NITROFURANTOIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: “Took one pill a couple of months ago & violently vomited several hours later.Tried again yesterday. Took 2 doses. Nausea & vomiting followed a few. Hours later.I took it exactly as directed with food.”

Lin (taken for less than 1 month) March 8, 2018

Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: “I used this twice daily for 7 days for my UTI. It got rid of my worst symptoms but it didn’t completely get rid of the infection. After 7 days I still have mild symptoms and I just checked with the doctor and I still have the UTI infection. He just me prescribed Cipro. Hopefully that works.”

Layla (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2018

For Urinary Tract Infection: “I went to urgent care Monday they prescribed 100mg twice day. I started taking Monday night was up all night with fever and chills. By Tuesday flu like symptoms throwing up. Sore all over. I have never taken this medication before now and I’m 50 yrs old. Will be making sure all my medical records say never to take this again. It should be banned!!!!”

Cornbread March 5, 2018

Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: “Was prescribed this during my first trip to the National health service (NHS) since moving to England. Typical UTI, and the timing made sense, so I knew the routine. I was prescribed Macrobid because “we have a better drug for UTI over here that isn’t being used in the states and you should try it”. It was at least 36 hours before I started to feel symptoms going away, which I found troublesome – my trusty Cipro always worked within a couple hours. I’m currently on day 5 of 7, and have found every night I wake up after about three hours sleep both with stomach cramps and completely ravenous. I’m so sleepy, I can barely complete a day at the office before coming home and passing out. I’ve thankfully not had the headaches others have described, but between the stomach aches, the drastic sleepiness, and delay in relief (which makes me scared of return soon as meds are done) I will definitely be requesting Cipro if there is a next time.”

NHS Newbie March 3, 2018

Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: “This is my second time taking this med for a UTI. Last time I took it I thought the horrible stomach pain, fever, chills, aches all over and pounding headache worse than my migraines was due to the infection because it took so long for it to clear. This time I have a milder infection and Today I started to feel better until I took this drug, and almost immediately the side effects kicked in so bad was bedridden, again. Yesterday I wasn’t able to get out of bed all day. I woke up crying the first morning I was in so much pain. I’m going to call my dr first thing tomorrow bc this is torture, and after reading these reviews and feeling so much better today before I took it, I know its the drug and not my infection. And the first time I took this med, I was sick for two weeks after. My dr refused to write me a note for work because they said that “you don’t get that sick from this type of infection””

P (taken for less than 1 month) March 3, 2018

Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: “I had taken this drug once before and seemed ok, but this time I had a bad reaction….My first pill was ok no problem, but the second pill I thought I might have to call for help…I couldn’t move off couch for 8 hours as I was weak, shivering, joint pain, bad headache and a few other things…Really scared me, and I will ask for something else next time.”

dee (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2018

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