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

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Nitrofurantoin Overview

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; Niftas, Furadantin, Furabid, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Nitrofur Mac, Nitro Macro, Nifty-SR, Martifur-MR, Uro-Tablinen or Nifuretten (in Germany), Martifur-100 (in India), Urantoin, Nifuran (in Macedonia) and Uvamin (in Middle East). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often used against E. coli. Contents 1 Use 2 Pharmacology 3 Mechanism 4 Clinical uses 5 Adverse effects 6 Use in an...

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nitrofurantoin mono mcr 100 prolonged use
i was given this drug for a uti for 1 long can i safely continue this drug i f the symptoms are not completely gone? i immediately felt much better but still have some lingering discomfort after almost 1 week of treatment.i have a history of recurrent infections if antibiotics are not used for a long time. ## Hello, Barbara! How are you doing? Some people are prone to recurrent UTIs and do require this antibiotic on a long-term basis for prevention. That is something you may want to discuss with your doctor. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Sounds like Nitrofurantoin 100mg tablet
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Nitrofurantoin side effect question
I started Nitrofurantoin 100mg 4 times a day, yesterday morning (10th April). I took them 4 hours apart yesterday but have stretched them out a little more today to 6 hourly. Anyway, I am aware of the side effects of this medication, but I just wanted to know timescales. If I were to experience any adverse side effects, when are they likely to hit me? Also when am I likely to start feeling better? I feel worse today than I did when I was diagnosed (9th April). Thanks
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Nitrofurantoin mono mcr 100 mg for uti
Hello, I was previously prescribed ciprofloxacin, for a uti caused by ecoli. After this didn't work, went back to the dr and have been prescribed nitro ... I'm nursing a 9m old baby and wonder if it's safe for him? Thx!
Updated 6 days ago.
sinus infection/prevents spam
I have this odor thats so horrible and i dont know where its coming from. Maybe my nose, uti, or body odor i just dont know. My dr prescribed nitrofurantoin mono mac 100 mgs 2x a day for 7 days, im only on within 24 hrs already, is this a correct medicine or what? I dont notice any changes yet, ## Hello, Donna! How are you? Has it gotten any better? It usually takes 3 days, before you'll notice a difference if the antibiotic is working. Did your doctor do any tests? Have you had any sinus issues?
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nitrofur mac for ear infections
I have an ear infection with a totally blocked ear. I also have some nitrofurantoin left over from a uti. Will this antibiotic help my ear infections ## Hello, Diana! How are you? You need to see your doctor to have the presence of an infection confirmed and, if you do have one, they'll need to prescribe you a full course of an appropriate antibiotic to treat it. And you should always finish the full course of any prescribed antibiotic, to avoid the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Nitrofurantoin mono/Mac 100mg side effects
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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I have Glucoma sho I take Nitrofurantoin Mono 100mg
have not taken any but have peripheral neuropathy also very bad and hate to get worse ## Hello, Evelyn! How are you? What was it prescribed to treat? It's an antibiotic, so it's only effective against bacterial infections and won't treat the conditions you've mentioned.
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Nitrofurantoin given to me at 34 weeks 5 days pregnant
Hi I'm 34 weeks and 5 days pregnant, I took one dose of this medicine this far for a UTI and I've never heard of this medicine before. Is this safe to take for my baby? I am supposed to take this 2x a day for 5 days, I received the medicine today and took one pill thus far, I get nervous about what I'm putting into my body; this was prescribed to me by my OB/GYN but I didn't know that there were restrictions in regards to pregnant women taking this medicine. ## Hello, Miranda! How are you? There have no reports or evidence of risk to the baby, if used during pregnancy, but like any other medication, it should only be used if really necessary and shouldn't be used past 38 weeks. When you have an infection, you have to understand that the risks associated with it to yo...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Nitrofurantoin poison!!!!
I started taking a 10 day prescription for Nitrofurantoin at 6 months pregnant for a UTI almost 4 weeks ago. Eight or nine days into taking it, my heart rate went up to 173. For about 14 hours it fluctuated above 145. Three days after that went away, I got a pressure headache that felt like someone was squeezing my head and broke out in hives. A few days following that I ended up having severe joint and muscle pain, stiff ankles, my heels feel like they are on fire. And I CANNOT walk! The pain is excruciating. It hurts to sit, stand, and especially walk. The headache went away, the rapid pulse, and the rash is getting better, but the tremendous joint pain remains. It hurts so bad at times I just cry! I pray that the baby is ok. I usually use cranberry extract and natural cures, but this...
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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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