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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Increase dosage 50mg to 100mg
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I've been taking 50mg for 4 days now with little improvement for a kidney infection. I intend upping my dosage to 100mg for the next 3 days. Will this improve the effects and/or is this ok to do? ## Hello, Jessica! How are you? Has there been any change? Generally, according to the NIH, if there has been no improvement after taking an antibiotic for a full 3 days, it likely means it isn't working for you and you may need to try a different one. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. ## Hi, thanks for this. It turns out you're right. I tried another antibiotic and it didn't work either. It was more than likely kidney stones the doctor said and so I did a natural kidney stone...
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how long do side effects of nitrofurantoin mono mac last
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I have a rash all over my body after a 10-day course of nitrofurantoin mono macro. The rash started the day after I finished the antibiotic. How long can I expect it to last as the itching is driving me crazy!! ## Hello, Sharon! How are you doing? If it's an itchy rash, then that's most likely from an allergic reaction, the rash that antibiotics can cause as a side effect is specifically called a non-allergic rash, because it just causes a topical skin rash, with no itching or hives. Learn more Nitrofurantoin details here. Have you consulted your doctor? An allergic rash may require proper medical treatment and you will most likely not be able to take this antibiotic again, in the future. ## I'm 28 yrs old and was prescribed macrobid 100mg for a bad bladder infection yesterd...
Updated 29 days ago.
 
Is nitrofurantoin safe during pregnancy
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Im 32 weeks pregnant and i went to the ER and was told i had bladder infection .. i want to know is it safe for my baby and me to take nitrofuration? I was prescribed this medication that is 100mg and take twice a day for 7 days ... Im scare for my baby i dont want anything bad to happen because of this medication! I also have hpv i been having for 4 years the last time i was checked in the beginning of my pregnancy at 8 weeks the hpv was not detected but im afraid taking this med it might cause something to the hpv and i dont want that because i want to have my baby the natural way! ## Yes, the FDA lists as being in pregnancy category B, which means there is no proven risk to the mother or baby. It also should not affect your HPV, since that is a virus. The FDA lists the typical side e...
Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 
Nitrofurantoin dosing
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I read the prescription directions wrong. I'm taking nitrofurantoin for a UTI in pregnancy. The directions say every 12 hours for 7 days. I quickly looked at the bottle and thought it said every 7 hours. I have five pills left, so now about 2 and a half days left now that I know the actual timespan. I'm 33 weeks pregnant and now beginning to worry. Am I okay? ## Hello, Momma! How are you? Congrats on the baby! It would be best to return to your doctor to inform them of what happened. While overdose of an antibiotic isn't usually life-threatening, there may be issues they need to watch for with the baby and they may also need to prescribe more antibiotics, so you can do a full course of treatment. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness,...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
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 ## Hello, Bethany! How are you? Yes, the FDA instructions for it say that you should stop taking it and see your doctor as you may be experiencing an allergic reaction and, if so, you'll need to try a different antibiotic. Typical side effects for antibiotics may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month 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...
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Can I use amox-clav 875 mg to treat a uti?
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Had this med for a spider bite a couple hours f months ago but never used it. Could I take it to treat a uti? ## Hello, Danielle! How are you? In this case, it depends on the type of bacteria that have caused the UTI. In many cases, the preferred antibiotic to treat them is Nitrofurantoin, so it would be best to have it checked out to be sure. The FDA lists the typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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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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: (65 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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