Macrobid (Oral)

Questions | Reviews ****

Can this pill cause swelling in the feet

  I have been taking this medication for a urinary tract infection . And everytime after I take the pill my feet swell around ankel and top of feet. Is this a side effect. Thank you.
by Arlene Heringes in USA, 07/18/2007

Do macrobid come in gray and white

I know there are many colors that macrobid come in but I want to know if macrobids come in white and gray.
by marqushia, 09/16/2006

Macrobid (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Macrobid (Oral)

Macrobid (Oral) Medication Classification


Macrobid (Oral) Brandname


Macrobid (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats urinary tract infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use Macrobid (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to nitrofurantoin, furazolidone (Furoxone®), or nitrofurazone (Furacin®).

How Should You Use Macrobid (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Shake the oral liquid just before each use.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk. The oral liquid may be mixed with infant formula, water, or fruit juices.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you take your medicine 3 times or more every day and you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible, and space your next two doses 2 to 4 hours apart.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Macrobid (Oral) Storage

Store Macrobid (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Macrobid (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Macrobid (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid taking antacids, probenecid (Benemid®), or nalidixic acid (NegGram®) while taking nitrofurantoin.

Macrobid (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Nitrofurantoin may cause incorrect results with some urine sugar tests.
  • You may notice a brownish color in your urine while using this medicine.
  • Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop taking it too soon, your infection may return.

Macrobid (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Rash, itching, or hives
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling of arms or legs

Macrobid (Oral) Ratings

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Macrobid (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


German Gannibal, Stone Mountain, Georgia - 07/15/2009

Urinary Tract Infections, otherwise known as UTIs, are something almost every woman will have to deal with in some point in her life. I am no different. However, I recently had a UTI that was much worse than any other I had ever experienced. The doctor recommended this medication and my UTI only took a few days to clear up. I also didn't notice any side effects whatsoever.

Macrobid (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ***


patrick george, Riverside, CA - 06/25/2010

The first time I tried this medication, it worked well for me. However, the second time I got rashes on my back, arms, and legs. I'm now trying it for the third time, and I'm only two days into it. I hope I don't get any more rashes.