MacroBID Nitrofurantoin

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I have just been prescribed this, as bladder infection has been confirmed.

When you read the leaflet of possible side effects it is terrifying:(

Have any of you taken this antibiotic?


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    I have not but my mom took it years ago and lost a big percentage of her hearing AFTER having an allergic reaction to it . Hers was called Macrodantin so maybe different.

    I hope you are okay and if you are uncomfortable taking it call your dr and tell them you would rather take _____ (maybe something that has worked for you before?).

    Best of luck!!!!

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      Sorry to hear about your mom, hope she is alright now.

      I have never had to take any antibiotics for a UTI before because I have never had a UTI before, so can't say that I would rather take a different one - they all seem to have side effects, but then most drugs do.

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    No fear,I am 80 years old and have had bladder infections for three years on and off, mostly on for me. I have been on the Nitrofurantoin, 50 MG for 6 weeks now. Has stopped UTI's and almost opened the fusing from LS. I also read that there is a clinical trial also using this method. If you have problems I sure would get back to the doctor but it is remarkable wat it has done for me. Good luck.

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      Thank you for the positive comment and it is really interesting that this could help LS sufferers.

      I read about the side effects from some of the other antibiotics prescribed for UTI's and they are all pretty scary - I suppose most drugs are really. My OH says best not to read the leaflet:)

      I have been given 100mg capsules and have to take two a day for seven days.

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    I am also in the grip of repeated UTI's, you have to take something and they are all pretty similar.

    I take the view that drug leaflets are as much an exercise in litigation avoidance as patient information. 'You can't sue us, its in the leaflet' !!

    Nowt else for it I'm afraid.

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