Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Nitro Macro and Urantoin. It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. Like many other drugs, it is often used against E Coli.

Resistance to other antibiotics has led to increased interest in this agent.

It is sometimes described as being appropriate to use in pregnant patients (along with other agents such as sulfisoxazole or cephalexin). This is in contrast to agents such as trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin which may not be appropriate for pregnant women.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobid

Macrobid Discussions

  1. link Nia0813
    night sweats, fevers topping 103, coughing, head aches
    I have a kidney infection. Been on this for 3 days. I experienced nausea and the last two nights woke up with night sweats (soaking wet) have had head - 76% more...
    Nia0813- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  2. link Kel602
    feeling just fine
    I have been taking Macrobid for 5 days now and it has worked. My pain from the uti has gone away and no side affects. I eat and take the pill as soon - 74% more...
    Kel602- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  3. link Pinkfairydust_
    Macrobid, hives, emerg
    I woke up in the morning with the worst UTI on my day off, without even thining twice i ran to the nearest medicenter and got Macrobid for it. The sam - 89% more...
    Pinkfairydust_- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  4. link Kelseyprice
    hallucinations and nightmares
    I took macrobid 100mg for a uti and had really scary hallucinations and dreams. I was laying on my bed getting ready to take a nap and I saw someone c - 76% more...
    Kelseyprice- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  5. link Sinclair41
    Bad side effects for me- vomiting, nausea and headache
    Just got a prescription for Macrobid from my doctor for a UTI. I took the first 2 pills with food, 7 hours apart yesterday - woke up this morning at 6 - 74% more...
    Sinclair41- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  6. link Liillee
    Horrible Experience
    Took macrobid for 3 days. On the 3rd day I had a headache,wirh burning in my back and neck muscles. I got up on the 4th day and doubled over with abdo - 90% more...
    Liillee- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  7. link Bettersoon
    Dizzy spell?
    I got out of the ER yesterday after blacking out while in driving. Fortunately, the traffic was bad and I had my foot on the brake. Managed to pull ov - 81% more...
    Bettersoon- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  8. link Pinebud
    Macrobid and heartattack
    My Father was prescribed this even though he only has one kidney and reduced function in the second. He subsequently died of a heartattack. I dont kno - 48% more...
    Pinebud- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  9. link Nichole1
    Flu like symptoms on macrobid
    I have taken three doses and feel like I have the flu-body aches fatigue. I took this drug last tear and experienced the exact same thing but just wro - 23% more...
    Nichole1- over a year ago - in Macrobid
  10. link Tvburlew
    Macrobid spells, stomach
    I have been taking macrobid for about a week now and the side effects have become unbearable for me. I am constantly dizzy, I am having hot and cold s - 45% more...
    Tvburlew- over a year ago - in Macrobid
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