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.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and headaches.[1] Rarely numbness, lung problems, or liver problems may occur.[1] It should not be used in people with kidney problems.[1] While it...

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NITROFURANTOIN AND BLOOD PRESSURE

I have been taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg, one per day for 2 months. Since taking it have had bad headaches, lightheadedness, nausea and my blood pressure keeps going low. Can the Nitrofurantoin cause bp to go low and also once the Nitrofuantoin has been stopped, how long before the side effects disappear ? ## I take notification mono/mac 100mg and my blood pressure is elevated ## There is no effect on blood pressure listed among the side effects reported by the FDA, though there is no way to be sure how nay given medication will affect any certain person that takes it. However, I'd be more inclined to think that your respective illnesses are causing these issues, which means they should improve, after they are resolved. But it would be best to have them checked out, to be sure. Other...

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Furitex brand Nitrofurantoin 100mg

The box I have of furitex brand nitrofurantoin 100mg that has been given to me for my uti while I'm visiting Mexico doesn't say what dose to take or if it is dual release or regular... How can I tell and should I take two a day or 4? ## Hello Hannah, After doing some research I found a gov webpage that states the dosages should be only taken as prescribed by the doctor and that the dosages may vary from case to case so there is no suggested dosage. With this in mind I don't think it's a very wise decision to be making guesses or just trusting your safety to strangers on the internet. In this case I would suggest two things in the following order. First if you have the option to do so, I would recommend getting a hold of the doctor who prescribed the medication to you or ...

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Does Nitrofurantoin contain any sulfur?

My doctor (OBG) gave me nitrofurantoin monohydrate macrocrystals (100 caps) for a UTI. 3 days after completing my dose I got an allergic reaction with hives, etc. I went to my MP Dr. and she said I may be allergic to sulfur, but my OBG just told me there is no sulfur in this antibiotic. I am a little confused. So what am I allergic to? ## Hello Shadow, Sorry to hear that you are having an allergic reaction to something in your medication. One thing I would like to point out is that people often confuse sulfa, sulfate, sulfur and sulfite. Sulfur is most commonly found in fertilizers and is unlikely in any medication that you are taking, however sulfa and sulfates are found in medication frequently. It is important when talking with medical professionals to know which of these they are ta...

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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! ## 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? ## what is the difference in nitrofurantion mono-mcr 100mg @nitrofurantion mcr 100mg

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Uti medication

My doctor prescribed me 100mg 4x a day nitrofurantoin for 3 days. I finished taking them but my diarrhea didn't stop. And I have really bad acid reflux (rumbling of the tummy) how long will this medication last in my body? I finished drinking the meds last thursday at 3am, its now saturday here in my countrt. Thank you. ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, as reported by the NIH. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and non-allergic skin rash. How are you doing? Has there been any change? ## I would like to know what over the counter antibiotics are there for a urinary tract infection? It hurts when I go to pee.

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nitrofurantoin mono mcr 100 for staph infection related UTIs

My doctor told me that Cipro or Bactim are very good for treating UTIs caused by E-Coli, but that Nitrofurantoin Mono_MCR is better than the other two for treating UTIs caused by staph infection. Can you tell me any more about this. ## Hello, Ed! How are you? What else do you want to know about it? It is as simple as your doctor stated, different antibiotics are sometimes better at treating different things. It doesn't mean that the others can't be used, if necessary or if someone is allergic to the preferred choices, but it may take longer and be more difficult to eradicate the infection. They may all cause common side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. ## Yes Ed, those are good. I found for just E. coli the microdanton works best, for me. ...

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nitrofurantoin side effects

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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side effects of nitrofurantoin monomac

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...

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Nitrofurantoin-Vaginal itching?

Hello! I was prescribed Nitrofurantoin for a UTI and I’m on my third day of taking it. My UTI symptoms seem to be gone however I’ve developed some pretty instense vaginal itching. Is the itching related to the antibiotic or did I get super lucky and develop a yeast infection or something? No discharge or rash just itching. If the itching IS a side effect of the antibiotic should I call my doctor to discontinue it or is it not a huge deal as long as I can handle it? Thanks in advance for any advice! ## Hello MeSoItchy, Sorry to hear about the UTI. According to Dailymed vaginal itching is a common side effect of Nitrofurantoin. Fortunately it not listed among the side effect listing that cautions you to contact your doctor. It will be up to your own discretion whether or not y...

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Nitrofurantoin mono mac side effects

I am taking this medication for a UTI. I have been on it for a day and a half. This morning I was suddenly wakened by a loud sound in my ears (sounded like birds chirping), and a stinging pain across my face, down my spine into my arms and legs - worse on my left side than on my right. I sat up and walked around and it finally subsided, although it was hard to walk at first. It felt like my muscles didn't want to respond. I laid back down, as I was very tired, and in about a half hour it happened again, only worse. I am now up and looking for answers. Could this be from the nitrofurantoin? ## Hi, Sally! I'm not sure, it's hard to say. Some people have experienced some very odd side effects from antibiotics, it's happened to me, so I have to say that it is possible. What ...

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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: (111 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
  • 0115-1643 Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals Macrocrystals 50 mg Oral Capsule by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1645 Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals Macrocrystals 100 mg Oral Capsule by Impax Generics
  • 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.
  • 0472-1992 Nitrofurantoin 25 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Actavis Pharma, 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.
  • 13811-719 Nitrofurantoin Oral Capsule by Trigen Laboratories, LLC
  • 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
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