MACRODANTIN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 016620/001.

Names and composition

"MACRODANTIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE.

Answered questions

Is Macrobid100mg = to Macrodantin(2 tabs) 50mg?
medication Asked by Evonne Stenkamp 3 months ago.

Macrobid and Macrodantin are same and it is only brand names. The basic drug of these medicine is nitrofurantoin. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body. Nitrofurantoin is used to treat urinary tract infections. So you can take 2 tablets of 50 mg,.of Macrodantin in place of 1 tablet of 100mg. of macrobid. But you should take it under medical supervision only and not adviseable to take without prescription. You should also know the following important informations about nitrofurantoin? The Serious side effects involving the lungs, liver, nerves, eyes, blood, and intestines have been reported rarely with the use of nitrofurantoin. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop shortness of breath, chest pain, or other respiratory problems; stomach pain; yellowing of the skin or eyes; unusual fatigue or weakness; numbness or tingling; fever or chills; visual changes or eye pain; or diarrhea during treatment with nitrofurantoin. Take all of the nitrofurantoin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Take nitrofurantoin with food or milk to decrease stomach upset and to increase the absorption of the drug in the stomach.- Answered by Cruz Murzyn 3 months ago.


Can dogs take Macrodantin?
Can dogs take this antibiotic and if they can what is it used for and what is the dose for dogs? Asked by Kerstin Carano 3 months ago.

macrodantin is used for bladder and urinary tract infections in people, do not give 2 your dog. amoxicillan or penicillan can be used on dogs but u need 2 go 2 the vet 2 get antibiotics if ur dog needs them. Answered by Vernice Goyer 3 months ago.

It's never a good idea to give people antibiotics to dogs. The wrong dose or drug can KILL them. Even if the antibiotic is given to dogs (and I don't think it is) the formulation and strength may be radically different. See your vet if you think your dog needs antibiotics. Answered by Dawn Arbaugh 3 months ago.

I even have an Airedale Terrier, a German Shepherd/Chow blend, and an Australian livestock canine/Border Collie blend. what sort of canine do I desire i could desire to have...as properly Airedales, probably some form of Setter or Pointer, a large Schnauzer, a Boxer, a Belgian Sheepdog, a Collie and an Irish, Lakeland, Scottish, Wheaten, Welsh, and twine Fox Terriers the best ingredient my canine does is peel boiled eggs. The funniest ingredient he does is he sits in a wheelbarrow and facilitates you to push him around everywhere. Answered by Solomon Braman 3 months ago.

ALWAYS check with your vet before giving unprescribed medication to your pet. Many meds that are tolerated by the human body can be extremely toxic to dogs or cats. Answered by Marguerite Bosman 3 months ago.

if your dog has an infection, it would be prudent to see a vet and administer antibiotics which have been prescribed for that purpose. never give any medication to your pet without your vet's advice! Answered by Lucille Foriest 3 months ago.

Find out by calling a vet. Answered by Tova Yerigan 3 months ago.


Can I give macrodantin (antibiotic usu. used for treating bladder infections) to my cat for an abscess?
Asked by Robbin Ailor 3 months ago.

Macrodantin = nitrofurantion. Normally given for resistant urinary tract infections caused by staph, E. coli, and strep. Most common bacteria in abscess = staph. Cat dosage is 4.4mg per 2.5 lbs body weight. (10 lb cat = 17.6mg). This isn't much. Without proper sized med it would be very easy to overdose your cat. If you are sure your cat has not fought with a wild animal, a better plan would be to clean infected area with hydrogen peroxide twice a day and monitor cat. If no improvement in couple of days, see a vet for proper med. In this case, most likely, cephalosporin. If this is from a wild animal, go to vet now. Answered by Dennise Sane 3 months ago.

If the kitty has an external abscess you can clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide and apply an anti bacterial ointment like neosporin to the wound, you can also use triple antibiotic ointment. Yep this is the same ointment you use for cuts and scrapes. don't worry if kitty starts licking the ointment it wont hurt him as long as you don't wad it on. I have done this many times for my outside cats who at times don't get along and lock up on one another, I consulted my vet first this was years ago and he said it can be used to treat abscesses safely. Yes this problem can be treated at home for the common abscess. If the abscess is on the cats side or near the spine and is not draining looks like a ball under the skin, then he will have to go to the vets to get the absess drained and flushes out . then the vet will put the cat on antibiodics. If the wound is draining you will have to milk it and wipe off the puss that comes out, caution this stuff really stinks. then you can clean the wound Answered by Robbie Wiren 3 months ago.

