User Reviews for Macrodantin
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|Urinary Tract Infection||8 reviews||190 medications|
|Prevention of Bladder infection||11 reviews||29 medications|
|Bladder Infection||4 reviews||82 medications|
|Summary of Macrodantin reviews||23 reviews||7.1|
Reviews for Macrodantin
For Bladder Infection "Just caused the worst side effect to my lungs after using this over a year. Where is the GP or specialist that must have warned me against these symptoms or kept me recorded in progress with this medication. Accordingly to my lung specialist this medicine is poison to the human body."
Elsa White October 8, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "Macrodantin was prescribed to me to prevent UTI . I only have to take one when needed. During one month I got four fever attacks with chills, headaches and muscle cramps. Very much like flu symptoms . It goes on for 2 days then I am fine again. Eventually I realised that it might be this medication since I took one on a Friday evening and the next day when I woke up I got this horrible symptoms again I read about the side effects and realised that this might be the cause."
Leeu October 8, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "I take it every night to prevent reoccurring UTI's but it gives me gas and diarrhea that is embarrassing when out in public."
Jayne59 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "Before starting on this drug I was going through a nasty cycle of UTIs & thrush. I would get a UTI due to intercourse, & after taking antibiotics to treat it I would then develop thrush. The cycle happened about 7 or 8 times over the course of a year, even though my husband & I were taking every preventative measure possible and following drs advice (wash before and after, pee within 5 minutes, drink lots of water etc). I even saw a urologist to try & get to the bottom of it. I couldn't break the cycle until I was prescribed this. I don't take it daily; after we have had intercourse I take one as a preventative. Since starting this medication I have not had one UTI. I have no side effects. It has greatly improved my quality of life."
jthsrm (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 5, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "I was experiencing back to back UTIs for 8-9 months. After trying some alternative approaches with my doctor, considering surgery, she decided to put me on a daily low dose antibiotic; Macrodantin. It has been over three plus months and it works. I honestly am not comfortable taking a daily antiobiotic but I am far more uncomfortable having a UTI. No side effects for me."
Hbsue April 5, 2017
18 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "I was prescribed a low dose of it for prevention if UTI's and it gave me diarrhea..which for someone already dealing with IBS I'm on top of constant UTI's...is not helpful at all. Aside from that no side effects. Still stopped taking it though and was prescribed methenamine... hope it works!"
kristinmcaff35 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "Got clear urine but that is all. Maybe it just worked for upper UTI. It did nothing to help lower urethra infection from catheter"
grahameatt October 20, 2015
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "I am extremely sensitive to antibiotic side effects so avoid them whenever possible. Usually I take D-Mannose for Urinary or vaginal (yeast) infections but I was out of it and needed something NOW. Doc called in Macrodantin because I cannot tolerate Cipro or most other ABs. 2nd day on pills and so far zero stomach pain or nausea. I have not noticed a reduction in the pain from the UTI yet so hoping by tonight will see relief. BTW: look up D-mannose. I have used it for over 10 yrs and it has stopped the UTI's and yeast infections if I take it as soon as I feel something. It is a sugar so you can take it every day if needed without any complications. It works by detaching the bacteria from the body. Buy the powder. 2 tsp/day"
MJanine (taken for less than 1 month) June 4, 2015
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "my daughter was put on Macrodantin to prevent kidney infections, and after 2 months was struggling to breath while playing football, tests showed that her pulmonary function had reduced by 25% and she had developed an irregular heart beat. I would think carefully before taking this drug as you may be damaging your lungs to save your kidneys"
Martaine May 23, 2015
23 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "After having a lot of urine infections for the past year I am now back on Macrodantin 50mg 4 times a day for 7 days makes me feel yak headaches keeps me awake slightly dizzy, feel tired a lot.. Then doctor wants me to take a low dose of it for 6 weeks will keep you posted if it actually works this time. I have my doubts."
sick of this September 23, 2014
32 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "I understand the good outweigh the bad however, the past few days have been hell. I had honestly one the worst urinary tract infections I have ever had. I need the relief so I am going to continue with the meds. Within 24 hours of taking it, I had horrible diarrhea. I am pale, I keep drinking water. "
jessicawesternmass (taken for less than 1 month) November 25, 2013
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Bladder Infection "I was given this medicine to take for seven days, four times a day. Within the first day or so of taking it I was suffering with a feeling of acid stomach, nausea, complete lack of appetite."
