea since starting this drug. Glad to see I'm not the only one on...
Updated 17 days ago.
Nitrofurantion and mood issues
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taken nitrofurantion on and of for a while now but the side effects are terrible wheezing bad moods depression anxiety rash dizzy to name just a few cant take the other antibiotics as they dont work for me had a bladder prolapse done last year but its back need to have it done again the tablets have made me feel as if im going mad
Updated 23 days ago.
Severe itching after taking macrodantin
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Hi I am currently taking macrodantin but since I have started taking it I have severe itching problems. Is this normal? ## I have had severe itching as well and was wondering if it was a side effect of the antibiotic. I got the itching about 3 days after taking the pills, then I forgot to take the pills for a day or so and started taking them again and the itching came back.
Updated 24 days ago.
nitrofurantoin mono mac side effects
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I am taking this medication for a UTI. I have been onit for a day and a half, This morning I was suddenly wakened by a loud sound in my ears (sounded like birds chirping), and a stinging pain across my face, down my spine into my arms and legs - worse on my left side than on my right. I sat up and walked around and it finally subsided, although it was hard to walk at first. It felt like my muscles didn't want to respond. I laid back down, as I was very tired, and in about a half hour it happened again, only worse. I am now up and looking for answers. Could this be from the nitrofurantoin? ## Hi, Sally! I'm not sure, it's hard to say. Some people have experienced some very odd side effects from antibiotics, it's happened to me, so I have to say that it is possible. What I...
Updated 25 days ago.
Information on Nitrofurantoin Mono Mac 100MG CAPS
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Can the prescription Nitrofurantoin be taken for the sympthoms of earache, sore throat, headache, and skin sore to the touch? I was also chilling twelve hours ago. ## Nitrofurantoin is used to treat urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin is in a class of medications called antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria that cause infection. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. That said, I think it would be best to diagnose the underlying causes of your sore skin, headache, sore throat, and ear ache. In my honest opinion, a naturopathic doctor would best suit your needs for all the above symptoms and conditions. Additionally, I do see some antibiotics being prescribed for ear aches; however Nitrofurantoin is primarily used for UTI's, so you may also want...
Updated 26 days ago.
folliculitis and nitro 100mg
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Groin blister that's very soft to touch but painful at times Until you release the blood and it sometimes releases a puss that has an odor. Once released it will refill again. Had one couple months ago on the other side but finally went away after a month or so without treatment, possibly because I used coconut oil as a skin moisturizer which could have helped. I use wax so maybe this causing them? I read it most likely is folliculitis. Would NITROFURANTOIN 100 MG TABLETS help heal this ? ## Hello, Nikki! How are you? No, Nitrofurantoin is most commonly used to treat UTIs. It would be best to see your doctor, so they can prescribe the appropriate antibiotic for you. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic ...
Updated 27 days ago.
nitrofurantoin side effects while taking norco
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I am trying to find out if it is ok to take norco with nitrofurantoin mcr 100 mg. Are there any dangers of mixing the two? ## Hello, Alex! How are you? I didn't find any interactions or problems listed between the two, but it's always best to double check such information to be sure. But these are commonly prescribed together, to treat the possible pain an infection may cause, until the antibiotic can clear it up. The FDA classifies Norco as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help ...
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Nitrofurantoin mono/Mac 100mg side effects
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After taking this medication for three days, I did not experience any side effects except for intense headaches right after taking it. On the fourth day I woke up with extreme shortness of breath, feeling of heaviness in my chest, chills, and joint pain. I have never had this sort of reaction to an antibiotic before, or any sort of medicine for that matter, so I thought I might have the flu. I went to the doctor and tested negative for the flu and he said I may have been suffering from really bad allergies. I forgot to take both of the antibiotic pills that day and woke up the next morning feeling better. I then took two pills, one in the afternoon and one at night, and woke up the next day the same as the fourth day. Are these normal side effects for this antibiotic? Also, what about t...
Updated 1 month ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg, 75mg + 25mg
  • Suspension: 25mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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