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Get a Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) prescription online

You can get a Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) prescription online for Urinary tract infections (UTI).

If you have a UTI, Relief is just one click away! You can get a Macrobid (50-100mg) prescription or refill online with Your Doctors Online. Getting a Nitrofurantoin prescription is incredibly straightforward and effortless; you can connect with a doctor 24/7 and discuss your presenting symptoms. 

However, please note that Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid 50-100mg) online prescription will only be provided after consultation with the doctor and if the treatment is suitable and safe for you.

What is Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid)?

Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is a nitrofuran antibiotic for treating urinary tract infections.

Nitrofurantoin works by stopping the protein synthesis of the bacteria, specifically DNA, RNA, and cell wall, which eventually stops the division of bacteria.Your prescribed duration of treatment will depend on the severity and type of infection. Remember always to stay compliant with the prescribed dose for the prescribed time to avoid resistance development in the body for that specific bacteria. Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) should be taken with meals to avoid unwanted effects.

Uses of Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid)

Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is an antibiotic medication that treats a wide range of bacterial infections, specifically Urinary tract infections, and stops the multiplication of bacterium in the host for treatment.

How does it works?

Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) Interferes with the replication and multiplication of the bacteria during its DNA synthesis, leading to cell death eventually. This medication is active against the bacteria in the urinary tract and is prescribed for infections in UTIs.

What are the different dosage forms and strengths of Nitrofurantoin?

It comes in different dosage forms with different strengths, including capsule and oral suspensions. Capsules come with 25mg,50mg, and 100mg strengths, and oral suspension comes in 25mg/5mL. The dose and dosage form will be decided by the healthcare providers according to your needs.

How to take it?

Take this medication orally with water, usually twice daily (2 times in 12 hours). Follow the instructions of the healthcare provider and pharmacist for maximum effectiveness. Share your medication history with your doctor to avoid any drug-drug interactions.

Side effects of Nitrofurantoin

Common side effects of Nitrofurantoin include 

  •  Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • headaches. 

Serious side effects include

  •  Alopecia
  • dark urine
  • lung problems

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  • Nitrofurantoin ( Macrobid), 100mg.
  • Take one tablet twice daily/every 12 hours for 5 days, with food and water.


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Precautions and Contraindications of Nitrofurantoin

  • This medication is contraindicated in pregnancy. It’s beneficial to discuss all the medications with your healthcare provider to avoid any unwanted side effects. 
  • You can also be allergic to this medication. Discuss your medication history with your doctor before starting this medication. 
  • Avoid its long-term use, specifically in the elderly. 
  • Protect this medication from direct sunlight. Keep it in a cool and dry place. 
  • If you have any existing medication condition related to the liver or kidneys, it’s good to discuss it with your doctor to get the adjusted dose or an alternative for this medication. 

FAQs about Nitrofurantoin prescription online

How long does Nitrofurantoin take to work on a UTI?

After starting this medication, it can take 1-2 days for symptoms to improve. Always ensure that you finish your pills so that the infection is completely eradicated.

How much Macrobid is prescribed for a UTI?

The usual recommended dose for Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) for UTI is 50-100 mg every 12 hours for 7 days as per your presenting condition. The dosage and duration can vary depending on the severity of the infection. 

Can I get macrobid over the counter?

You can’t get Macrobid without a prescription. It is a prescription-only medication; hence, you will require a prescription from a licensed physician. You can get macrobid online by consulting an online doctor at Your Doctors Online.

Will macrobid treat a sinus infection?

No. Despite being a broad-spectrum antibiotic, Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) doesn’t treat sinus infections due to its short lifespan in the body. It gets easily absorbed and excreted from the body through urine, making it quite impossible to stay and kill infections in the upper respiratory tract.

Can you drink alcohol with Macrobid?

No, it is not advisable to consume alcohol while taking Macrobid. Alcohol may not only reduce the effectiveness of this antibiotic but can also trigger and worsen stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.

What foods to avoid while taking Nitrofurantoin?

Dairy products ( milk, cheese, and yogurt), Antacids (having magnesium trisilicate or aluminum hydroxide), Iron Supplements, High-fiber Foods, Citric juices, and alcohol should be avoided when on nitrofurantoin to increase the absorption medication and required treatment. 

Is Bactrim or Macrobid better for UTI?

Both Bactrim and Macrobid are the first choice of drugs to be given for UTI. Macrobid is better than bactrim in terms of lesser side effects, while bactrim has more severe ones like Aseptic meningitis. Keep in mind that the choice of antibiotic for the infection largely depends on the demographic and your resistance to it to have maximum therapeutic effects.

What drugs should you not take with Macrobid?

Macrobid should be avoided with drugs like antacids, methotrexate, and probenecid. Keep your medication history recorded and discussed with your healthcare provider to avoid drug-drug interactions. 

Is nitrofurantoin similar to amoxicillin?

Nitrofurantoin and Amoxicillin are not similar but are broad-spectrum antibiotics. Both medications can be used for Urinary tract infections, but amoxicillin can also be used for throat and upper respiratory tract infections. 

Is this an FDA-approved drug?

Yes. Nitrifurantoin is an FDA-approved drug for bacterial infections specifically in the urinary tract. 

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