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Macrodantin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- What are the possible side effects of nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- How should I take nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Macrodantin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Macrodantin)?
- What should I avoid while taking nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- What other drugs will affect nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Macrodantin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Macrodantin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb nitrofurantoin.
What other drugs will affect nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- magnesium salicylate (Nuprin Backache, Doan's Pills);
- choline magnesium salicylate (Tricosal, Trilisate); or
- probenecid (Benemid) or other gout medications.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with nitrofurantoin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about nitrofurantoin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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