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Patient Reviews: How Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) UTI Antibiotics Has Made a Difference

What Is MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) 100mg?

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) such as cystitis. You can order Nitrofurantoin capsules online from Prescription Doctor's UK-based pharmacy.

Nitrofurantoin can be used to both treat UTIs and also as a prophylaxis to prevent recurrent infections.

If you experience UTIs often, consult your GP for advice on whether MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) would be suitable for you.

Understanding Cystitis and Its Causes?

Cystitis is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract, commonly known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Women have a greater risk than men for developing a UTI due to the shorter distance between the urethra and anus, and the length of the urethra itself in women.

Cystitis occurs when bacteria, such as E. coli, enter the urethra and travel up into the bladder, where it causes inflammation.

While the condition is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it is not uncommon for UTIs to develop after sexual intercourse.

To prevent Cystitis from developing after having sex, you should go to the toilet as soon as you can after sex to flush out any bacteria which may be in your urethra.

The condition can also develop when there is an obstruction in the urinary tract. Such obstructions include bladder and kidney stones, pressure on the bladder during pregnancy, and the presence of foreign bodies such as catheters.

If the bladder cannot empty fully, pools of urine can remain in the bladder, providing the perfect conditions for a bacterial infection to develop.

Some underlying health conditions, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, can increase the risk of developing a UTI.

Cystitis can also affect men, though this is uncommon. Men who suspect they have a urinary tract infection should arrange an appointment to see their GP, to rule out the cause of their symptoms.

How Does MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) 100mg Work?

According to the NHS, nitrofurantoin is filtered from the blood into the urine, where it acts directly to fight the infection in the urinary tract.

MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) works by changing the DNA of the bacterial cells. The cells become weak and can no longer multiply. This makes it easier for your immune system to fight against the infection.

How Long Does MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Take to Work on Treating a UTI?

It may take at least 3 days of MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin 100 mg) treatment before your symptoms start to improve. You will need to take your antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. Not completing your course of antibiotics can result in your infection coming back.

For men, it may take up to 7 days for your UTI symptoms to improve.

How Do I Take MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) 100mg?

To treat a UTI, the normal dose of MacroBID is 100 mg taken twice a day, or 50 mg taken 4 times a day.

For cystitis in women, the course usually lasts for 3 days.

For cystitis in men, the course usually lasts for 7 days.

For more severe infections, 100 mg of MacroBID may need to be taken 4 times a day.

Your doctor will prescribe a treatment course appropriate for you after reviewing your symptoms.

When taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) 100mg twice a day, space the time you take your tablets out by 12 hours. This means that if you take one dose at 7am, your next dose should be 7pm.

If you are taking MacroBID 4 times a day, the doses should be spread evenly across the day. Take the first dose in the morning. Take the second dose around midday. The third dose should be administered in the evening and the fourth dose should be taken just before you go to bed.

Swallow each capsule whole with a glass of water.

MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) capsules should be taken with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.

What Should I Do If I Forget to Take MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin)?

If you forget to take MacroBID when you should, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue to take MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) as prescribed by your doctor.

Do not take more MacroBID to make up for the missed dose.

What Should I Do If I Take Too Much MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin)?

If you take too much MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), tell your doctor as soon as possible.

MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Side Effects and Cautions

All medicines have the risk of causing side effects, though not everyone gets them. Being aware of the risks which come with the medicine you take is important for your health.

Before you take MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine. The leaflet contains instruction on storing, using and disposing MacroBID, and important information regarding the safety of the medicine.

You can read the patient information leaflet for MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) online as a PDF, which you can download, print off or enlarge if you need to.

