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itching, stinging, chills

I stopped taking nitrofurantoin-macro 100 3days ago, but I still have periods of SEVERE stinging and itching (with some whelps occuring). on various parts of my body. The iching and burning comes and goes, but is often so severe, I can barely seem to ...
by Connie in TEXAS, 01/17/2007

Is side effects severe stomach pain and fever?

Started with kidney infection. Has been on this medication for about a week and half. Last night she had to go to the emergency room for severe stomach pains and a fever of 100. they said nothing about her taking this medication.
by Jean Bracht in Texas, 05/01/2008

resistance to nitrofurantoin

i was prescribed nitrofurantoin macrocrystals capsules by my doctor. i took it for one day and forgot to take it the next it possible for me to be resistant if i continue the next day.will it still be effective?
by trina in philippines, 05/16/2007

dosage of nitrofurantoin-macro

My sister has been given this drug by her doctor for chronic bladder infections with instructions to take every time  you have sex for several months until it clears up. This seems extreme to me. Is this a normal dosage?
by kathi luther, 04/20/2008

Side effects of taking this medicine while pregnant

What are the side effects of taking this medication while pregnant? How can it harm the baby?
by Kristy in Sinton, TX, 08/15/2006

NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information


NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule Brandname


NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule

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 NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule

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 NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule

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.

NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule 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.

NITROFURANTOIN (Oral) (Capsule 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

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