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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leg muscle cramps, palpitations
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i was perscribe nitrofurantoin for two and a half weeks. During all this period i suffered of leg muscle cramps, nausia, and general bad feeling. A day after I finished taking the medication, I had palpitations with heartbeat of 175 per minute. Can this be a side affect of the medicine? ## it is definately a side effect. nitrofurantoin has actually made me feel worse than the uti it is treating! i have awful nausea, tight chest, muscle aches, fatigue, and my heart feels like it is constantly racing! i will never take this medicine again. ## Have either of you contacted your respective doctors? Yael, especially with that high of a heart rate, you really need to discuss the problem with your doctor, In case it's not just the medication. The other issues can be normal side effects, but...
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Feeling ill taking nitrofurantion
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ive got a uti had it for a week now but not felt too bad, but to the drs Thursday for some antibiotics she gave me nitrofurantion 4 50mg daily for 7 days soon as I started taking them I felt ill... Really bad fatigue to the point I want to sleep all day headaches acid feeling sick & achy muscles just wondering when this will stop I feel 10 times worse then before I started taking them. ## Hello, Jade! How are you? Those can be normal side effects of this antibiotic, you may also experience a non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea, as listed by the U.S. FDA. It may take a week or so, for them all to ease up and go away, once you finish taking them. However, if your symptoms get very severe, you should consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago.
 
MP 23 tablet
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SMALL 6-8MM DIAMETER, YELLOW, MP23 IMPRINTED ON ONE SIDE, TABLET HAS A DIVIDING LINE IMPRINTED ON OTHER SIDE, WHAT IS IT? ## Looks to be possibly Nitrofurantoin antibiotic ## Mp23 on one side of tablet line on other side sm yellow 50mg is this an old tablet
Updated 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 
what is amox clav 500mg used for
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May i take it for a UTI? It expired 2014. ## Unless a specific bacteria is detected that can be treated by this medication, it is not usually the preferred on to treat a UTI. The one normally used most often is Nitrofurantoin, so it would be best to see your doctor and let them prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month 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. ## A non-allergic skin rash can be a side effect of taking an antibiotic, as reported by the U.S. FDA. However, if you also have hives, or any swelling, those could be symptoms of an allergic reaction that will require medical attention. Other typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month 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 2 months ago.
 
Nitrofurantoin: Taking 100mg 2x a day and started bleeding
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I have been put on this antibiotic for a suspected uti infection. Since taking it I have started to have a light period. This is unusual for me as I take cerezette and haven't had a bleed for years, can this happen? Anyone else had this? I'm worried that something more serious is going on and not a uti. ## Hello, Michelle! How are you? This antibiotic tends to reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, so essentially, it nullifies them and induces a period, it is normal and the prescribing doctor should have warned you about it, because it also puts you at risk of candy. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi and thank you for your reply, ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Increase dosage 50mg to 100mg
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I've been taking 50mg for 4 days now with little improvement for a kidney infection. I intend upping my dosage to 100mg for the next 3 days. Will this improve the effects and/or is this ok to do? ## Hello, Jessica! How are you? Has there been any change? Generally, according to the NIH, if there has been no improvement after taking an antibiotic for a full 3 days, it likely means it isn't working for you and you may need to try a different one. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. ## Hi, thanks for this. It turns out you're right. I tried another antibiotic and it didn't work either. It was more than likely kidney stones the doctor said and so I did a natural kidney stone...
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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: (68 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 35356-681 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 40032-450 Nitrofurantoin Oral Suspension 25 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Novel Laboratories, Inc.
  • 42254-064 Nitrofurantoin 100 mg (Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals 25 mg / Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate 75 mg) Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
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