Drug Ratings for MACRODANTIN

Average Rating: 2.1 (110 Ratings)

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 1  suspected urinary tract infection All that have been mentioned. Exhaustion, aching, nausea, tingling, cramps, head throbbing, hands swelling Dreadful medication to take. Exercise caution. Cannot recall exact dosage as only just found this forum but am still suffering since July 2013. Only took for 2 days F 60
2X D
10/30/2014
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 1  UTI Severe headache, hot and shivering, loss of appetite, stopped taking them after 5 doses Quite scary would not recommend taking it. F 72 1 days
50 4X D
8/31/2014

 1  post kidney infection Chills and fever, headaches, elevated heart rate, muscular aches throughout body, extreme fatigue. Am a Personal Trainer & athlete but am exhausted by simple tasks like sweeping, showering, etc. F 51 2 months
1x at nigh
7/9/2014

 1  UTI. Enterococcus Faecalis Nausea, runny tummy, tiredness after 3 weeks of treatment - supposed to take for 6 months. Stopped taking them 3 days ago and no better. Infection dormant for now. That's it for me, no more the pharmacist took them back. Still feeling sick. F 66 1 months
100
6/14/2014

 1  UTI that has lasted a year! I have been on these tablets for 3 months . I have to say they have kept the UTI away (unless I come off them) and to stay with I had no side effects. Couldn't see what all the fuss was. After 3 months I can stand no more. I honestly feel like I'm dying. I never get headaches but I feel like someone is trying to blown my brain up. My ears hurt, my chest hurts, I have gone from 12k runs to not being able to walk up the stairs. I have hot and cold flushes, panic attacks and dizzy spells. The first GP I spoke to said it was nothing to do with the Macrodantin. The second one said it was. I KNOW it is. Evil stuff. F 41 3 months
100mg day
6/2/2014
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 4  Uti I was prescribed macrodantin after having numerous bladder i fections even after taking other antibotics I would still get bladder infection over and over. My urologist put me on macrodantin now being chronic as ive been on this for 8 months now (1 tablet at night) and i still have another 5months to go afterwhich i propably need to go for a followup. Obly side effects ive had is a bit of bloating and tiredness. But other than that it really works. I dont get bladder infections anymore. However reading all the conplaints i am a bit concerned about any side effects which eventually might surface because of the prolonged use of this medication. And maybe by then the side effects are irreversable. So yes the medication works for me but i am concerned for possible underlining side effects. But i havent had "liver failure" yet being on this for 8months already so i guess ill be fine. F 28 8 months
100MG
5/12/2014
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 1  Uti Sudden onset of fever, chills, uncontrollable shivering with high temperature and sore skin after 3 tablets. Another 2 tablets later and severe drowsiness, nausea and feeling faint if in any position other than horizontal for more than 5 minutes. No appetite, Severe drenching night sweats. Abandoned tablets after taking only 1.5 days worth of 7 day dose. Very shaky still day after stopped taking them. Did remove uti pain v quickly but side effects worse than uti pain! Scary. Not felt so ill in a very long time. Would not touch these again. F 43 1.5 days
1X D
4/20/2014

 4  UTI Tiredness in afternoons and suppressed appetite Took for 7 weeks post bladder surgery 2x a day at 100mg. Sorry that some had bad side effects but I think it's individual. Other antibiotics didn't touch the infection whereas these did. I had raised temperature and back pain but I put this down to the infection I actually had to start with. Would recommend for severe infection F 29 49 days
100mg 2X D
4/12/2014

 1  UTI DO NOT TAKE THIS!!!! I was prescribed a 7 day course of this drug for a severe UTI. 1 tablet made me tired and nauseous but I decided to soldier on to get rid of the infection. By the second day I was very ill. Nauseous, dizzy, overwhemingly lethargic, dry mouth, temperature, hot and cold sweats.. The list goes on. It was HORRIBLE. I was very scared. I would NEVER take this again. Now I've read these reviews I wonder why on earth this drug is allowed to be prescribed?! I wish I was never given it. PLEASE stay away. F 27 2 days
100mg 4X D
3/9/2014
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 1  UTI Extreme diarrhoea (totally watery) and vomiting, severe stomach cramps, temperature of 38.5, aching joints, headaches, constant nausea. Stopped taking drugs but diarrhoea and cramps have persisted for two days now. Feel very nervous that I have damaged my system in some way. I was not warned by my doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects. I would having stopped taking these ghastly drugs much sooner had I known. I would never ever touch this stuff again. F 49 2.5 days
100mg 4X D
3/7/2014