Tyson16 (taken for less than 1 month) September 23, 2013
26 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "I have suffered from recurrent urinary tract infections since I became sexually active. I would get an infection every time I had sex with my boyfriend. I tried countless courses of antibiotics which apparently cleared the infection but when I had sex again i got another one. finally my doctor put me on nitrofurantoin and this cleared the infection immediately. I have still to finish the course. I haven't had sex while taking the last few courses to make sure the infection has cleared fully! "
esmee94 July 7, 2013
21 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "Started experiecing pain peeing and went for a quick dip test after blood in urine was strongly apparant. Prescribed Trimethoprim for a week and cleared it up very quickly however it came back. On the sixth day the doctor rang me urgently saying I needed to take these 4 times a day for a week. No side effects at all. Possible constipation however this could be due to not wanting to eat/doing less exercise. No chest pains or anything and very quickly cleared up any remaining symptoms. Thank you Macrodantin!"
Chriswhjay June 29, 2013
28 users found this comment helpful.
For Urinary Tract Infection "Macrodantin also known as nitrofurantoin is really good medication for UTI. I was struggling with UTI long time. I tried Cefalexin and it didn't work for me. I did try Augmentin as I never had problem with this one and it's really strong but I started to vomit after 2 hours of taking the pill. Macrodantin can be good choice for people with sensitive stomach. I had no side effects."
Monihrin September 12, 2012
51 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "I am a paraplegic due to a gunshot to my spine incurred in VietNam. I had taken Macrodantin for over forty years and it helped to greatly curb my infections due to the need for intermittent catheritization three times daily. It caused side effects as I got older. I hadn't realized that this medicine was causing me to be continuously dizzy and generally unwell. I have since stopped taking it."
Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) May 30, 2012
57 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "I had 8 urinary tract infections in one year. Since being on one tablet at bedtime I've had none. And no side effects. Amazing!"
Anonymous May 30, 2012
76 users found this comment helpful.
For Bladder Infection "I have been on this medication for 4 days now for ongoing bladder infection, only side effect so far is that I feel very nervy in the mornings until I get enough food into me to counteract it. Also went out last night and had one glass of wine and my whole face, neck and chest went bright red for at least half an hour and felt very hot."
gglu March 3, 2012
28 users found this comment helpful.
For Bladder Infection "This medicine changed my life. I used to get urinary tract infections during pregnancy, breastfeeding, after sex all the time, until a doctor prescribed put me on this daily. Never have a urinary tract infection again while on it. No side effects for me, just pain free pee."
Mother of six July 17, 2011
44 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "Be prepared for a feeling of being generally unwell, fatigued, with upset stomach."
Anonymous June 3, 2011
73 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "This is a miracle drug. I used to get a bladder infection every 2 weeks, until my doctor prescribed this to me for daily use. I've been taking it everyday for 2 years now and have yet to deal with a single bladder infection. Plus, there are no side effects for me. Being on this pill has made my life a lot more comfortable."
Anonymous December 12, 2009
83 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "I used to get 4-5 urinary tract infections (UTI) every time I had sex, before I started taking Macrodantin. I have been on it for 5 years and I have never had another UTI. They are "the magic pills"."
Anonymous June 9, 2008
102 users found this comment helpful.
For Prevention of Bladder infection "Pills are very small and easy to swallow. I have no side effects from this medication. I use it to prevent serious urinary tract and bladder infections. I take it after sexual intercourse and it does prevent UTI's for me. I wouldn't want to live without this medication."
Mssrowlett March 27, 2008
116 users found this comment helpful.
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