Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is an antibiotic medication used to treat bladder infections (acute cystitis). Macrobid works by deterring the growth of bacteria. Macrobid is meant to treat bladder infections only and should not be used for kidney or other deep tissue infections
Always read the medication instructions before taking Macrobid.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Macrobid:
If you have any of the following side effects, seek medical help:
What is Macrobid used for?
Macrobid is used to treat urinary tract and bladder infections typically caused by Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus saprophyticus strains of bacteria.
How long do side effects of Macrobid last?
Treatment with Macrobid typically lasts seven days, and how long side effects last will depend on the individual. Some side effects do not require medical attention and may clear up on their own. Other side effects may be severe and require medical assistance. Contact your doctor if you are unsure about the side effects you are experiencing.