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Nitrofurantoin; Nitrofurantoin, Macrocrystalline

Popular Brands: : Macrobid, Nitrofurantoin (monohydrate/macrocrystals), Nitrofurantoin; Nitrofurantoin, Macrocrystalline
Official FDA Reports18,281
Social Media Events8,543
Total Posts1,967
Avg. Review Score1.91/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Nitrofurantoin; Nitrofurantoin, Macrocrystalline
Manufacturers
  • Alvogen Inc
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Nitrofurantoin; Nitrofurantoin, Macrocrystalline Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Nitrofurantoin; Nitrofurantoin, Macrocrystalline

Gait Disturbance

Side Effects: The side effects were horrible after one dose - severe dizziness - room spinning. Loss of balance . Severe nausea, vomiting.

No treatment benefit, because the complete ...


Source: Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin)

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Nausea

Side Effects: The side effects were horrible after one dose - severe dizziness - room spinning. Loss of balance. Severe nausea , vomiting.

No treatment benefit, because the complete ...


Source: Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin)

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Dizziness

Side Effects: The side effects were horrible after one dose - severe dizziness - room spinning. Loss of balance. Severe nausea, vomiting.

No treatment benefit, because the complete ...


Source: Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abnormal dreams

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Posted By Adryenna on March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

It cleared up my UTI but I had dreams so vivid I remember each one. Only one was a nightmare, the rest were like, buff people with real animal heads eating slim Jims and other weird shit.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abnormal dreams

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Posted By Carol on June 30, 2016 @ 12:56 pm

Taking four days now and I asked my husband this morning if something really happened. Never did that before.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Malaise, Death, Dyspepsia, Influenza like illness, Pyrexia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Neurological. Cardiovascular. Muscular.Fever.Flu-like symptoms. Severe Digestive Upset. Overall malaise.After only 1 day.3rd such reaction. Will treat as bio hazard when disposing.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Cystitis, Skin ulcer, Skin tightness, Drug ineffective, Muscle spasms, Pain in extremity

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... in Mexico That seems to be working I get bladder infections regularly & am desperate to find something that works other than Cipro, penicillins and Bactrim I'm allergic to those Also...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Arthralgia, Headache, Nausea, Abdominal discomfort, Pruritus, Chills, Vomiting, Myalgia, Hypersensitivity, Sunburn, Diarrhoea, Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Peripheral coldness, Rash, Somnolence, Pruritus generalised, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... to this one. Also, the pharmacy provides a laundry list of common side effects such as: gas, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, stomach upset or pain, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, indigeston, s...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Heart rate, Heart rate abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... I felt so bad after class today I laid down for a bit and had 2 episodes of some odd form of tachycardia. I literally could feel my heart pounding in my entire body, timed my heart rate and it was ac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Cystitis, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... far only side effect is tiredness. No other symptoms. I have been on it 3 days and still have a bit of pain after going to restroom but with the 1st pill I took all lower back pain associated with a U...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: nausea,vomiting,headaches,fatigue,couldn't barely hold anything down at first, dark yellow pee it got better as time went by,slow progress is still progress, pee turned back ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Myalgia, Cough, Dyspnoea, Influenza like illness, Joint stiffness, Pyrexia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Relief of UTI symptoms after 2nd dose; however, this was accompanied by muscle and joint aches and stiffness, fever, nausea, marked fatigue, dry cough, shortness of breath. Ha...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Nausea, Pain, Muscle spasms, Muscular weakness, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Headache, nausea, joint weakness and pain, leg cramps, loss of appetite It seems to have worked for my UTI, but it was hard to find the appetite to eat enough to prevent nause...


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