Macrobid

Generic Macrobid
Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin monohydrate) is an antimicrobial agent of the nitrofuran group. It is specific for acute uncomplicated bladder and urinary tract infections and can be used for both their treatment and prevention. There is a standard dosing schedule for adults and children over 12 years of age regardless of weight - twice daily for seven days.
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Generic Macrobid 50 mg


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What is Macrobid?
Macrobid is an antibiotic that is effective in fighting the bacteria in the body. Macrobid contains 100 mg of the active ingredient Nitrofurantoin in the form of 75 mg of Nitrofurantoin monohydrate and 25 mg of Nitrofurantoin macrocrystals. It works by getting inside the bacterial cells and interfering with the bacterial production of proteins, cell walls, and DNA. The bacteria are unable to survive without cell walls, nor are they able to repair themselves and reproduce, which leads to their eminent death. Macrobid is effective against Enterobacter cystitis, E.Coli, Enterococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella bacteria. Thus, it is used to treat bacterial infections in the urinary tract.

What are the indications for using Macrobid?
Macrobid is prescribed to individuals who are suffering from bacterial infections of the bladder or the urinary tract. More specifically, it is an effective treatment for acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections, such as cystitis, that are caused by the susceptible strains of Staphylococcus saprophyticus or Escherichia coli. Macrobid is also able to prevent recurrent lower urinary tract infections.

What is the dosage of Macrobid?
Macrobid comes in the form of capsules (25, 50, 75, and 100 mg), tablets and as an oral suspension (25mg/5ml). The exact dosage should be determined by a doctor in accordance with the specific bacterial infection. The recommended adult dosage for treating urinary tract infections is 50-100mg to be taken 4 times a day, or 100mg to be taken once every 12 hours. Macrobid should be taken with food as that increases its absorption into the body. The Macrobid capsules are prolonged-release capsules which means they need to be swallowed whole. If the capsule is chewed, opened, or crushed the medicine will be released too fast and will be ineffective. The suspension is taken once a day and can be mixed with water, juice, milk, or infant formula.

What are the contraindications for using Macrobid?
Macrobid should not be taken by individuals who are allergic to nitrofurantoin. It is also contraindicated in patients with a severe urination problems, kidney disease, or liver problems. This drug cannot be used as a treatment for bacterial infections outside of the bladder, such as pyelonephritis or perinephric abscesses, or kidney disease. It should also never be administered to infants who are younger than 1 month old or to women who are in the last 2-4 weeks of their pregnancy. It is also contraindicated to individuals suffering from diabetes, anemia, vitamin B deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, or any type of debilitating disease.

What are the adverse effects of Macrobid?
Macrobid has been known to cause headaches, itching, vomiting, vaginal itching, mild diarrhea, and brownish urine. Some of the more serious side effects include watery or bloody diarrhea, chest pain, nausea, fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, body aches, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet. It can also cause unexplained weight loss, upper stomach pain, patchy skin color, easy bruising, dizziness, and other symptoms. If you notice any of these side effects, contact your doctor as soon as possible.