- Are Macrodantin and Bactrim the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Macrodantin?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Bactrim?
- What Is Macrodantin?
- What Is Bactrim?
- What drugs interact with Macrodantin?
- What drugs interact with Bactrim?
- How Should Macrodantin Be Taken?
- How Should Bactrim Be Taken?
Are Macrodantin and Bactrim the Same Thing?
Bactrim is also used to treat middle ear infection (acute otitis media), bronchitis, Shigellosis, Pneumocystis pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and other bacterial infections.
Macrodantin and Bactrim are different types of antibiotics. Macrodantin is a nitrofuran antibiotic and Bactrim is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic (a “sulfa” drug) and a dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Macrodantin?
Side effects of Macrodantin include:
- upset stomach,
- loss of appetite,
- rust-colored or brownish urine, or
- vaginal itching or discharge.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Bactrim?
Common side effects of Bactrim include:
- loss of appetite,
- painful or swollen tongue,
- spinning sensation,
- ringing in your ears,
- tiredness, or
- sleep problems (insomnia).
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Bactrim including:
- bruising or bleeding,
- aplastic anemia,
- hepatic necrosis,
- mouth sores,
- joint aches,
- severe skin rashes,
- itching, and
- sore throat.
What Is Macrodantin?
What Is Bactrim?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS is a combination of two antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections, acute otitis media, bronchitis, Shigellosis, Pneumocystis pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and other bacterial infections susceptible to this antibiotic. Bactrim is available as a generic drug.
What Drugs Interact With Macrodantin?
Macrobid may also interact with magnesium salicylate or choline magnesium salicylate.
What Drugs Interact With Bactrim?
How Should Macrodantin Be Taken?
Macrodantin should be given with food to improve drug absorption and, in some patients, tolerance. Adults should take 50-100 mg four times a day-the lower dosage level is recommended for uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
How Should Bactrim Be Taken?
Administer the solution by intravenous infusion over a period of 60 to 90 minutes. Avoid administration by rapid infusion or bolus injection. Do NOT administer Bactrim intramuscularly.
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