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Drug Guide    M   Macrodantin

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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.


Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)
Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin)

How To Use
  • This medication is best taken with food or milk.
  • Swallow the capsules or tablets 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 harmful 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 Macrodantin
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:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 43
Location: UK
Time Taken: 2 days

Reason: Undiagnosed UTI Date: 15 August 2010
Side Effects
Felt like I had M.E. after 1 day. Completely fatigued with no energy,palpitations and muscle cramps especially in legs. Would not use it again.

Additional Thoughts
Be careful when taking it as its a lot stronger than it appears to be and I have taken Cipro,Bactrim and Doxycycline with just mild side effects.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 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: 20
Location: Ireland
Time Taken: 10 days

Reason: UTI Date: 28 June 2010
Side Effects
Noticeably less energy in first few days but that's all

Additional Thoughts
Absolutely great, worked extremely well, definitely recommend it.

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 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: 21
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: UTI Date: 5 April 2009
Side Effects
Tingling of hands, arms, feet, nausea, dizziness, trouble breathing, weakness, pain on sides

Additional Thoughts
would not recommend

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: 44
Location: louisville tn
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: urinary tract infection Date: 22 January 2009
Side Effects
serve stomach pain followed by swelling three times the size over my whole body red dots on legs and serve pain in joints moving from feet to head when i stopped taking it i still 18 year later have pain in my joints. i only took it 5 days while pregnant 7 months

Additional Thoughts
horrible medcine now i have to take med for joint pain

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 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: 27
Location: Germany
Time Taken: 7 days

Reason: UTI Date: 17 November 2008
Side Effects
Fever, Body Aches, Rash, Uncontrable Itching that moved throughout my body, Tingling in Feet

Additional Thoughts
I recently gave birth and shortly thereafter had a bladder infection. Doctor prescribed this drug to me while I was breastfeeding my newborn. Our newborn at the age of 2 weeks was taken to the hospital and put through numerous tests to treat what the doctors thought was bacterial meningitis. I strongly feel that the drug passed through breastmilk to newborn and affected his immunity. He is fine now and I STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE BREASTFEEDING, DON TAKE THIS DRUG!!!

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