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Nitrofurantoin

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

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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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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrofurantoin

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nitrofur macr 100 mg side effects I am alergic to sulfates
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?
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nitrofurantantoin burning skin rashes
Please can you tell me can you get burning skin rashes from Nitrofurantoin 50mg. Also how long for?
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LIGHT YELLOW AND BLACK CAPSULE WITH A LOGO E AND 122
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?
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Taking Nitrofurantoin Mono Mac 100mg For Long Term
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
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Macrodantin side effects
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?
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i have a bladder infection only pills here is ilps can they help
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!
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spasmo-urolong for treatment of urinary tract discomfort
a pink coated pill I was given at a pharmecia in Panama in a small town....for the relief of urinary tract pain. Is it an anti-biotic? It works GREAT! Wonder if it is available in U.S. ## It contains the antibiotic Nitrofurantoin. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and skin rash. Did it help alleviate your symptoms? ## As of today i started to pee with blood. No pain whatsoever, except for a burning feeling just as i'm about to finish peeing. I just took Spasmo-Urolong a few min ago. Will this work for my Urinary track infection? ## How I get spasmo-urolong here in USA becuase that it is the best for urine tract infecction I get in my trip to Panama and it is the best!! ## Well i live in panama if you can send me a e-mail i can send you some ,...
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what is nitrofur macr 100 mg used for
I'm suppose to take this medicine for 3 days twice a day. Is that enough time to clear up my UTI?? ## Hi diamond, According to Wiki, the usual adult dose of nitrofurantoin for a urinary tract infection can be 100 mg two times daily, or 50 mg four times daily for seven days. However, in less severe cases, the dosage can actually be prescribed for as little as 3 days. That should be plenty of time to clear up a UTI if it really is acute. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Nitrofurantoin Details I hope this info helps! ## can a 63 lbs dog take 100mg cap of nitrofurantn
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Nitro Mono
Last thursday I went to the doctor & they told me I have a UTI. They put me on Nitrofurantoin 2 pills a day for 7 days. I am on my 6th day and I still have to urinate a lot and there is just some discomfort not as bad as before. It doesn't hurt at all when I urinate like it did. I heard this is a good prescription to be on when having a UTI, but I feel like I should be almost 100% better by now. Will this go away? ## Hello, Amanda! How are you? Yes, the general rule is that you should start to see improvement after 3 days, so by day 6, it should be mostly cleared up. There is a chance that it's just not the right antibiotic to treat your infection, or you may need a longer course of it. Has it cleared up? This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non...
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nitrofurantoin macro 100 mg
How long does it take to work? I have a uti and the symptoms are driving me nuts!
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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.

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