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What is Macrobid?

The antibiotic, Macrobid, treats bacterial infections caused by Enterobacter, Enterococci, Escherichia coli, Staphylococci, Citrobacter, and Klebsiella. Macrobid contains nitrofurantoin that destroys the bacteria causing the urinary tract infection. It kills a broad range of bacteria causing urinary tract infections, although not all bacteria strains are susceptible to the drug. If you are having regular bouts of cystitis then we can do a urine analysis to check for any bacteria present and subject them to sensitivity tests.

How to use Macrobid

The doctor will provide exact instructions on how much medicine to take and how many days to take it. However, the usual dose of Macrobid when treating spontaneous or recurrent infections is one capsule taken twice daily for seven days. Alternatively, if Macrobid is being used to prevent infections during an operation, one capsule is taken twice on the day of surgery and for three days after surgery.

This medicine should be swallowed with a glass of milk, or taken during or after eating, to prevent stomach irritation. All the capsules must be taken, even if the infection disappears. This is because not all the bacteria may be destroyed and therefore the infection may come back. If you forget to take Macrobid, take it as soon as you remember, but miss the dose rather than taking double the recommended dose at any time.

Who can use Macrobid?

Adults and children over 12 years may use Macrobid. However, use a different medicine if you are allergic to nitrofurantoin or any other component of Macrobid. Macrobid should also not be taken if you have poorly functioning kidneys, porphyria (a genetic blood disorder) or a deficiency in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (often referred to as G6PD) that protects red blood cells. Seek advice if you have diabetes, liver or lung diseases, problems with your nerves, a weakening condition, anaemia, vitamin B deficiency, or aberrant blood salt levels. This medicine should not be taken late in pregnancy, during labour or delivery, as nitrofurantoin may cause the baby’s red blood cells to breakdown. This medicine is found in breast milk and therefore should also not be taken during breast feeding, particularly if the baby has a G6PD deficiency.

The effects of macrobid can be altered if taken with some other medicines, and vice versa, such as other anti-bacterials, oestrogen-containing contraceptives, typhoid vaccine, and medicines for indigestion, gout and glaucoma. Be aware that Macrobid can make your urine colour dark yellow or brown; that it may result in incorrect findings when your urine is tested for glucose; and that you should have check-ups if you take the medicine for several months.

Macrobid Side Effects

Macrobid may result in nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness. It can cause lung problems, either in the first week of treatment or after a few months, indicated by cough and shortness of breath. Macrobid may affect your blood causing anaemia or cause you to easily bruise or bleed. Other possible effects include feelings of tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness, alterations in mood/mental state or vision, continuous severe headaches, rashes, and persistent or new infections. Notify your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms.

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Urinary tract infections are unpleasant and can be easily treated following a free personal online consultation with a qualified doctor. Begin by clicking on the Free Consultation button and completing a quick online questionnaire.

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Reviewed by: Dr Loraine Haslam MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC SDI, LoC IUT, MRCGP
GMC registration number: 4524038
Date: 21 September 2022
Next review: 20 September 2024
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Macrobid Reviews By Our Patients

  • Overall Rating
    Based on 6 reviews
  • ★★★★★
    Great service. Item arrived 24 hours after ordering.
    C. K. - 27/12/20
  • ★★★★★
    Can I please order my lats order again please
    C. D. - 01/08/23
  • ★★★★★
    It did help me with the water infection.3 days were not enough had another four days off the Docter when got through. No side effects from the product.
    J. H. - 13/06/20
  • ★★★★★
    Awful urinary tract infection ,then started running a high temp and being sick. Tablets arrived next day. Problem sorted so much. Quicker than I could have got to see my gp
    C. L. - 13/01/20
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for resolving my medical problem, I am very pleased that this treatment was successful.
    K. S. - 16/01/21
  • ★★★★☆
    Helped me
    C. C. - 17/02/23

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