Can Macrobid Be Used On Ear Infection

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Mary Says:

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?

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Verwon Says:

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?

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Rosco Says:

My poor dog has a swollen left rear paw... will macrobid be of any help in treating any infection that may be in it? He is so sad... i hate to see any type of pain in his big pretty eyes. Please help! Thank you.

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