no never give your animals human meds unless directed by your vet. anti-biotics are used to treat different things and what works for a bladder infection may not work for an abcess. go on to www.justanswer.com you can ask any question for like $5 and they will give you an answer. ask if there is any other ways of treating an abcess. i doubt it though, usually they have to be at least drained. you will have to take your kitty to the vet. call several in your area and see if they will give you a discount if money is an issue. some even give discounts if you pay cash. tell them you cannot afford alot and can they help you help your cat or can they suggest something over the counter that you can use. you can search on line in your area as many places offer help to people with a sick animals and not alot of money. try the animal shelter for other animal association tel.#'s Answered by Chastity Feutz 3 months ago.

No. just as in humans, antibiotics work on different things and do more harm than good if misued. If your cat has a bad abcess, odds are it needs to be drained by a vet, and then they will usually treat with amoxicillian or a similar type antibiotic. Believe me, I have one cat that just tends to get abcesses, so I know what it's like. But it's not something that you can treat at home. Answered by Madison Druetta 3 months ago.

Most human meds are lethal to animals.. Anything stronger than 1/2 of a baby aspirin could kill kitty.. Take kitty to the vet and have that abscess looked at.. She'll need antibiotics, and they'll probably want to shave the hair around it and clean it up really good. Answered by Kathern Kilichowski 3 months ago.

NO! You should never give your cat anything that your vet hasn't prescribed. Cats react very quickly to antibiotics and that large of a dose could be fatal. Cats use a much lower dose than people do. Answered by Keren Ginsky 3 months ago.

I agree. Do not give those meds to the cat. Look at your size, and compare it to your cat. Even if the meds worked cross species, you'd OD your cat. Answered by Fritz Whitmire 3 months ago.

No, human meds are differant from animal meds. It might be too strong for him/her. Answered by Merle Marsico 3 months ago.

no, not correct dosage for cat Answered by Tarah Landolfo 3 months ago.


Is there a link between the drug macrodantin and Pulmonary Fibrosis?
My 80 year old mother was just diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. We're learning about it now. She's had increased shortness of breath over the months and has a dry cough for quite some time. Many years ago (probably 5-8...she can't remember), she took the drug Macrodantin to help relieve her urinary... Asked by Tari Credeur 3 months ago.

My 80 year old mother was just diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. We're learning about it now. She's had increased shortness of breath over the months and has a dry cough for quite some time. Many years ago (probably 5-8...she can't remember), she took the drug Macrodantin to help relieve her urinary track infections. I'm just understanding now there could be a link between that and developing pulmonary fibrosis. Can anyone comment and/or offer some insight? Her condition is considered "moderate" by a pulmanologist. She's about to undergo the "breathing functionality" test, but hasn't done so as of yet. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance. Also should she be changing her diet at all (or any tips there?). Thanks. Answered by Ayako Dowty 3 months ago.

Macrodantin Respiratory: CHRONIC, SUBACUTE, OR ACUTE PULMONARY HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS MAY OCCUR. CHRONIC PULMONARY REACTIONS OCCUR GENERALLY IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECEIVED CONTINUOUS TREATMENT FOR SIX MONTHS OR LONGER. MALAISE, DYSPNEA ON EXERTION, COUGH, AND ALTERED PULMONARY FUNCTION ARE COMMON MANIFESTATIONS WHICH CAN OCCUR INSIDIOUSLY. RADIOLOGIC AND HISTOLOGIC FINDINGS OF DIFFUSE INTERSTITIAL PNEUMONITIS OR FIBROSIS, OR BOTH, ARE ALSO COMMON MANIFESTATIONS OF THE CHRONIC PULMONARY REACTION. FEVER IS RARELY PROMINENT. THE SEVERITY OF CHRONIC PULMONARY REACTIONS AND THEIR DEGREE OF RESOLUTION APPEAR TO BE RELATED TO THE DURATION OF THERAPY AFTER THE FIRST CLINICAL SIGNS APPEAR. PULMONARY FUNCTION MAY BE IMPAIRED PERMANENTLY, EVEN AFTER CESSATION OF THERAPY. THE RISK IS GREATER WHEN CHRONIC PULMONARY REACTIONS ARE NOT RECOGNIZED EARLY. Answered by Claude Ashford 3 months ago.


Question about Macrodantin...?
I was RX'd Macrodantin last night at the ER, shortly after finding out I was pregnant, in the list of things to tell your doctor, it says if you are pregnant or may become pregnant, also, I was diagnosed with Filo....I think that's how you spell it....either way, it's a kidney infection derived from a... Asked by Hassie Scire 3 months ago.

