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Nitrofurantoin

 

MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract. MacroBID is a prolonged release capsule, which should be taken at meal times with food or milk.

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What is Nitrofurantoin?

MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract. MacroBID is a prolonged release capsule, which should be taken at meal times with food or milk. Like all UTI antibiotics, it is vital that the full 3 day course is completed, to prevent antibiotic resistance.

This medication is not recommended for diabetics, and must be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. While taking MacroBID, your urine may become dark yellow or brown. This is quite normal and not a reason to stop taking the medicine.

How to Take MacroBID

One tablet to be taken twice a day for a course of three days. MacroBID should be taken with food or milk. Capsules should be swallowed whole.

Side Effects

Like all medication, there is some risk of side effects such as; headache, dizziness, gas, upset stomach, mild diarrhoea, vaginal itching or discharge. If you feel you are suffering from any uncommon side effects, contact your doctor for advice straight away.

Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

FAQs

How does Nitrofurantoin work?

Nitrofurantoin works by killing the bacteria responsible for your UTI. Your body filters Nitrofurantoin out of your blood and into your pee, meaning it reaches the site of the infection quickly.

How do I take Nitrofurantoin?

Take one tablet twice a day (morning and evening), for the course of three days. You should take Nitrofurantoin with food or milk and swallow the capsules whole.

How long does it take for Nitrofurantoin to start working?

It usually takes about 2 days (48 hours) for Nitrofurantoin to start working.

When should I stop taking Nitrofurantoin?

Only stop taking Nitrofurantoin once your course has ended. If you suddenly stop taking Nitrofurantoin, the bacteria may become resistant to the drug.

What are the side effects of Nitrofurantoin?

Side effects of Nitrofurantoin may include headaches, dizziness, an upset stomach and mild diarrhoea. Please see the ‘side effects’ tab for more information.

Can I take Nitrofurantoin when pregnant?

Yes - Nitrofurantoin is safe to take by pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Can I buy Nitrofurantoin online?

Yes - you can buy Nitrofurantoin online after completing an online consultation.

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Patient Information

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find the information by searching for your treatment on Medicines.org.uk.

If you have any questions about your treatment please refer to Medicines.org.uk or contact us.

Nitrofurantoin Patient Information Leaflet

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