 1  UTI Chills, nausea, chest pain, leg pain, extreme fatigue, malaise, anxiety and depression This was worse than the flu. I would never, ever take this drug again. I was bedridden for days. Couldn't see through the fog. F 49 7 days
100MG 2X D
2/26/2014
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 5  UTI and kidney Iam on day 5 of taking these tablets and has so far just experienced slight tiredness in the afternoons, I have had NO other side effects what so ever, after reading these reviews I was scared to death, and after taking the third tablet my symptoms of UTI started to clear up and I've had no symptoms since, not everybody will experience these side effects listed and so pleased with results and would take again if had to F 43 8 days
50 MG
2/9/2014

 1  Uti Blinding headaches . Fever. Cold sweats. Sore throat . Feeling really unwell. Have gastric reflux so had really bad indigestion and chest pains. Would never use again waiting for gp to open to change medication. F 62 3 days
50 4X D
2/2/2014
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 4  Urine Infection NONE Other than TIREDNESS and usual thrush reaction WORKED REALLY WELL Better after 1 tablet F 30 8 days
50mg 4X D
1/19/2014
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 1  UTI Difficulties to breath, dry cough, fatigue. I hope it did not cause permanent damage to my lungs, feeling really breathless. I had to stop taking it. Why doctors keep prescribing such a dangerous medicine when there are safer alternatives? F 49 3 days
4D 50mg
1/18/2014

 1  Kidney infection Nausea, dry mouth fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, blurred vision, headache, loss of appetite, loose, pale stools, severe itchiness, coughing, liver damage with some readings eleven times the normal range Three weeks after stopping the drug, having been given a different antibiotic I began to feel better but liver is not 100% better and I am still not back to full energy levels F 67 7 days
50 1X D
1/2/2014
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 4  UTI eased the pain from the UTI within hours F 37 1 days
12/16/2013

 1  Urine infection Felt so ill! Sickness, hot flushes , flu like symptoms, tight chest (I have asthma) breathing difficulties. Felt worse after taking this medication. If you have any acid reflux problems I would stay away..it really upset my stomach. F 21 7 days
100mg
12/13/2013
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 1  uti have gradually felt worse on these ..overwhelming nausea feeling lethargic ..abdomunal pain and leg n groin pain ..urinating constantley very dry mouth and feelung so unwell..rang drs and told to stop taking ..never agian would i take this . F 42 7 days
50mg x4
10/22/2013

 1  UTI Pressure headache, dizziness, fatigue,pains in hands and joints, nausea. Eventually culminated with severe uncontrollable shivering and muscle spasms,vomiting and loose stools, blotchy rash on legs.Spasms faded after about 3 hours leaving me feeling very weak, bruised. The first time in 25 years of marriage my husband has had to look after me. It is now two days later and I am still not recovered fully (although the UTI has cleared!) I was very frightened by what happened, and will not use this medication again. This medication was prescribed after another antibiotic had failed to clear the UTI. F 53 7 days
50mg 4X D
9/30/2013

 1  uti Ended up in A&E after taking one tablet. Scary F 40 1 days
50
8/18/2013

 3  Kidney infection Just took my first one after reading all these comments in a tad worried now :( hopefully it will sort this pain out and soon F 25 7 days
50
6/27/2013

 5  uti infection dry weird tasting mouth but feel like i'm on a super high :-) first day brought out the pain but these are the first antibiotics that haven't upset my stomach :-) F 40 2 days
50 4X D
6/26/2013

