When I first started taking Macrodantin about 5 days ago, it makes me very sleepy and nauseated. I have also devoloped a purple rash on my upper back where my shoulder blades are. Is this normal? Should I discontinue the usage of this medication, or will these side effects eventually diminish?
15 Sep 2009
The purple rash may be a serious side effect of Macrodantin. Nausea is a common, less serious side effect. See your doctor as soon as possible.
The known side effects of Macrodantin are:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Macrodantin:
Gas; headache; loss of appetite; mild diarrhea; nausea.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Macrodantin:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bloody or watery stools; bluish skin or nails; blurred vision or other vision changes; butterfly-shaped rash on the nose and cheeks; confusion; joint or muscle pain; mood or mental changes (eg, depression); persistent feeling of being unwell; persistent headache; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; symptoms of liver problems (eg, yellowing of the eyes or skin, pale stools, severe or persistent nausea or loss of appetite, stomach pain); symptoms of lung problems (eg, fever, chills, chest pain, shortness of breath, unusual or persistent cough); tingling, numbness, or burning of the hands or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness.
- Macrodantin Information for Consumers
- Macrodantin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Macrodantin (detailed)
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