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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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
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URI/ allergies
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Best antibiotics to take for URI with allergie to PCN, and breastfeeding ## Hello, Dee! How are you? Nitrofurantoin is usually the preferred antibiotic and the FDA classifies it as being safe during breastfeeding. Your doctor should be able to prescribe it for you, if they deem it appropriate. Its typical side effects may possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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NITROFURANTOIN AND BLOOD PRESSURE
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I have been taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg, one per day for 2 months. Since taking it have had bad headaches, lightheadedness, nausea and my blood pressure keeps going low. Can the Nitrofurantoin cause bp to go low and also once the Nitrofuantoin has been stopped, how long before the side effects disappear ? ## I take notification mono/mac 100mg and my blood pressure is elevated ## There is no effect on blood pressure listed among the side effects reported by the FDA, though there is no way to be sure how nay given medication will affect any certain person that takes it. However, I'd be more inclined to think that your respective illnesses are causing these issues, which means they should improve, after they are resolved. But it would be best to have them checked out, to be sure. Other...
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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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antibiotic expiration
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is it dangerous to take nitrofurantoin 7 months after the discard date? ## Hello, Ezmee! How are you? It doesn't become toxic, or anything, once expired, however, the danger may lie in the fact that it might not be as effective as it was, when new, which could result in your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Thus, it's best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
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My sister has been on the 100mg and now on 5mg of Nitrofuran
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My sister has had bad stomach pains on right side is feeling depressed very don't like her own son she adores 2 mints ago or her husband and sisters is having laughing and crying fits please help so worried for her any ideas? ## Hello, Means! How are you? It would be odd for an antibiotic to cause such depression and mood swings. Its typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, usually include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Has she consulted her doctor? It think it would be good for her to have this checked out, especially with that stomach pain. ## I have also been on nitrofurantion it's a terrible antibiotic I feel so ill depressed anxiety bloody poo. Aching tendonitois feel like I have flu I'm also wheezing very bad it's three weeks a...
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Minor skin rash
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I am taking 100mg every 12 hrs for 7 days, i have only taken two pills, but am starting to develop a skin rash. Should i be worried? I know i may just be paranoid, but i want to check it out. ## Hello, Carol! How are you? While it is always best to have such a symptom checked out, a non-allergic skin rash can be a typical side effect of most antibiotics. As listed by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and diarrhea. Do you have any hives, swelling or itching? ## Just some itching. But not horrible. Ive got the pretty common side effect then ive experienced major headaches.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Uti medication
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My doctor prescribed me 100mg 4x a day nitrofurantoin for 3 days. I finished taking them but my diarrhea didn't stop. And I have really bad acid reflux (rumbling of the tummy) how long will this medication last in my body? I finished drinking the meds last thursday at 3am, its now saturday here in my countrt. Thank you.
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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: (61 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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