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Had To Stop Taking Macrobid On Day Five

Stopped taking Macrobid on day five in order to complete a gastric emptying scan. I resumed taking it on day six. I have four days left to complete my 10 day UTI treatment. Have I compromised it's effectiveness? So far, it seems to have worked wonders on my UTI. Thank you for your response-just worried I won't get rid of this nasty bug. ## Hello, Rose! How are you? I'd suggest checking with your doctor to be sure, you may need to do another full course of treatment. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Taking Macrobid 100mg

I have been taking this drug for 6 days now one in the morning and one at lunch but the pain of feeling the need to go all the time happened this morning it seems to be settling down now but I feel a little bit ichy down thier and have small mucus in my urine. I am a type one diabetic take insulin, pantaloc 40mg (for stomake) paxil 20mg and Wellburtin 100mg my question is should I go see a doctor again if my symptoms dont improve they are improving just worried it came back. ## Hello, Tina! How are you? How much longer will you be taking it? If you're still having such symptoms this far in, you may need a longer course of the antibiotic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

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Macrobid rash

I took macrobid for a UTI. On the last day I thought I had the flu. Chills, fever, exhaustion, a little nausea and a little pain. The second day of the flu I went to the doctor, and noticed I had a rash developing on my legs. We thought the rash was unrelated to the flu. Two days later the rash is very severe, with purplish spots and climbing up my body. The doctor said he did not advise any steroids but now I'm a little worried. They made an appointment for me for with a dermatologist four days from now but I'm afraid I'll be permanently disfigured by then. Also my ears are ringing. Should I go to an urgent care center? It's Friday night and the doctor will be unavailable over the weekend. ## The FDA does list a non-allergic skin rash as being a possible side effect of ...

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depression/pale on Macrobid

On my last day of treatment: I am PALE and depressed.... Is this normal? Feeling tired and just a sense of feeling real bad with no explanation. ## Yes, this antibiotic may cause those types of symptoms, it could also be due to your having had an infection. As listed by the FDA, other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and diarrhea. If things get worse, or don't improve in a week, or so, you should see your doctor, again. Is there anything else I can help with?

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can macrobid be used on ear infection

I was prescribed nitrofurantoin 100mg for a bladder infection, I ended up not needing them, now I have an ear infection... can I take this medication to treat the ear infection? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? I'm sorry about the ear infection, they can be very painful. This is an antibiotic that can be used to treat various types of infections, as listed by the FDA, but it may not be the appropriate one for your ear infection and taking it inappropriately creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. You should see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and prescription, if necessary. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My poor dog has a swoll...

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My UTI isn't gone yet.

I've been taking macrobid 2x a day for 4 days now, I have 3 more days left but the burning isn't too bad anymore but I still smell that UTI urine smell and I know my uti isn't gone yet and it maybe isn't even getting too much better. Is that normal? Should I see my doctor? ## Hello, Summer! How are you? The general rule with antibiotic is that if they are working, you shouldn't see any worsening after the first full 24 hours of taking them and you should start to see improvement after being on them for a full 3 days. If that does not apply, then yes, you should consult your doctor. 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?

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can i take amoxicillin clavulanate potassium with macrobid

I was prescribed macrobid for a bladder infection and now have an abscessed tooth. I have amoxicillin clavulanate with potassium. Can I take both antibiotics at the same time? ## Hello, Julie! How are you? They can be taken together, but you should only do so if your doctor or dentist has instructed you to take them both. The FDA lists the typical side effects of 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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Chest pain side effect

I have been taking macrobid for 2 days now. My chest has progressively started hurting with burning. I also have a cough. Do I need to go to ER or call doctor in the morning.. Also what is happening and what will my doctor do for this ## Hello, Reynolds! How are you? I'm sorry about the way you're feeling. The burning coupled with the cough leads me to suspect that you may be experienced acid reflux, which can be a side effect of this antibiotic. You should contact your doctor, they may want you to try an antacid. The FDA lists other 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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Drug allergies

If I was allergic to Macrobid or macrodantin years ago ( I don't remember what kind of reaction I had), can I take the generic form of Bactrim? I had to stop taking Cipro because of sores in my throat and a severe sore throat. ## Hello, Carole! How are you? Yes, this is a different antibiotic that is unrelated to the other. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Caveat: You can take it, as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you.

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Macrobid excretion rate

How long does Macrobid remain in your body after you stop taking it? It's causing itching after three days of use. ## Hello, Sam! How are you? Did you experience any other allergic reactions, such as a skin rash, swelling, or trouble breathing that the FDA lists? It may take a week, or so, before things settle back down and the reaction goes away. Have you consulted your doctor? If you need an antibiotic, then you most likely need to switch to a different one.

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I already diarrhoea and have been precribed microbid

I already have diarrhea dur to previous c diificile infection . My doctor has prescribed microbid which I not very keen o take. Since I feel it will worsen my situation. What should I do? ## Hello, Jam! How are you? Diarrhea can be a side effect of antibiotics, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and non-allergic skin rash, as listed by the FDA. However, C. Difficile can be deadly, if you let it continue untreated. Your doctor would not have prescribed it, if they though there was a dangerous risk to you. How long will you be taking it?

