Macrodantin and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Macrodantin 50mg and/or Equivalents||Nitrofurantoin Macrocrsytals, Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals, Teva-Furantoin|
|Macrodantin 100mg and/or Equivalents||Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals, Teva-Nitrofurantoin|
Macrodantin Drug Description
Macrodantin capsules are an oral medication drug that is primarily made of Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals. This is a chemical that is yellowish in colour. The drug comes in various doses ranging from 25mg, 50mg to 100 mg. The drug also comprises of several other inactive ingredients like edible black ink, starch, titanium dioxide, gelatine, lactose, etc. The medicine may also come in a liquid form for younger patients or those not in a position to take whole tablets.
Conditions Treated by Macrodantin
The drug is primarily used as an antibacterial agent for urinary tract infections. It is therefore often used to treat various kinds of infections that are caused by bacteria. It may also be used in the prevention of infections by bacteria. As an antibiotic agent it may be used to treat several other health conditions not listed here.
Macrodantin Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
It is important to take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor and preferably with a glass of water every time. Furthermore, if you consume the medicine with food then the effects will last longer and the medicine will be more effective. The typical dosage quantity may vary depending on a patient’s health condition, severity of illness and age or gender. Doctors may suggest higher doses for severe infections and vice versa. The severity of the illness will also determine the total number of days a doctor recommends the medication for.
b.) Missing a dose
If you miss a dose, it is important to inform your doctor immediately. Depending on the severity of your illness the doctor will be able to advise you as to whether you should take a replacement dose or continue with the medication as usual. If you are advised to take a replacement dose keep in mind that you should take one only if more than four to six hours remain for your next actual dose. If you take two doses within a short span of time it may lead to an overdose which could lead to further complications.
If you consume more than the suggested quantity of the medicine within a short period of time then it is advisable to seek medical help if you experience the typical symptoms of an overdose. In most cases, patients who have overdosed will experience severe nausea, vomiting, problems breathing or even extreme confusion and dizziness.
If you suffer from any kidney disease or liver disease then inform your doctor and take the medicine with care. Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it. If you suffer from urinary problems and are presently on medication for it, inform your doctor before taking Macrodantin. If you have previously suffered from jaundice or similar conditions then avoid the medicine. Before you begin the medication, apprise your doctor if you have recently been treated for or presently suffer from diseases like anaemia, blood sugar problems or diabetes, vitamin B deficiency or electrolyte imbalance. Be sure to take the dosage only with food for better and faster treatment. Do not use antacids without consulting your doctor first; it may lead to worsening of the illness. Furthermore certain antacids may make it difficult for the body to absorb the medicine well. Although you may feel that the symptoms of your illness are improving it is important to continue the medicine until the doctor tells you to stop having it. If you experience severe chest pain or breathing problems while on the medication, stop the medication till you seek medical advice first. If you are pregnant, or are in the last few stages of your pregnancy, then it is safer to avoid the medicine because it may cause harm to the foetus. The chemicals in the medicine may pass into the breast milk and cause harm to a new born baby. It is therefore not advisable for nursing mothers to take the medicine.
Macrodantin Side Effects
Although most drugs lead to certain side effects in people, most times side effects are not a cause of major concern. In some cases side effects may just be a sign that the body is getting used to the medicine. Some of the more severe side effects of Macrodantin include diarrhea that is either extremely watery or bloody, change in skin tone, confusion and weakness, easy physical bruising and bleeding, sudden rise in body temperature, body chills, physical pain and aches, sudden weight loss, problems in breathing specifically shortness in breath, nausea, pain in the upper stomach area, change in appetite, dark urine, change in the colour of stools, yellowing of the skin and eyes, sudden headaches, ringing sensation in the ears, problems with vision, chest pain, wheezing and dry cough, development of red spots on the body, severe blistering etc. If you suffer from any of the above severe side effects and moreover if they last for more than a couple of hours after taking the medicine without any signs of subsiding then it is necessary to contact your doctor. Some of the common and minor side effects include mild diarrhoea, change in the colour of urine to rust colour or brown, vaginal itching, upset stomach etc. These side effects may disappear on their own and are usually not a cause of concern unless they worsen with every passing hour. Another common side effect includes severe allergic reactions like skin hives, problems breathing, swelling on the face and inside the mouth, on the tongue or even nose. Although this list comprises most of the common side effects of the medicine, in most cases patients may suffer from side effects not listed here. This is why it is important to inform your doctor if you suffer from any discomfort other than those listed here after beginning the medication.
Macrodantin Drug Interactions
Several kinds of medicines may interact with Macrodantin. Before you begin any new medicine while already on Macrodantin, try to consult your doctor regarding its safety and side effects. Medicines like Magnesium Salicylate, Choline Magnesium Salicylate, Probenecid and other gout medicines may interact with Macrodantin. Other over the counter medicines and prescription drugs or even multivitamin medicines and herbal medicines may interact with Macrodantin.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.