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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can i give my dog this nitrofurantoin 100 mg
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My dog is a chawaa and I was wanting to know if I can give her nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100 mg and if so how much ## Hello, Kimmy? How is your pup doing? Did you mean she's a chihuahua? If so, I would suggest not giving it to her, unless your veterinarian tells you to do so. Chihuahuas are usually tiny and can be very sensitive to medications, thus their dosage needs to be precisely calculated to avoid causing them harm. As reported by the Merck Veterinary Manual, an overdose could result in liver failure, kidney failure, and respiratory distress, any of which has the potential to be fatal.
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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...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 6 days 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 6 days ago.
 
Macrobid two weeks 100mg twice a day
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Just finished Macrobid after two weeks I have rashes all over my legs and back. Should I take Benadryl ? The rashes are painful, my joints hurt so much (I have RA)but my joints are very painful. Ive been running a low grade fever for the past three days and feel like I have the flu. Any ideas? Good News uti is gone lol! ## Rashes caused by an antibiotic should not be painful, they may itch if you're allergic to it, but they shouldn't hurt. Have you had this checked out by your doctor? I'm concerned that you may be having some type of bad reaction, there are several possibilities listed by the FDA and all require prompt medical treatment. The joint pain can be a normal side effect and should go away within a week or so, or at least return to your normal level, since you have ...
Updated 18 days 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 21 days ago.
 
nitrofurantoin side effects
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I am 76 years old. I was prescribed Nitrofurantoin 50 MG twice a day for a UTI. On the 11th day I developed a red rash all over my legs, huge hives everywhere which itched incessantly, swelling of face and lips and extreme fatigue. The swelling, hives and rash went away after 3 - 4 days, but now, 10 days after that I still have low energy which isn't like me ## Hello, Gingos! How are you doing? I am so sorry about the reaction you had. That really sounds like you are allergic to it and should make sure not to take it again in the future. Have you consulted your doctor? I had an allergic reaction to one myself last year and it's really just a matter of time for all of the symptoms to improve, it took about a month for all of mine to go away and for me to feel back to normal. ## C...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
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...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
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 1 month 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 2 months ago.
 

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: (70 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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