Does the antibiotic Macrobid cause yeast infections?
Question posted by Stellas on 12 March 2010
Last updated on 22 January 2018 by so-here-iam
It happened to me too. Using Macrobid did cause a yeast infection. Good suggestion to ask for diflucan.
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!
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.
- Macrobid uses and safety info
- Macrobid information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Macrobid (detailed)
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