22 Mar 2010
It is unlikely to. Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is an antibacterial agent specific for urinary tract infections.
It is not a broad spectrum antibiotic so is unlikely to cause a yeast infection.
You should see your doctor or pharmacist if you suspect you have a yeast infection.
8 Oct 2012
Although the information available about Macrobid states that it is unlikely to cause a yeast infection, I did get one while using it for a UTI. So, in the future, if I'm ever prescribed Macrobid again, I WILL be asking for a Diflucan to go with it. Hope this helps!
- Macrobid Information for Consumers
- Macrobid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Macrobid (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I was prescribed Macrobid to prevent bladder infections. Just wondering for how long. Forever?
2 answers • 30 Jan 2010
My 4 year old had tubes placed in both ears and adenoids removed about 2 weeks ago, he was prescribed antibiotic (zithromax) and ear drops antibiotic ...
1 answer • 27 May 2011
1 answer • 16 Oct 2012
Is it normal to be prescribed Macrobid 100 mg, 2 x daily for 10 days and then 1 per day for 80 days?
My mother-in-law had a bladder infection for over 2 years and her doctor has been treating her with different antibotics to try and clear it up. Now ...
1 answer • 15 Jun 2014
I took it on Tuesday & its Wednesday but I've had a yeast infection since last Friday because of a high dose of antibiotics.
1 answer • 23 Oct 2014