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

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Nitrofurantoin Overview

Nitrofurantoin (trade name Macrobid among others) is an antibiotic usually used to treat urinary tract infection. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.[2] Contents 1 Medical use 1.1 Dosing 1.2 Antibacterial activity 1.3 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 P...

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Macrodantin side effects
I have itchy skin after taking Macrodantin for a week. Is there anything I can do to alleviate this and how long will this itch last, as I have to take the antibiotics for another 3 months? ## Hello, Patti! How are you? If you're getting itchy from it, you should speak to your doctor as you may need to switch to a different antibiotic. The itching could be the sign of an allergic reaction starting and, if that is the case, they just tend to get worse and worse the longer you take the medication, which could put you in danger. Is there anything else I can help with?
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i have a bladder infection only pills here is ilps can they help
I have a bladder infection only pills I have here are LPS can it help ## Hi Irene, Sorry to hear about your infection, but I actually wasn't able to find any medication by the name of "LPS". Was this meant to be an abbreviation for something else? Depending on the severity of the infection, it sounds like your best bet would be to ask your doctor for a prescription-based antibiotic such as Nitrofurantoin, which is primarily used for treating bladder and urinary tract infections. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Nitrofurantoin Details I hope this helps!
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spasmo-urolong for treatment of urinary tract discomfort
a pink coated pill I was given at a pharmecia in Panama in a small town....for the relief of urinary tract pain. Is it an anti-biotic? It works GREAT! Wonder if it is available in U.S. ## It contains the antibiotic Nitrofurantoin. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and skin rash. Did it help alleviate your symptoms? ## As of today i started to pee with blood. No pain whatsoever, except for a burning feeling just as i'm about to finish peeing. I just took Spasmo-Urolong a few min ago. Will this work for my Urinary track infection? ## How I get spasmo-urolong here in USA becuase that it is the best for urine tract infecction I get in my trip to Panama and it is the best!! ## Well i live in panama if you can send me a e-mail i can send you some ,...
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what is nitrofur macr 100 mg used for
I'm suppose to take this medicine for 3 days twice a day. Is that enough time to clear up my UTI?? ## Hi diamond, According to Wiki, the usual adult dose of nitrofurantoin for a urinary tract infection can be 100 mg two times daily, or 50 mg four times daily for seven days. However, in less severe cases, the dosage can actually be prescribed for as little as 3 days. That should be plenty of time to clear up a UTI if it really is acute. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Nitrofurantoin Details I hope this info helps! ## can a 63 lbs dog take 100mg cap of nitrofurantn
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Nitro Mono
Last thursday I went to the doctor & they told me I have a UTI. They put me on Nitrofurantoin 2 pills a day for 7 days. I am on my 6th day and I still have to urinate a lot and there is just some discomfort not as bad as before. It doesn't hurt at all when I urinate like it did. I heard this is a good prescription to be on when having a UTI, but I feel like I should be almost 100% better by now. Will this go away? ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? Yes, the general rule is that you should start to see improvement after 3 days, so by day 6, it should be mostly cleared up. There is a chance that it's just not the right antibiotic to treat your infection, or you may need a longer course of it. Has it cleared up? This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non...
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nitrofurantoin macro 100 mg
How long does it take to work? I have a uti and the symptoms are driving me nuts!
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nitrofurantoin mono mcr 100 for staph infection related UTIs
My doctor told me that Cipro or Bactim are very good for treating UTIs caused by E-Coli, but that Nitrofurantoin Mono_MCR is better than the other two for treating UTIs caused by staph infection. Can you tell me any more about this. ## Hello, Ed! How are you? What else do you want to know about it? It is as simple as your doctor stated, different antibiotics are sometimes better at treating different things. It doesn't mean that the others can't be used, if necessary or if someone is allergic to the preferred choices, but it may take longer and be more difficult to eradicate the infection. They may all cause common side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
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Information on Nitrofurantoin Mono Mac 100MG CAPS
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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nitrofurantoin mcr 100
My mother is taking Nitrofurantoin-mcr 100 for a UTI infection. In the past she has been on other antibiotics for the same and the infection has come back within days of use. Now she has been using the nitro- for 3 days, she has noticed that now it seems she has a bit of thickened blood in her urine. She is also taking a blood thinner(cumadin) for a heart problem. Is this a possible side effect of the med. ## Hello, Ken! How is your mother doing? On this, I'd suggest she see her doctor to have it checked out. It may just be from the UTI, but with her being on the Coumadin, any bleeding can be risky and isn't something to just wait around and see what happens. Do they know what's causing the repeated UTIs?
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nitrofur macr 100 mg Is this for Prostate Infections?
My husband has a prostate infection and this antibiotic has been prescribed. He was on a different antibiotic for 2 weeks that was 500 mg. the doctor says that it is almost cleared but has prescribed nitrofur macr 100 mg for 2 more weeks. Will this clear it up all together? ## Hi, Gayle! How is your husband feeling? Nitrofurantoin is an effective antibiotic and if another was needed, then it's normal for the doctor to want to switch, instead of using the same one again. Doing so helps prevent the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria. He may experience side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more Nitrofurantoin details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I have a prostate infection Bacteria DR prescribed Cipro 500 mg...
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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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