Yesterday I went to the Dr for a really bad uti. I also mentioned that I had one at Xmas and was only prescriped a 3 day course which wasn't effective enough. She gave me the alternative nitrofurantoin (the type I received from the pharmacy are called Genfura) after feeling better yesterday evening I was pleased as they worked so quickly. However, this morning I woke up feeling awful. As the day has progressed I have a really sore pain across my vagina, bottom of my bum cheek and down my thigh, feels so bruised-has anyone else experienced this? the pain is unbearable. I also have headache, shakes, chills, nausea, loss of appetite etc. I don't know what to do? Do I stick it out and continue?
Go to the doctor, I used this drug and got serum sickness and was very very sick for 2 weeks. I am highly allergic to whatever is in this particular medicine. The allergic response has to go through and out your body. The final phase for me was when my feet swelled and made it painful to walk. Finally, after this, it went away, but I was going to the ER every day for some pain or mainly the redness, my upper trunk got red and itchy and no doctor could figure it out until the blood tests showed that the med was causing it. The recovery for me was 2 weeks to 30 days.
- Nitrofurantoin Information for Consumers
- Nitrofurantoin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nitrofurantoin (detailed)
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