Medication Guide App

User Reviews for Macrobid

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Macrobid.

Ratings Summary

Filter by:

User Ratings

10
   
14%(6)
9
   
7%(3)
8
   
12%(5)
7
   
14%(6)
6
   
10%(4)
5
   
5%(2)
4
   
3%(1)
3
   
14%(6)
2
   
3%(1)
1
   
21%(9)

Macrobid review summary

5.5/10 Average Rating

43 Ratings with 46 User Reviews

Compare all 307 medications used in the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection.

Reviews for Macrobid to treat Urinary Tract Infection

Sort by:

Review by Kbjohnso2:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

I react and have side effects to almost everything I take. I'm allergic to Bactrim and doxycycline and Cipro is awful for me. No vomiting or flu symptoms everyone keeps talking about. Sometimes I get hot flashes (I'm 24) and an upset stomach but that's the worst of it.

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

August 25, 2014 3:12 PM

Review by christiebrt:

User Rating:  
   
3.0

I am 11 wks pregnant and after my first OB/GYN appointment they called me with results that I had urinary tract infection. I was shocked because I didn't have any symptoms other than pressure by my bladder which I was relating to the pregnancy. I was prescribed 100mg of Macrobid x 3 days taking 1 capsule every 12 hrs. The first night I took it a couple hours after dinner and went to sleep. BIG MISTAKE! I woke up vomiting ate a bagel right away and took second pill. I felt nauseated all day, tired, and mild headache. The remaining pills I took directly after a full meal and felt a little better. If it wasn't for the medicine only being for 3 days I don't think I could've taken it any longer. I just kept telling myself that if I don't finish it a UTI can be much more serious.

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

July 23, 2014 9:23 PM

Review by MN2:

User Rating:  
   
5.0

It worked really well to clear up my urinary tract infection and within a day I had no symptoms; however, I was so tired while I was taking this! I also would get feeling of nausea quite often and occasionally would make me vomit. I took on a full stomach but still got the feelings of nausea and fatigue.

8 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

July 21, 2014 4:31 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
7.0

I only gave it a 7 because I'm on day 3. Dizziness and nausea, be careful driving before you get a feel for what your reaction will be. Everyone is different. The nausea was often minimized by eating decent meal with the meds, BUT it still came back about an hr to 1.5 hrs. The dizziness, I felt like I was drinking, seriously. Hopefully it's all clear when I'm done in 2 days. I was feeling like crap, I wore a T-shirt that I wear to sleep to my evening class today (I'm over 27). Glad I found this site! If you're a female, ensure you don't have Bacterial Vaginitis (bv) because that should be treated as well.

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

June 9, 2014 7:39 PM

Review by bella-08598459:

User Rating:  
   
6.0

I'm on day 3 and the only side effect I have had is itching, everywhere. My urinary tract infection is better but not gone yet.

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

April 21, 2014 5:32 PM

Review by nique6 (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
10

This is my second time on Macrobid both times given during pregnancy. The first time it made me extremely sick and I took it after a light snack and drank milk. I felt so bad I couldn't stomach taking the pill again. This time around I got a urinary tract infection so bad I was having very bad pains under my ribs so I figured the sickness from the antibiotic was better then the severe pain I was having. I started the meds four days ago now and I feel 100% better! Before every dose I eat a COMPLETE MEAL so that my stomach is coated and I have not had one side effect besides drowsiness which I don't mind as much, but the pain is gone and I am back to my normal self. I am so happy the pills worked so fast and with food leave me perfectly fine.

16 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

April 14, 2014 4:17 PM

Review by Alwayssick50198:

User Rating:  
   
10

For everyone posting bad reviews did any of you take it after eating a complete meal? I made the mistake of taking one before after eating a light snack and I got the fever chills etc. like everyone else, but if I take it after eating a good size meal then I'm fine. DON'T TAKE ON EMPTY STOMACH! These antibiotics do work great! Don't let the bad reviews stop you from taking them just do what I said and eat real food and if you still have side effects then call your doctor. But from my experience as long as I eat no problems with them.

42 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 26, 2014 7:05 AM

Review by LilDee75:

Started this medication yesterday morning. Been feeling nauseous, having chills, fevers, night sweats and bad headaches. About to take my third dose and I'm dreading it.

33 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 18, 2014 9:20 AM

Review by Anonymous:

Really awful feeling after a day of taking ths felt really down and anxious and totally exhausted

30 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 20, 2013 10:53 AM

Review by PollyWollyDoodle:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

I am currently taking Macrobid for a urinary tract infection. I've been taking it twice a day for going on 4 days now. I was very very leery of this medication, because when I was pregnant 4 years ago, it was prescribed to me for a UTI. I took it and was really ill. I felt like I had the flu...weak, chills, nausea, horrible headaches. My doctor gave it to me and I was scared to take it, but with my last UTI the Cipro didn't knock it out. I'm happy to report that this time, I am doing fine on it. No side effects, but the UTI symptoms are pretty much gone. Make sure you take this ON A FULL STOMACH! Not with a glass of milk, not with a snack, not BEFORE eating...a full stomach!

38 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 22, 2013 9:38 AM

Review by No more Macro Bid:

User Rating:  
   
1.0

First time I took MacroBid for UTI, after a few days I developed flu like symptoms, fever, aches and pains, heart racing, bronchial congestion. After the infection came back I took it again and only one dose brought back all the side effects and more. I went on line to see if I was alone and I am one of many with this reaction and worse. Thank God for the Internet.

