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 appears to be generally safe during pregnancy it should not be used near delivery.[1][2] It wor...

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Expired Nitrofurantoin
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I have Nitrofurantoin that expired in 2015 - Can I still take them? I suffered from UTI's on a regular basis at that time and have not had it again until now.
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Nitrofurantoin dosing
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I read the prescription directions wrong. I'm taking nitrofurantoin for a UTI in pregnancy. The directions say every 12 hours for 7 days. I quickly looked at the bottle and thought it said every 7 hours. I have five pills left, so now about 2 and a half days left now that I know the actual timespan. I'm 33 weeks pregnant and now beginning to worry. Am I okay? ## Hello, Momma! How are you? Congrats on the baby! It would be best to return to your doctor to inform them of what happened. While overdose of an antibiotic isn't usually life-threatening, there may be issues they need to watch for with the baby and they may also need to prescribe more antibiotics, so you can do a full course of treatment. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness,...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Nitrofurantion MomoMac 100mg caps
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Standard Black/yellow capsule Side 1 E122 May cause drowsiness. Use Care when operating a Car or Dangerous Machinery. May color urine or feces. Take wih food or milk. ## i am taking nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100 mg tabs which are black and yellow and i have been very sick since i started this medicine. i could not eat for 4 days just some liquid and a headache and slept all day long with no problem. i feel like someone gave me poison. i have a prolapsed bladder and this is the second time i have had an infection since feb. 2011 and now again . i took the same medicine the first time and was sick and nauseated a lot with headache but had to take 12 days to get infection better. does this have any sulfur products in it at all. my mouth has broken out in sores inside and the outside i have a...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
Nitrofur Macr 100 Mg/ how long does it take?
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About how long does it normally take before you start feeling the effects? I am using it to treat a urinary tract infection. ## Hi Jane, It's hard to say how long it can take for you to "feel" the effects of a drug, as every drug can effect each individual differently. If you're curious about what the proper dosage should be for a UTI and how long you should be taking it for, then the information below will be very helpful in that regard: "The recommended nitrofurantoin dosage for treating UTIs in adults is 50 to 100 mg four times daily, continued for at least three days after the infection has cleared. For uncomplicated infections, the lower amount is usually recommended. For long-term treatment to prevent UTIs in adults, a dose of 50 or 100 mg once daily at bedtime...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
zenith Z 2131 100mg
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I have a pale pink/peach 100mg capsule that has 2 thin black lines on one end with 2131 printed above the top line and a large capital Z inside of a box next to the word ZENITH; and under that, 100mg. Can you tell me anything about this pill? - ie: uses, side effects? ## What is the pill that has on it Zenith 100 mg 2131 used for? ## This contains 100mgs of Nitrofurantoin, this is an antibiotic, most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## with UNARX new discount card who do they share your personal pscription drugs with. i have medicade and i disn't ask for that discount card. becouse i pay cash for this narcotic med. and i wan...
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Looking for an alternative drug to Nitrofurantoin
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I've been taking low dose 50mg Nitrofurantoin for over a year. My urologist recommended it and my PCP also said I should take it for life. I've had frequent UTI's/year and it's been a problem for more than 10 years. I've been free of UTI's since I went on the low-dose Nitrofurantoin. It's helped me greatly but I've developed some respiratory problems and my Dr. thinks that my long term use of this drug might be the cause of my problems. I would like to find an alternative antibiotic to Nitrofurantoin. Any clue what drug would be equivalent? ## Hello, Tipsy! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. According to the information provided by the NIH, the other antibiotics that can be used for prophylaxis of UTIs include Bactrim, Tr...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
nitrofurantoin mono mac side effects
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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 ...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
Why take NitrofurMacr 100MG
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Can you take it for a yeast infection as well as for a UTI? ## can you take nitrofurantin for yeast infection. ## No, Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that's only effective at treating bacterial infections. Learn more Nitrofurantoin details here. A yeast infection is a fungal infection, so it requires an antifungal drug to be eradicated. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Taking antibiotics will cause a yeast infection all of them. No antibiotics will causes a yeast infection
Updated 30 days ago.
 
Nitrofurantoin mono mcr 100 mg for uti
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Hello, I was previously prescribed ciprofloxacin, for a uti caused by ecoli. After this didn't work, went back to the dr and have been prescribed nitro... I'm nursing a 9 month old baby and wonder if it's safe for him? Thx! ## Hello, Gio! How are you? Yes, it is considered safe if the infant is greater than 1 month old. Common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is this pack of 40 capsules of furitex nitrofurantoina suitable for a urinary tract infection? If so, what is the recommended dosage? ## My boyfriend had bad left side pain in his lower region. He said it feels like he needs to urinate but can't and also says that it hurts when he tries to go. What might be the best antibiotic...
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side effects of nitrofurantoin monomac
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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...
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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: (91 results)

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 33261-226 Nitrofurantion Macrocrystals 100 mg/1 Oral Capsule by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 71 more results ...

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