 1  Recurring ut I WAS GIVEN THIS MEDICATION AT A/E AS HAD BEEN BLEEDING WITH BAD UTI INFECTION CAME BACK 2 WEEKS LATER AND WAS GIVEN AGAIN ENDED UP CALLING AMBULANCE AS I PASSED OUT GOING TO THE BATHROOM AFTER 3 DOSES SICK CHILLS BLOOD PRESSURE WAS VERY VERY LOW AND I HAD PROBLEMS WITH HEART WHEN BLOODS DONE AT HOSPITAL FOUND RAISED LEVELS OF LIVER DAMAGE? DOCTORS DIDNT ONCE SAY IT WAS THE MEDICATION JUST GAVE ME IV OF DIFFERENT ANTIBOTICS THOUGHT IT WAS THE INFECTION GOING SEPTIC. ONE WEEK LATER AND HOME FEELING MUCH BETTER MY OWN DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD TAKE MACRODANTIN 100MG AT NIGHT RAISED MY CONCERNS WITH HER THAT I DIDNT THINK IT SUITED ME BUT TOOK I TABLET LAST NIGHT THIS MORNING FELT SICK SHAKEY AND REALLY BAD HEADACHE NEARLY PASSED OUT AGAIN IN BATHROOM LOOKED UP THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS DRUG AND REALISED THIS IS WHY THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH MY LIVER!! WILL NEVER TAKE AGAIN AND HOPE WHEN BLOODS TAKEN IN 2 MONTHS TIME MY LIVER IS OK CANT BELIEVE DOCTORS IN HOSPITAL DIDNT PICKUP ON THIS I HAVE HAD F 55 7 days
50mg 4X D
6/19/2013
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 4  UTI Upset stomach, joint pains, extreme tiredness and generally feeling unwell by the afternoon. Nausea feeling increases as the day went on, flashing lights (distorted vision). Chest pains. I feel scared taking these tablets and hope that the benefits outweigh the reactions. One more day to go. I would not like to take this antibiotic again. F 56 7 days
50mg 4X D
6/17/2013
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 3  UTI Constant headache, tiredness, anxiety/mood swings, constantly feel bloated, sore all over, sleep half the day away, foggy thinking, cannot stay focused or think, no appetite, neck ache, eyes ache. Can't accomplish anything. Feel horrible. Started with 100mg 4x a day for 4 doses. Then began 50mg 4x a day for 9 days. F 49 10 days
50mg 4X D
6/6/2013
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 1  UTI Dreadful stomach cramps and that has lasted for 2 days and I only took 1 tablet would not take them again F 60 1 days
50mg
5/23/2013

 1  mum taking it to prevent further UT Elderly mother with possible liver/lung problem too... got rash , burning palms, sever itch over whole body, blue skin and nails, diarrhea, blurred vision, confusion/delerium, mood change, persistently felt unwell, red swollen cellulitic legs, stomach discomfort, dark urine, tingling and numbness in feet, tired/weak. Neither the doctors (oncologist or GP) or pharmacist warned us of this and even when we highlighted symptoms to them, said nothing about these side effcets. Definitely would never ever use it again. F 84 10 days
2X D
5/18/2013

 1  Urinary infection My mum had only two doses and became very poorly overnight. Couldn't put one foot in front of the other. Her mental ability waa impaired, she could't understand simple instructions and was as yellow as a split pea. We stopped medication immediately and it was 24hrs before she felt better. Never again...... F 86 1 days
30
4/29/2013

 1  kidney infection Headaches,extreme nausea and vomiting F 28 2 days
100Mg
4/14/2013

 5  UTI Nothing apart from feeling really spaced out and happy. Can I stay on them please??;-) Never had this medication before so googled it and found this site. After reading the awful experiences that people have had on here I nearly didn't start to take them. I was horrified. How ever, glad I did because all that has happened is I feel really spaced out, a bit like I've been drinking. Think they knocked me out because I had the best nights sleep for a long time. Woke up this morning feeling amazing, after feeling rotten for weeks. Only had 3 tablets but I feel like a new woman!! Only down side is I'm not sure I'd be safe to drive feeling like this. F 40 10 days
50 4X D
3/29/2013