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Generic macrobid

This antibiotic did cause burning in the chest, heart palpitations, disgusting taste in mouth that nothing can get rid of, loss of appetite and diarrhea and vomiting the first day I took it with yogurt. I wouldn't advise anyone to take this medication with dairy. Be sure to have a FULL meal before taking this medication to avoid severe nausea ?? I also had joint pain in my calves and tingling in hands and feet. ## Hi Rys, Sorry to hear about your experience with generic Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin). Looking at the drug monograph on NIH.gov, all of what you mentioned, aside from heart palpitations & that "disgusting" taste, are reported to be general side effects from the medication itself. However I too try to stay away from dairy as often as possible. Not sure if that'...

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tell all

There use to be a long list of warnings about this drug. But Stopped. Many people were passing info along. My story and all should know. Wife died with lung fibrosis N0v 14.2010 due to long term use of 2 years, Had no warnings from urologist about the side affects, Just found this site. I was able to warn many others about use and sure I saved lives. Please people pass the word along and search the terrible problems...not that rare, ## Hello, Bob! How are you? I am so very sorry for your loss. And thank you for posting this warning for others. People should always research every medication they're given and be fully informed of the possible risks that may be associated with them. Not everyone experiences a bad outcome, but it can happen. Is there anything I can help with? ## I was o...

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nitro fur CORRECT MEDICAATION ?

A culture and sensitivity of my urine was done and revealed..... STREP B in my urine !!!!??? As a preliminary, my doctor put me on MACROBID 100 mg X2 daily .......Reading various sites, this drug is NOT the best selection for STREP B ???? and also NOT receptive to Tetracycline........ My pills finish this Monday, 9/29 and I see the doctor on the 30th.....These pills cost $27 for 14 of them......Any knowledgeable persons out there to inform me, appreciated. ## am 64F healthy apart from a UTI which is being treated.... My new question is as follows...been diagnosed with mild osteopenia, a step below full blown osteoporosis. My doctor wishes to put me INJECTIONS to slow down the progression of osteoporosis. I have read and read and read where there are CONTRAINDICATIONS as a result of taki...

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what is nitrofur macr 100 mg used to treat

Just finished 500mg amoxicyillin for tooth infection. It's still here, but now also have a UTI. Prescribed macrobid 100mg. I'm now concerned that I have a major infection brewing. Will this help? ## Help, Mich! How are you? It is most commonly used to treat UTIs. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. There's a chance that some bacteria just traveled through your digestive tract from your mouth to your bladder, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a major infection. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the prompt reply! Yes, I think some of the bacteria did travel. I guess what concerned me is that I got the UTI while already taking an antibiotic. I just hope that the macrobid will do the job for all of ...

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Macrobid While Conceiving

i was treated for an UTI with macrobid for 7 days,at the same time i was ovulating and became pregnant.should i be worried for my baby? ## You may want to mention it to your doctor, just to be sure, but from the details I'm finding, it isn't known to cause problems unless taken during late pregnancy, such as during the last 2 to 4 weeks. Learn more Macrobid details here. Congratulations and how far along are you?

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chills

I was prescribed Macrobid after cystoscopy. I have been on it 3 days.I feel bloated, constipated ,chills and feel like i have a fever. Temp. is only 97.5. My face is hot and my forehead is dry and peeling.Has anyone had any of my symtoms. I have taken stool softeners and am drinking lots of water.Called nurse and she seemed to think it was the anesthesia that is causing my symtoms.After knowing i am not the only one with bad side effects i will stop this horrible antibiotics. ## Actually, that skin peeling may be the sign of a possible serious reaction that does mean you should stop taking it immediately and seek medical attention. Learn more Macrobid details here. Did it clear up when you stopped taking it?

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Nitrofur Macr 100 Mg can I eat dairy?

Can I eat dairy products while taking this medication for a UTI? ## Hi Mari, While there are certain antibiotics that cannot be taken with dairy; dairy products are not listed as a food/drug interaction with Macrobid (nitrofurantoin); so in this case there is no need to worry. The reason why some antibiotics cannot be taken with dairy is because some of the minerals in these products can bind to the antibiotic, making it less effective. I hope this info helps!

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macrobid 100 mg side effect

I have been on this drug for less than a week and I have terrible pain in my joints, my fingers, my knees, etc. Could this be a side effect from the drug? ## I have been taking the drug for three days and my joints are killing me, alonng with sleepiness. ## I took this about four weeks ago and still have horrible pain in joints (knees, fingers, toes) ... wondered how long it took for your side effects to subside. ## I have 2.5 days left in my RX of Microbid (7 day course) . As of yesterday, I have had moderate achiness in both knees (they ache REALLY bad). I am 43 yr old female and past injuries and no arthritis in knees. I am relating this to this medication (Microbid) Thank goodness I have a desk job; however, when I do walk even short distances or up stairs my knees hurt. By the end ...

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Nitrofur Macr 100 Mg Is This Related To Sulfer

Is macrobid or the generic ( Nitrofur Macr 100) be related to Sulfer or Penicillin? ## Although this is an antibiotic, It does not contain Sulfur, nor is it related to Penicillin. Due to sulfa allergies, it must be stated on a medication when it contains a sulfur-based ingredient. This antibiotic does have a lot of side effects however, so you may be experiencing one or more of these if you do have any symptoms. You can read more about this drug by clicking on the links below: I would suggest looking into the vast number of natural antibiotic alternatives (in the form of herbs, essential oils, and dietary changes) if you're not getting the results you're looking for from Nitrofurantoin. I hope this helps!

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