MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate)


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Macrobid is indicated for the treatment of acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections (acute cystitis) caused by susceptible strains of Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

It is also used for the prophylaxis against acute or recurrent, uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections or pyelitis either spontaneous or following surgical procedures in adults, children, and infants over 12 years of age.

  • Take Macrobid by mouth with food as directed by your healthcare provider, usually twice daily (every 12 hours). Swallowing the medication whole is essential for optimal effectiveness.
  • Avoid using antacids containing magnesium trisilicate while using this medication, as they can interfere with the full absorption of nitrofurantoin into your system.
  • To maximize the efficacy of this antibiotic, administer it at consistent intervals throughout the day. Establishing a regular daily schedule for taking the medication can aid in adherence.
  • Complete the full prescribed course of this medication, even if symptoms improve after a few days. Prematurely discontinuing the medication may lead to a recurrence of the infection.
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s specific instructions and consult with them for personalized advice regarding the use of Macrobid.

Common Side Effects:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Temporary hair loss

Less Common Side Effects:

  • Swollen or painful glands
  • Tenderness of salivary glands
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Upper right abdominal pain
  • Visual changes
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Wheezing or tightness in the chest
  • Yellow eyes or skin

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects, and others may occur. If you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Macrobid, seek medical advice.

Macrobid should not be taken if you have severe kidney disease, urination problems, a history of jaundice, or liver problems caused by nitrofurantoin, or if you are in the last 2 to 4 weeks of pregnancy.

Elderly patients may be at a higher risk of severe hepatic reactions and pulmonary reactions, including fatalities, especially with long-term Macrobid therapy.

Store Macrobid at room temperature away from light and moisture, and keep all medications away from children and pets. Properly discard the product when it is expired or no longer needed.

Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and adhere to the specific warnings and precautions associated with the use of Macrobid.


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Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate

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Strength(s): 100mg
Quantities Available: 90


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