You should be able to. Nitrofurantoin is only effective for UTIs though. It doesnt work for any other type of infection-it is bladder/urinary tract specific. Be sure that your doc is aware of any allergies you have and also notify your pharmacy- this way, if your doc misses an allergy, your pharmacy can cross reference it and hopefully prevent you from getting an antibiotic that will cause reaction.
Macrobid is NOT a sulpha drug however, it IS an antibiotic that contains sulphites. Makes a difference for us sensitive types . I found this out after ending up in the ER with a septic condition affecting my kidneys. I'd been prescribed macrobid 3 successive times trying to beat a chronic UT I . MD even asked each visit, as did the pharmacy," You're allergic to sulpha antibiotics right?"still...
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