42 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 14, 2013 4:14 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
1.0

This is the first and last time I ever take this drug! After 24 hours of it in my system, I started having flu like symptoms. I could feel my sinuses draining down my throat, I began to have a horrible cough. Granted at first I seemed to be getting better, but by the night of day four, my eyes are all itchy and watery, my nose is constantly running, constantly coughing. Now on day five, I took my last pill. Still feeling like crap, still all the same symptoms from day four. Hoping this goes away soon before I return to the ER once more.

24 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 4, 2013 6:25 PM

Review by teresa J (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
10

I'm a diabetic and have frequent UTI'S. I have used this drug and after the first dose I have had relief. I'm allergic to EVERYTHING but so far I have had not one side effect.

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

October 31, 2013 8:35 AM

Review by Candice Ice:

User Rating:  
   
3.0

My urinary tract infection symptoms were not nearly as painful as the side effects of this medicine. It cleared up the UTI in a day but by the second day, it was nausea, extreme fatigue, no appetite, joint and muscle pain, stomach pain and complete weakness, chills and fever. Pharmacist said it was probably the UTI. Now it's day 5 and I'm in agony. Stopping Macrobid and calling the doctor in the morning.

30 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

October 13, 2013 11:13 PM

Review by solie (taken for less than 1 month):

Took this med for 2 days and calling doctor this morning and not taking next pill. I feel worse then, as if I have the flu. Cannot sleep, sweating hot and cold headaches and nauseous even with taking the pill after I eat. This isn't for me at all.

30 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 25, 2013 7:29 AM

Review by Angie F:

I've never had a reaction to any antibiotics, but this one brought me to the ER. After 24 hours I began feeling flu like symptoms, 48 hours later I had symptoms of bronchitis, after 4 days I was covered in hives. I had assumed that I picked up a virus from the clinic when I went in for the urinary tract infection, so I didn't correlate all my symptoms to reactions from the Macrobid. When I broke out into hives, I finally realized something was going on. After a visit to the ER and steroids, I'm feeling better. It's been 24 hours off the Macrobid, and I can breathe again, flu symptoms gone, and I have my energy back. That was a rough 6 days in bed.

27 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 11, 2013 10:04 AM

Review by kitkat12:

User Rating:  
   
5.0

I've been taking Macrobid for urinary tract infections for years with no problem, it always worked really fast. This time I got a severe headache within an hour of taking the first pill, I didn't connect it to the Macrobid and took the second dose which was a big mistake. The headache was like a migraine and took two days to go away.

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 5, 2013 3:08 PM

Review by Chevol (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
10

This antibiotic is a God send! I am allergic to Penicillins and Sulfas. At first I tried Cipro, it didn't work. I had kidney stones for 8 months, I finally got my second lithotripsy in June for an 8x9mm stone and then my kidney got infected. This is my fourth day on Macrobid and I have had no serious side effects except 1 bout of diarrhea on day 1, which was welcomed compared to the nausea and pain from the infection. Macrobid actually got rid of my nausea!

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

August 3, 2013 6:36 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

Luckily had no side effects on this antibiotic. I made sure to take it with a big meal each time though, so that might have helped. I was put on Bactrim for a previous urinary tract infection and it was horrible. Nausea, felt like I had a fever, increased my heart rate etc. I'm glad I found this and hope I can take it again if I get another urinary tract infection. The only thing I noticed was that it brought back a weird cough I usually only get after a bad cold. My doctor calls it a bronchial spasm. It hasn't gone away after having been off the medicine for 3 weeks, but it was so mild compared to when I get it with a cold that I can easily deal with it.

21 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

June 2, 2013 5:15 PM

Review by hello2013 (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
4.0

Doctor prescribed Macrobid for a week for urinary tract infection. It did give me some relief initially however my infection is back. I'm scheduled to see my Dr tomorrow.

26 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 30, 2013 1:34 PM

Review by Katillac (taken for 2 to 5 years):

User Rating:  
   
7.0

I suffer from recurring urinary tract infections and Macrobid has always worked fast and really well. I've noticed after prolonged use though my body has developed a bit of an immunity to it and doesn't work as fast anymore. Also it now gives me yeast infections so I have to try something else.

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 21, 2013 5:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

I took Macrobid 100mg about half hour ago and I'm feeling fine, no side effect yet. Hopefully not at all.

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 24, 2012 10:31 AM

Review by Bumblebees Butterfly (taken for less than 1 month):

User Rating:  
   
3.0

I suffered severe headaches & nausea for hours from the very first dose & every dose thereafter. I would feel faint, overheated, extremely tired; I slept with the windows open and the heat off (it's winter). 4 days of taking Macrobid, I begin to have loose stools & severe muscles aches & neck stiffness. I began to have a sore throat & a dry cough on day 2. After stopping, within 24 hours I begin to itch severely. I've been off of it for 48 hours & I still have a headache & I use Benadryl for the itching. I was given Levaquin in 1 dose, then Macrobid 100 mg 2X a day for 10 days by the ER doctor. But my primary doctor thought it was an overkill and should have used just the Levaquin.

27 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 23, 2012 1:25 AM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
1.0

I took Macrobid for 3 days, I started having muscle aches. Flu like symptoms and stiff neck and nausea.

47 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 1, 2012 3:58 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
6.0

Day 2 I wondered why my feet were stinging and burning when I got ready to go to bed. Now I notice they are stinging again. I guess three days is enough for me.

14 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

October 12, 2012 3:23 AM

Page 1 2 Next

Learn more about Urinary Tract Infection

Hide
(web4)