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(nitrofurantoin) Macrocrystalline Capsule
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocystals capsule) and other antibacterial drugs, Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocystals capsule) should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals) is a synthetic chemical of controlled crystal size. It is a stable, yellow, crystalline compound. Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocystals capsule) is an antibacterial agent for specific urinary tract infections. It is available in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg capsules for oral administration.
Inactive Ingredients: Each capsule contains edible black ink, gelatin, lactose, starch, talc, titanium dioxide, and may contain FD&C Yellow No. 6 and D&C Yellow No. 10.
What are the possible side effects of nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using nitrofurantoin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- shortness of breath, running out of breath easily;
- sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack;
- fever, chills, body aches, unexplained weight loss;
- peripheral neuropathy - numbness, tingling, or pain in...
What are the precautions when taking nitrofurantoin macrocystals capsule (Macrodantin)?
Before taking nitrofurantoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: little or no urine output (oliguria or anuria), severe kidney disease, certain genetic conditions (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), a history of liver problems due to nitrofurantoin use in the past.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain blood disorders (e.g., anemia), kidney or liver...
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/15/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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