Side effects of MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) may include:

  • Dark yellow or brownish urine
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Short-term hair loss
  • Vomiting

You should stop taking MacroBID and speak to your doctor if you notice any of the following:

  • Blue or purple skin tone
  • Extreme mood changes or a change in mental state, confusion, weakness and blurred vision.
  • Fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Raised pressure in the skull (severe headaches)

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects associated with MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin). Further information regarding the safety of this medicine, including a complete list of side effects, can be found in the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects after taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), regardless of whether the are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

When taking antibiotics, it is important to complete your course of treatment as prescribed by a doctor. If you stop taking antibiotics too early, your infection may come back. Stopping this antibiotic treatment early may cause future infections to become resistant to treatment with this antibiotic.

Who Should You Not Take MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin)?

Do not take MacroBID if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in MacroBID, such as nitrofurantoin.

MacroBID contains lactose. If you have lactose intolerance, speak to your doctor for further advice on taking MacroBID (nitrofurantoin).

If you develop the signs of an allergic reaction to MacroBID, go to your nearest accident and emergency department. Take any remaining medicine and packaging with you.

Other Safety Information

Inform our medical team of other medications you are currently taking, including those prescribe by your doctor, or bought over the counter, as well as health and herbal supplements, before you buy MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) online.

Do not take MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Always keep MacroBID and other medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Never share your medicine with anyone else, even if they experience similar symptoms to you.

Where Can I Buy MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Online in the UK?

If you're considering purchasing MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) online in the UK, it's crucial to choose a reliable and authorised online pharmacy. Prescription Doctor offers a secure and user-friendly platform where you can consult with healthcare professionals and order Nitrofurantoin with next-day delivery.

Prescription Doctor: A Safe Way to Order MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) with Next-Day UK Delivery

Obtaining Nitrofurantoin through Prescription Doctor is straightforward. After a brief online consultation, our qualified doctors will assess your medical needs. If approved by 3 pm on weekdays, our UK-registered pharmacy will promptly dispatch your medication.

Benefit from the convenience of fast, discreet, and next-day delivery, ensuring you receive your essential medication without delay.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin)

Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin)?

Yes, you can drink alcohol in moderation while taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin). Avoid drinking more than 14 units of alcohol per week, as per the government's guidelines.

Will MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Affect My Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery?

MacroBID (nitrofurantoin) can cause drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel unfit to do so.

Is MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Safe to Take During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?

MacroBID can be taken during pregnancy. For further advice on taking this antibiotic while pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor.

Will MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Affect My Contraceptive Pill?

MacroBID (nitrofurantoin) is unlikely to affect hormonal contraceptives, such as the combined contraceptive pill or emergency contraceptive pill. However, if you vomit or experience diarrhoea while taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), your contraceptive pill may be ineffective. You can read the leaflet which comes with your contraceptive pill for more information on what to do if this happens.

Can MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Cause Thrush?

In some cases, thrush can develop after taking a course of MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin). This is because the antibiotic may kill the bacteria which fight against thrush. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you think you have symptoms of thrush when taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin).

What Should I Do If MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) Does Not Work?

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 3 days of taking MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), especially if you notice your symptoms becoming worse. In rare cases, the bacteria which causes the infection may be resistant to MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin). If this is the case, your doctor may prescribe an alternative antibiotic.

Can I Buy MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) 100mg Over the Counter in the UK?

No, you cannot buy MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) 100mg over the counter in the UK because it is an antibiotic. However, you can obtain a prescription for MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin) online from Prescription Doctor.

Can I Take Pain Relief With MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin)?

To relieve cystitis pain while treating it with MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), you can take over the counter pain relief like paracetamol or ibuprofen. If you are unsure what medicines are safe to take alongside MacroBID (Nitrofurantoin), speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Treatment information

  • Manufacturer: Mercury pharma
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Capsules
  • Available Strength:100 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Women aged 18+
  • Dosage: Take no more than 200 mg daily without food for 7 days
  • Description: Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial infections
  • Drug Class: Antibiotic
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Inform our prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Inform our prescriber if you are breastfeeding.
  • Price: 19.92 GBP
Click here to view the Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) UTI Antibiotics - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 11/04/2019 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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