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Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 11 ratings/reviews, Macrobid has an overall score of 3.91. The effectiveness score is 6.18 and the side effect score is 5.82. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Macrobid review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken twice a day for the period of 7 Days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Relief and cure of UTI
Side effects:   None
Comments:   1 pill 2x day for 7 days.

 

Macrobid review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bladder infection
Dosage & duration:   100 mg cap taken once for the period of one day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   No treatment benefit, because the complete prescription was not used because of adverse side effects.
Side effects:   The side effects were horrible after one dose - severe dizziness - room spinning. Loss of balance. Severe nausea, vomiting.
Comments:   Supposed to take 1 tablet every 12 hours, if I remember correctly - did not take more than one dose because of horrid side effects.

 

Macrobid review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bladder infecton
Dosage & duration:   250 mg. taken 4 times daily for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Lessened frequency of urination and burning sensation
Side effects:   None
Comments:   Simply took the macrobid capsules as prescribed and did not notice any negative effects. Infection was eliminated according to subsequent urine cultures. The only possible side effect noted was stomach upset, if the medication is taken on a completely empty stomach. Discoloration of urine while taking the medication may also be observed.

 

Macrobid review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   uti
Dosage & duration:   100mg twice a day taken daily for the period of 11 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   got rid of uti
Side effects:   severe joint pain in arms, hands and shoulders. Ligament damage in arms. Numbness, tingling, weakness in arms. Malaise, fatigue, deep tissue itching, nausea, confusion, chest constriction, Interstitial Cystitis, breathing problems, racing heart with palpitations. After 11 months I stopped this drug found a natural cure for my uti's called d-mannose. It sounds too good to be true but it stopped my uti's cold. Please visit http://www.squidoo.com/d-mannose to read my personal experience. I'm not selling d-mannose or anything else, I just want to help prevent the kind og suffering I endured.
Comments:   for the treatment of prevention of chronic uti

 

Macrobid review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bladder infection
Dosage & duration:   100mg twice daily taken twice daily for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   extreme pain for two years in back hip and abdomin
Other drugs taken:   arthotec ( misdiagnosed condition as arthritis
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   On taking the first capul,within 8 hours the pain was dramatically reduced in entire left side (back, hip,and lower abdomin)First time in two years I could sit down without holding on to something!!!!!I have been told for two years I PROBABLY have arthritis "WELCOME TO MIDDLE AGE" were my Doctors exact words !!!It took a stranger at a walk in clinic who had never seen me to get to the bottom of this nightmare.I had gone from working 5 days a week to 1 day a week,thats all I could handle.I will alwaysThank this Doctor for actually caring.
Side effects:   Very little upset stomach
Comments:   2 capsules a day for 5 days

 

Macrobid review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   uti
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 7 days for the period of 5days
Other conditions:   back pain
Other drugs taken:   prcocet
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none this stuff was awful -it hurt me -dont take it
Side effects:   severe leg and arm pain -horrible diarea-very sick chills and fever-dizzy -tired allot of abdominal pain -i really hurt allot
Comments:   only took it 5 days and felt so much better when off this stuff even though i still have a uti

 

Macrobid review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2 x day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Thyroid
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Took the medication for bladder infection. Never missed a dose and took it for five days. Infection subsided, but returned about 1 week later. Would recommend a longer time period.
Side effects:   I had no side effects from the medication and tolerated it very well.
Comments:   100 mg twice a day for 5 days.

 

Macrobid review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken bid for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   cured the UTI
Side effects:   Severe headache, body aches and joint pain. I spent 6 foggy days feeling like I had the worst case of the flu ever. All I did was sleep and urinate for 6 days -the other end was so constipated I didn't go for four days. My stomach hurt less before my gall bladder surgery than with this drug. I will NEVER take macrobid again and I don't know how a responsible pharmaceutical company can manufacture a drug they know can produce worse problems then it cures.
Comments:   two pills per day with a lot of water.

 

Macrobid review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2x a day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Symptoms were relieved quickly - within 5hrs of taking first dose.
Side effects:   I had no side effects, however the infection did not clear up. I took all pills exactly as prescribed; finished last dose on Saturday and symptoms were back on Monday.
Comments:   Perhaps should have been prescribed for longer and would have been more effective?

 

Macrobid review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   UTI
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken 2 x day for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None
Side effects:   This was and is a nightmare. I didn't check into the side effects until I had them. Never would have taken this. Day one, felt dizzy, nauseated, red eyes, headache, next 2 days headache was extreme. Felt weak and sick. Started getting extreme neck pain, in back of head. I quit taking after 3 days but the side effects are still with me 2 weeks later. By day seven woke up covered in a rash, severe neck pain, fever, every joint hurt to move. Hands were swollen and face was swollen. Feet swelled. Went to doctor said I probably had a virus. No it is this crap, once I looked it up on internet. It is toxic. Yesterday shortness of breath and chest pain. Can't sleep at night because of the stabbing pain in my hands and numbness. Craziest thing I have ever experienced. Read about others with same side effects. Also permanent lung fibroids due to just short usage of this others have said. So I am concerned about that.
Comments:   I was supposed to take for 5 days.

 

Macrobid review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   uti
Dosage & duration:   100mcg (dosage frequency: 2 daily) for the period of 1 day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   it did clear up my uti but not worth feeling like I did after taking this drug.
Side effects:   severe headache, chills, fever, I literally thought I was going to die. I took the drug as prescribed with food and after taking one pill became extremely sick. I would not recommend this drug and I flushed the rest of my prescription down the toilet!!
Comments:   the prescription was to take 1 pill 2x per day for 7 days.
 


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