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 appears to be generally safe during pregnancy it should not be used near delivery.[1][2] It works by slo...

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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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Violent reaction to Nitrofurantoin
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I am 82 and had UTI from the 1st of April. By 16th April , not better, I needed to start on my third lot of Nitrofurantoin. That day I became very ill. My symptoms lasted three days and nights. Every joint was aching. My arm was as sore as if I had bumped it. I hadn't. It hurt to turn my eyes. I had trigeminal pains and my head was aching. I was being sick although I had an empty stomach.the frightening thing was I was shuddering so violently. my arms were jerking uncontrollably. I have never felt so weak and exhausted. The day I stopped taking the medication was the day those symptoms subsided leaving me totally exhausted and weak. How long will it take to get over this. I am taking my last doses of Pivmecillinam today and can tell that the Cystitis has gone , but I am so short of ...
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Can nitrofurantoin be used for a tooth infection?
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I have wisdom teeth that cracked and I haven't got them pulled out. Now the ones in front of my wisdom teeth cracked and got holes and hurt really bad. Can I use this antibiotic? ## This is usually not the preferred antibiotic to treat dental infections. It is most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and stomach pain. It would be best to see a dentist, so they can prescribe the appropriate medications, and correct the problems that have caused these issues. If you allow them to continue, things are just going to keep getting worse. As someone that has had to get dentures due to severe dental issues throughout my life, I can tell you that while I do love them, they ARE NOT...
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nitrofurantoin mono mcr 100 for staph infection related UTIs
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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. ## Yes Ed, those are good. I found for just E. coli the microdanton works best, for me. ...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
nitrofurantoin mono mac sinus infection
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Is this drug effective in treating a sinus infection? ## Hello, Jawbone! How are you? Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of bacterial infections, but it is not usually the first choice for a sinus infection. Learn more Nitrofurantoin details here. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Has your doctor prescribed it? ## My doctor prescribed it for a urinary tract infection and got me more just in case it returns. (I'm working in England until year's end, but live in Illinois.) I have a sinus infection and so am trying the anti on that, since they're hard to come by in London. ## Sadly and embarrassing I struggle with that big time and the face pain that sends u to your knees praying quick ...
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Yes I was released from the hospital with a severe UTI infection and Nitrofurantoin Mono/Mac
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Upon being release, not only did/do I have this severe, I believe the Dr, called it, UTI infection, but I have 2 other infections, dehydration, sinunitus, pneaumonia, and infected ears. I do have a variety of medications for each ailment, however, the only one I take more than once a day is the Nitro.Mac/Mono. I am so itchy my skin looks horrible and I cannot find any type of relief. I've NEVER itched like this unless I had poison ivy and now the calamine isnt even phasing this. How likely is it the Nitro.mac/mono responsible for this horribleness that I cant get away from this exhausting itch, havent slept a wink for scratching. Please help me. . . ## Hello, Kim! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. There is a chance that it is due to the Nitrof...
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Nitrofurantoin for an infection in the finger
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Can you use nitrofurantoin for an infection in the cuticle of a finger if there is a little pus? ## Has it been prescribed for you to treat it? It is an antibiotic, but should only be taken if you were told to take it for such an issue by a medical professional. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and diarrhea. A topical antibiotic ointment might also help, in such as case, unless it is a severe infection.
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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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Sore throat feeling weird
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I'm on my last nitrofurantoin, but I woke up last night with a sore throat and still have it now. I have been feeling very weird alday, I suffer with anxiety and this is setting me off now its night time. Do I just take the last one in the morning ? Or stop.
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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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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: (88 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
  • 68 more results ...

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