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

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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Updated 25 days ago.
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can this be used for spider bites ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that is most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. It is rarely used to treat or prevent other infections and should be only taken as prescribed by your doctor. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month ago.
Itchy rash on arms and legs
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I was given A weeks dose of nitrofurantoin 100 mg for UTI and on the last 3 days my skin has been uncontrollably itchy. Small bumps, all through out my legs and arms. The itching seems to become more intense at night. Even a day after I've stopped the antibiotics. When will this stop? Should I see a doctor? ## Hi Kristina, Sorry to hear about your situation. Based on my research, the US National Library of Medicine does actually list itching as an allergic reaction from taking nitrofurantoin. Ref: However this is something that you should probably contact your doctor about as soon as possible if the symptoms don't go away on their own or become too bothersome/severe (which from your description seems like tha...
Updated 1 month ago.
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How long does it take to work? I have a uti and the symptoms are driving me nuts! ## Hello, Michelle! How are you feeling? I am so sorry that you're miserable. Has there been any improvement, yet? There should be no worsening of your symptoms after taking it for a full 24 hours and you should start to see improvement after taking it for 3 full days. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
nitrofurantantoin burning skin rashes
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Please can you tell me can you get burning skin rashes from Nitrofurantoin 50mg. Also how long for? ## Hello, Yebi! How are you? That actually could be the sign of a potentially dangerous reaction to this medication, so you need to seek medical attention immediately. Have you experienced any other side effects? Is the skin blistering?
Updated 2 months ago.
nitrofur macr 100 mg side effects I am alergic to sulfates
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DOES THIS DRUG CON TAIN ANY AC INHIBITERS?AS I AM ALERGIC TO ACE & ARB INHIBITERS ## No, ACE inhibitors and ARBs are most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Nitrofurantoin, however, is an antibiotic and that is the active ingredient. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
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Light Yellow And Black Capsule With A Logo E And 122 ## This contains 100mgs of Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals. It is most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Common side effects can include: nausea, vomiting, rash and fever. Read more here: Do you have any questions? ## After second dose I started having a bad headache. Can I take tylanol? Will it help? Will the headaches go away with time? Should I stop the med?
Updated 3 months ago.
Taking Nitrofurantoin Mono Mac 100mg For Long Term
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My Neurologist prescribed Nitrofurantoin Mono-MCR 100mg for the rest of my life ## Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic usually used in treating urinary tract infections and also against E. Coli. I'm not sure what relation an antibiotic would have to nerve problems, but there are other natural antibiotics in the form of fruits, vegetables, herbs, oils, etc; that in my opinion can be a more feasible long term approach to killing bacteria. Is there any specific reason why your Neurologist recommend an antibiotic for life? ## Hi can I use nitrofuration Marco 100 me if I'm breesfeeding a 10 day old baby
Updated 3 months ago.
Macrodantin side effects
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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?
Updated 3 months ago.
i have a bladder infection only pills here is ilps can they help
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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!
Updated 3 months ago.

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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