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USES: Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections.

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Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections.
  • This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else.
  • A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Macrobid (nitrofurantoin)
Macrobid (nitrofurantoin)
Antibiotics: Generic Macrobid
Antibiotics: Generic Macrobid

How To Use
  • Take with food or milk twice daily or as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow whole for maximum effect.
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects
  • May cause stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, dizziness and headache during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
  • May cause urine to turn yellow-brown in color.
  • This is not a cause for concern and will disappear when the drug is stopped.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop unusual weakness, tingling of the hands or feet, chills, muscle aches, cough or yellowing of the eyes/skin.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, fever or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history including allergies (drug allergies), kidney, liver or lung diseases; nerve disorders (peripheral neuropathy), anemia, diabetes or eye problems (optic neuritis).
  • Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection).
  • Avoid use of this drug in infants less than 1 month old.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug.
  • Avoid use at term (38 to 42 weeks of pregnancy) and during labor and delivery.
  • This drug is excreted into breast milk and a decision must be made to either discontinue the use of this drug or to stop breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor.

Missed Dose
  • Take the missed dose as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially of probenecid, sulfinpyrazone, quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin) and magnesium trisilicate-containing antacids.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Macrobid
Latest opinions Results: 1-5 of 10
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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 65
Location: texas
Time Taken: 2 days

Reason: Bladder infection Date: 13 June 2010
Side Effects
1. hallacinations 2. parinoid feelings 3 hospitilized

Additional Thoughts

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 65
Time Taken: 21 days

Reason: yes Date: 6 February 2010
Side Effects
uti infection

Additional Thoughts
have severely dry skin especially on my lower lrgs

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 43
Location: Kennesaw, ga
Time Taken: Cipro 10 days macro 3 days days

Reason: Infection Date: 21 December 2009
Side Effects
chills, joint pain and diarrhea for over two weeks now. Took Cipro, then once that was over I still experienced symptoms so the doctor gave me Macrobid. Things got worse from there. the Diarrhea is unbearable.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 29
Location: Sarasota Fl
Time Taken: 7 days days

Reason: UTI Date: 12 June 2009
Side Effects
Hives after the last day which was day 7, dizziness and drowsiness.

Additional Thoughts
taken 3 times now for a uti, first time got fever/flu, last 2 times got hives. Would not recommend this drug to anyone

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 35
Location: MI
Time Taken: 6 days

Reason: UTI Date: 6 April 2009
Side Effects
no problems whatsoever

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