 2  I had a UTI. Dreadful dry mouth. I could hardly talk my lips and mouth were so dry, like I'd been in the desert for week with no water. Also had a sore throat, and sniffles. Stopped taking them. F 58 3 days
50MG
3/29/2013

 1  UTI Third day took one in morning and within 20 minutes I started a dry persistent cough and then had difficultly breathing, tight chest and pains and felt very unwell. Spent 6 hours at GP clinic. It is now on my banned list of antibiotics F 53 3 days
50mg 3X D
3/21/2013
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 3  UTI Fatigue, loss of appetite F 32 7 days
100 MG 2X D
2/24/2013

 1   Severe breathlessness and chest pain. My GP told me to stop them immediately. F 61 3 days
50 mg 4X D
2/5/2013

 1  UTI Do not take this drug. Beware of side effects in many people. Topix.com has much more info. Search this drug and you may be shocked M 65
100mg 1X D
1/21/2013
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 1  UTI prevention Awful side effects - wheezing, shortness of breath, racing heart, nausea and feeling faint. A little research showed a scary link to lung difficulties and respritory failure. Would never recommend this drug to anyone, it can have very dangerous side effects. F 30 1 days
100mg
1/2/2013

 5  Uti No side effects whatsoever M 53 7 days
50 mg
12/27/2012

 1  blood in urine / frequent uti Nausea, weakness, lethargy, lightheadedness, extreme fatigue, body pains, flu like symptoms. I was barely functional. Within a couple of days of stopping this medication the symptoms disappeared. F 40 2 months
50mg 1X D
12/23/2012

 4  UTI Mild headache, stomach cramps, mild pain behind eyes, mild aching in arms. Most surprising was a euphoric 'high', was in extremely good mood, I'm told this is unusual for Macrodantin but it made the other side effects easy to accept. It sorted out the UTI quickly and effectively. F 62 7 days
50mg 4X D
12/18/2012
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 5  Urine infection No side effects. It seems to have worked extremely well and quickly, thank goodness. F 61 7 days
50mg
12/10/2012

 1  Water infection Fuzzy head, headache, dry mouth, sore throat, aching joints, strange "bruised" feeling everywhere, palpitations and EXTREME lethergy/tiredness. The drug has seemed to aleviate the symptoms of the infection but I feel absolutely horrendous. I'm not taking anymore and going straight back to the docs tomorrow. Feel like I'm drunk and in pain all over! I dread to think what it has done to my system to cause this reaction. I have arrithmia and can't believe I was prescribed this drug! F 45 4 days
50mg
12/9/2012
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 1  uti nausea and headache took tablets with milk duering meals but made no differance had to stop taking them F 57 2 days
100mg 4X D
10/24/2012

 1  UTI As I was suffering fever from the UTI when I began the drug I didn't notice any side effects but by day 2 although the pain from the UTI had gone I started to feel very nauseous with constant dull headache, I felt I had no energy and was very tired all the time with no appetite. Now feel generally unwell and depressed and have decided to stop taking Macrodantin after 4 days instead of 7. F 60 4 days
50mg 4X D
10/21/2012

 2  UTI Took 2 tablets the first day as I got it late in the day and felt some side effects like pains in my back and mouth, throat areas. Next morning uti felt better but was very anxious which carried on through the day plus really bad pain and trapped wind. Palpitations a lot and other pains in body which took my breath away they hurt that much. Seriously considering not taking it tomorrow if no UTI pain as i hate this medicine and it scares me. Suppose to take it for 7 days. I had blood in my urine and tried lots of natural ways as I prefer them but just couldn't seem to shift it hence the antibiotics but its too hard to carry on. F 39 1.5 days
50mg 4X D
10/14/2012
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 2  recurrent uti kidney infection Been taken it for 2 days , pressure on chest, throat seams to be swollen, terrible back pain, constant urination, nausea, bad smelling urine, just hope these get rid of infection as ive had every other anti biotics! :-( F 25 7 days
100mg
10/11/2012
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 5  Kidney Infection first couple of doses I experienced back pain, but after continuing with my medication it has helped me significantly, no serious or noticeable side affects. F 26 7 days
50mg
10/8/2012

