Nitrofurantoin

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Nitrofurantoin Overview

Nitrofurantoin, sold under the trade name Macrobid among others, is an antibiotic used to treat bladder infections.[1] It is not effective for kidney infections. It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and headaches. Rarely numbness, lung problems, or liver problems may occur. It should not be used in people with kidney problems.[1] While it looks like it is generally safe during pregnancy it should not be used near delivery.[1][2] It works by ...

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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...
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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...
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eye pain and macrobid
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I started taking Macrobid for a UTI, I only took one pill yesterday and one today. This afternoon my right eye hurts and waters some. I have had dry eye issues in the eye previously. I am also female and 62 years old. Will this go away when I quit the Macrobid?
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should i stop taking nitrofurantoin cause of itching
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I've taking two nitrofurantoin and all I've done is itch do I stop just abit scared ## Hello, Bethany! How are you? Yes, the FDA instructions for it say that you should stop taking it and see your doctor as you may be experiencing an allergic reaction and, if so, you'll need to try a different antibiotic. Typical side effects for antibiotics may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Taking this medicine nitrofurantoin for a uti is causing my vagina to itch .. why ?
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can i give my dog this nitrofurantoin 100 mg
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My dog is a chawaa and I was wanting to know if I can give her nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100 mg and if so how much ## Hello, Kimmy? How is your pup doing? Did you mean she's a chihuahua? If so, I would suggest not giving it to her, unless your veterinarian tells you to do so. Chihuahuas are usually tiny and can be very sensitive to medications, thus their dosage needs to be precisely calculated to avoid causing them harm. As reported by the Merck Veterinary Manual, an overdose could result in liver failure, kidney failure, and respiratory distress, any of which has the potential to be fatal. ## May I give my 6kg dog a quarter Alzam due to the cracker noise
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Reactions that occurred after finishing Nitrofurantoin
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I recently was treated for a UTI with 100mg of Nitrofurantoin twice a day for 10 days. 11/23/16 through 12/3/16. On 12/6/16, I developed terrible heartburn along with a weird heat/tingly/itching sensation on the palms of my hands and fingers, arches of my feet, eyes, back of scalp. The itching has gotten worse (it is now 12/10/16), and I'm still having problems with the heartburn. I was seen by a doctor for the heartburn on 12/7/16, and he gave me a GI cocktail to relieve the pain, which was basically a band-aid for a couple of hours. I am 53, and have never had a problem with heartburn. I did have a problem, (severe) with terrible itching along with rash back in April when I was prescribed Prednisone. The other thing I experienced was a very heavy period after not having one for a ...
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take 1 pill 2 times a day antibiotics
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When taking prescribed antibiotics and the dosage is 1 pill twice a day, how many hours should before the next dosage? ## Hi Dman, Based on a 24 hour time scale, if you're required to take 1 pill twice daily, that "generally" means taking 1 pill every twelve hours. However I would recommend double checking this with your doctor first, in case he or she has special instructions for your individual case. From what I understand, the dosing schedule may also depend on the brand and whether or not it's an extended release tablet. I hope this helps! What's the name of the antibiotic you're taking? ## levetiraceta 1000MG ## I've just started taking Nitrofurantoin MCR 100MG CAPSULES. They're yellow in color.
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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...
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Nitrofur Macr 100 Mg/ how long does it take?
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About how long does it normally take before you start feeling the effects? I am using it to treat a urinary tract infection. ## Hi Jane, It's hard to say how long it can take for you to "feel" the effects of a drug, as every drug can effect each individual differently. If you're curious about what the proper dosage should be for a UTI and how long you should be taking it for, then the information below will be very helpful in that regard: "The recommended nitrofurantoin dosage for treating UTIs in adults is 50 to 100 mg four times daily, continued for at least three days after the infection has cleared. For uncomplicated infections, the lower amount is usually recommended. For long-term treatment to prevent UTIs in adults, a dose of 50 or 100 mg once daily at bedtime...
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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...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Nitrofurantoin
  • 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.

NDC Database Records for Nitrofurantoin: (79 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-2130 Nitrofurantoin 50 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-2131 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0115-1643 Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals Macrocrystals 50 mg Oral Capsule by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1645 Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals Macrocrystals 100 mg Oral Capsule by Impax Generics
  • 0378-1650 Nitrofurantoin 50 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-1700 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0440-1866 Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 100 mg Oral Capsule by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0440-7868 Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 100 mg Oral Capsule by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0472-1992 Nitrofurantoin 25 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0591-3684 Nitrofurantoin 25 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0591-3685 Nitrofurantoin 50 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0591-3686 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0615-1308 Nitrofurantoin 50 mg Oral Capsule by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7655 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 10544-086 Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/ Macrocrystalline Oral Capsule by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-601 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 12634-415 Nitrofurantion Macrocrystals 100 mg Oral Capsule by Apotheca Inc.
  • 16590-380 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 33261-160 Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/ Macrocrystalline Oral Capsule by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 33261-226 Nitrofurantion Macrocrystals 100 mg/1 Oral Capsule by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
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