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MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent infections of the bladder, kidney and other parts of the urinary tract. It is now the most widely used antibiotics for urinary tract infections and is recommended as a first line treatment.
WHAT IS MACROBID?
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 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 breast feeding. While taking MacroBID, your urine may become dark yellow or brown. This is quite normal and not a reason to stop taking the medicine.
Severe symptoms arise when infection moves up from the bladder to the kidneys or when infection affects the whole body. Infection of the kidneys is known as pyelonephritis and requires urgent medical attention and sometimes hospital treatment.
Any of the following symptoms may indicate serious pyelonephritis or other serious infection:
All the above symptoms suggest something more serious than a simple cystitis and the need to seek medical advice straight away.
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 may include:
If you feel you are suffering from any uncommon side effects, contact your doctor for advice straight away.
Please note: This medication can cause your urine to become yellow/brown. This is normal and not a reason to stop taking your medication
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