 2  UTI Currently taking macrodantin for a UTI! Feel awful:- Nausea Vomiting Loss of appetite Back pain Abdo pain Night sweats and fever like symptoms Groin pain Headaches Sensitive skin Generally feeling very unwell, going to stop with immediate effect!! F 40 6 days
10/7/2012

 1  uti Only take as a maintenance dose to prevent recurring uti's. First dose, severe abdominal pain, worse than labor pains. Didn't equate to this, but connected the dots after next experience. Second dose...Scariest night of my life!! Swollen tongue and lips, difficulty swallowing and speaking,tingling and numbness in hands, sweats, racing heart, weakness. Rushed to hospital with allergic reaction and given Benadryl. Took 2 days for swelling in tongue to completely go away. Wish i had seen this site before taking this...definitely not an appropriate medicine to take for preventative use. F 34 1 days
10/5/2012
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 1  Persistant UTI+'s and kidney infect I am already anemic and the drug does say be careful if youre anaemic, but my chest is so so heavy i cant even talk, im tired i cant eat where ifeel so bloated and full up!! i WISH it gave me an upset stomach i feel so huge! F 19 7 days
50mg 4X D
9/25/2012
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 2  Kidney infection Took the first capsule an hour and a half ago and feeling shaky, back pain is 10x worse, severe stomach pain. Not looking forward to taking the rest of the course. F 16 7 days
50MG 4X D
9/4/2012
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 2  uti muscle weakness and aching....joints aching...felt like flu symptoms...only worse!...migraines...fatigue...abdominal pain...acid reflux...had to go to the ER for continued symptoms...my liver enzymes were very elevated and out of whack...have liver toxicity/drug induced hepatitis from this medication!....the uti is gone however...but the havoc that is has wreaked on the rest of my system has not been worth it!!...i am having to do a liver detox now as a result of this medication....very displeased!...i just hope that irreparable damage has not been done to my liver F 45 7 days
100mg 2X D
9/2/2012
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 3  UTI Frequent visits to the bathroom, right side pain, lower back pain, feeling weak, sleepless nights, coloured urine (this is normal), loss of appetite and not wanting to eat. No nausea Visited doc with 2 days left to go on Macrodantin. Didn't seem worried and said that the tablet changes the way your gut works and to leave a week after taking the tablet to see if side effects settle down, if not to visit again. Have to take a urine sample after 1 week of finishing tablets to confirm the infection has cleared F 24 14 days
50MG 4X D
8/23/2012
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 5  urine track infection I didnt get any side effects with this drug F 56 7 days
50mg
8/14/2012
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 5  UTI I've quite severe UTI with bloody urine. After 4 capsules, the pain almost completely gone. About to take my 8th capsule. Drowsy and diarrhea are the only side effects so far. But it's fairly mild. F 31 2 days
50mg
8/2/2012
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 3  Frequent UTIs Have so far experienced muscles stiffening, numbness/tingling as well as feeling physically weaker in arms and legs. These are listed as side effects but not as common ones...not sure if its worth seeing the docs again Can tell it's working straight away - many symptoms of the persistent UTI have disappeared. F 20 2 days
50 4X D
7/9/2012
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 1  UTI Extreme shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing after just 5 tablets I stopped taking the tablets as soon as the breathing difficulties started. I recovered in a couple of days thereafter. I wouldn't take the medication again and am trying unsweetened 100% cranberry juice now. F 62 2 days
50mg 4X D
6/30/2012

 1   Nausea, lower back pain, and tiredness, Taking this medication seemed to exacerbate the symptoms of my UTI . I had more frequent runs to the bathroom. The lower back pain increased more while taking this medication. This medication was not for me. F 36
50 mg 4X D
6/25/2012
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 4  Uti Urinated a lot more. Gave me thrush F 27 7 days
50
6/20/2012

 1  UTI Severe Headache Aching legs and Arms Weakness Sickness and Nausea Dry Mouth Bad taste in mouth Lack of appitite Cold shivers Glands up in neck Sore Throat General feeling of being very unwell Do NOT take this drug It makes you ILL...very ILL F 64 4 days
30mg 4X D
6/19/2012

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