I was RX'd Macrodantin last night at the ER, shortly after finding out I was pregnant, in the list of things to tell your doctor, it says if you are pregnant or may become pregnant, also, I was diagnosed with Filo....I think that's how you spell it....either way, it's a kidney infection derived from a progressed UTI, in the paperwork, it says not to take it if you have a kidney problem, should I be worried about it? I've already taken 3 of the pills.....what should I do? Answered by Karry Sconce 3 months ago.

The best thing is to call your doctor and express your concerns. I think the reason they say not to take it if you have a kidney problem is that if your kidneys are not working well, the Macrodantin will not get into the urine to do its job. Hopefully that is not the case for you. However, another issue is that Macrodantin is good for regular UTI's but may not work as well for pyelonephritis (I think that is what you are saying you have). Hopefully your doctor will be able to get the culture results and can choose a drug that will be effective and also safe in pregnancy. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon. Answered by Jan Fleurant 3 months ago.


How much Macrodantin does it take to kill you and what are the side effeccfts of an overdose?
I am not killing myself!!!! My cousin overdosed on this a and I'm trying to learn more about it. Please help! Asked by Lizeth Senn 3 months ago.

Macrodantin is an antibiotic and there are generally no lethal dose statistics on death by antibiotics-if even possible. Side effects can be somewhat common with antibiotics although this one is pretty safe. Read through some of the side effects at web MD. Answered by Jean Camm 3 months ago.


Have you taken Macrodantin?
I have been prescribed this for a UTI and I have had no Side effects with other Antibiotics or Meds. I just would like to know some of the side effects its had on other ppl. Asked by Joye Langelier 3 months ago.

I have not taken the antibiotic under the name Macrodantin but under the other name Macrobid. I had a problem with headaches while on that antibiotic. Answered by Alyse Pospishil 3 months ago.


50mg Macrodantin (Nitrofluantoin) and the contraceptive pill?
I have had reoccurring UTIs so my specialist has put me on 50mg of macrodantin a day for 6 months to get rid of the e-coli, she said it wont affect my pill, but i am just worried it will because i cant use condoms as i am allergic. I am getting married in 4 months so it wouldnt worry us if we do concieve but i was... Asked by Nisha Nuzenski 3 months ago.

I have had reoccurring UTIs so my specialist has put me on 50mg of macrodantin a day for 6 months to get rid of the e-coli, she said it wont affect my pill, but i am just worried it will because i cant use condoms as i am allergic. I am getting married in 4 months so it wouldnt worry us if we do concieve but i was wondering if it will affect my pill? Thank you. Answered by Angelina Mazzo 3 months ago.

With regards to nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Macrobid) and oral contraceptives, there are studies on both sides of the issue. I have read studies which say that there is an interaction and studies which say nothing at all. It is best to err on the side of caution. If you are allergic to latex condoms, polyurethane condoms are also available. Answered by Indira Riola 3 months ago.


Should a paraplegic with chronic urinary tract infections take Macrodantin on a chronic basis?
after 32 years of paralysis I am having more frequent UTIs. there are few specialists who take Medicare, and I am not near an SCI center. Asked by Courtney Malton 3 months ago.

Some doctors recommend that people who have chronic UTIs or have any medical condition that puts them at risk for chronic UTIs should take an antibiotic on a regular basis. I am at risk, so I take Macrodantin daily, and have not had an infection in several years. I understand you are having difficulty finding a doctor, but in order to get antibiotics, you will need to see a doctor. Call your insurance company for suggestions. Answered by Gala Carangelo 3 months ago.


Is macrodantin safe to take while taking one a day womens prenatal pills?
8 weeks pregnant Asked by Randee Vierra 3 months ago.

prenetals are fine, check macrodantin with your doctor first before you take anything! Answered by Kerrie Vandewater 3 months ago.

Sure! Women switch up all the time depending on what works for them Answered by Chastity Guggenheim 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016620/001 MACRODANTIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
016620/002 MACRODANTIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
016620/003 MACRODANTIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
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016620/002 MACRODANTIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
016620/003 MACRODANTIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070248/001 NITROFURANTOIN MACROCRYSTALLINE NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
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073671/001 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
073696/001 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
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073696/003 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
074336/001 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
074336/002 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
074336/003 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
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091095/002 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
091095/003 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
201722/001 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
201722/002 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
201722/003 NITROFURANTOIN NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG

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