Drug Ratings for MACROBID

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 1  UTI debilitating and constant nausea, fever, very rapid heartbeat, severe acid reflux and gastric pain, clumsiness, diarrhea with pale-colored stools, white spotty tongue, confusion and anxiety. Don't take the chance. First reaction like this I've had with any drug. Horrible, Horrible drug. I wish I'd looked it up first!! 24 hours since discontinuation and no decrease in any of my symptoms. I'm afraid of liver damage at this point. First time taking this drug. F 55
100 2X D
12/17/2014

 1  UTI At first I didn't realize it was the macrobid doing it to me, but the 3 times my docs have tried to put me on it, I get sick as a dog. And not the typical "queasy" feeling other drugs give me. We're talking weird flu-like symptoms: horrid headache, sinus pain, sore muscles, stabbing joint pain, fever. This last time, I was only taking 50mg to prevent another UTI and it still made me sick as a dog. Now after reading these other comments, I'm 99% certain it was all caused by macrobid. What's the deal with this drug? I felt like I was dying. Had to take a narcotic just to alleviate the If you start feeling worse after starting this med, call your doc. This is a weird med. I will be adding it to my allergy list. F 36 4 days
50 mg
12/17/2014

 1  UTI chills, muscle aches (especially hips & legs), rash, fatigue great medicine if you're not allergic; horrible if you are allergic - I had taken macrobid once before for a UTI with no problem & it cleared up my UTI. I just began taking it recently again for another UTI. On the first night after having had 2 doses, I began shivering in bed uncontrollably for 2 1/2 hours that night; my muscles began aching, & I had a bad headache. I assumed I had caught the flu (as it is flu season). I felt horrible the next day (day 2) continuing the chills off and on, and continuing with aching muscles, headache, and fatigue. Day 3, I developed a pale rash on my arms and legs along with the previous symptoms. Day 4, the rash spread to my chest and the other symptoms continued. Day 5, I stopped the macrobid and saw my doctor. My doctor said the UTI had cleared so I could stop the macrobid..He thought the rash was definitely a result of the macrobid, but thought the other symptoms were probably due to a virus I probably picked up. After reading reviews here, I feel sure all of my symptoms were due to the macrobid, and will not be taking it again. F 61 4 days
100 MG 3X D
12/13/2014

 1  UTI I am a strong, healthy, 65 year old. I started feeling UNwell the day I started taking Macrobid. I had muscle pain, weakness and was coughing. That night I had trouble sleeping. By day 3, walking was difficult. I had no stamina. Couldn't prepare meals without sitting. Couldn't do my Christmas shopping without sitting down to rest. On day 6 I began to shiver and get a headache. I had been told to return to the ER if I developed a fever, so off to Emergency I went. I had no fever!!! but I was shivering non stop!!! The urine test revealed that my urine was now clear. Since I had a slight cough, they did a chest x-ray and it was normal. A friend phoned that day to check up on me and has since told me that I sounded like I had had a stroke. On day 8, I developed shaking so bad that my fingers could not text on my phone. That particular bout of Parkinson's-like shaking lasted only 15 minutes but it was very alarming! I started looking online and I saw hundreds of testimoni There are other drugs that treat UTIs and have no side effects! Avoid this one! F 65 8 days
100mg 2X D
12/8/2014
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 1  Bladder infection I am taking this medicine.This is my 3rd day of taking.I feel terrible stomach pain,vomiting,itching & burning skin.I dont want too take it anymore. F 2 days
100mg 2X D
12/5/2014

 3  Severe uti Slight nausea if not taken with a FULL MEAL however it wiped my appetite out so catch 22. I have just finished my third day and still have mild flank pain but everything else is gone. For the people c/o nausea, it must be taken AFTER a FULL MEAL also if you develop hives please go to your ER. sincerely a concerned nurse F 28 5 days
100mg
11/26/2014

 1  post intercourse to avoid future ut I was prescribed Cipro for a uti. This drug has always worked for me and this last uti was no different. What was different was my PA prescribed Macrobid to be taken immediately after intercourse which he felt was causing my bladder infection aka uti (according to him). When I questioned him about this drug he said he gives it to his wife. Naturally I felt ok about taking it. My prescription is 30 caps. I have been taking it on average of twice a week since 10/15/14. Since that date I have experienced "flu-like" symptoms (chills, slight fever, nausea, loss of appetite, tightness in chest and dry cough when taking a deep breath.) These symptoms come and go and fortunately have only lasted a day or two. I can't imagine taking this pill everyday. There must be something else on the market that will allow me to have sex with my husband of 45 years, and not feel like crap the next day. Good luck to everyone. F 65 7 days
100/mg
11/21/2014

 1  UTI OMG This pill is absolutely horrific! I feel like I am dying! I have took 3 doses...just 3...and I have experienced severe nausea, horrible headaches, pain in my intestines, chest pain, severe hot flashes! DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE! IT IS POISONING OUR BODY! F 36 3 days
100mg 2X D
11/21/2014
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 5  Bacterial Infection of bladder/kidn None.... they symptoms from the infection were so bad I felt better in 24hours. I have used this over several years as I have a chronic infection due to the way I am wired. I do not have pain when I urinate at all but my entire body aches to the point I can barely walk. As soon as I take macrobid I can feel the symptoms abating. I have used it off and on over 25 years. 69 10 days
100mg 2X D
11/20/2014

 1  UTI After taking this for 4 days I felt horrible. Very weak. My urologist convinced me to take it for another 5 days even though I told him I was having pain a d tingling in my legs. After the last dose I developed hives and had trouble swallowing, ending up in the ER 3 times in one week. I was so sick I was sure I was dying. It was weeks before I started to feel better and still have tingling in my legs 10 months later. I am seeing a neurologist soon. This drug should be taken off the market. F 75 9 days
100
11/20/2014
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 1  UTI On Day 2 and my fourth pill, woke up with my face feeling as if it were on fire with severe itching. Looked in mirror and my entire face was tomato red. Within hours it spread down my jaw, onto my neck, and on to my collarbone. Nothing I used for itching worked. I'm miserable! F 44 2 days
11/15/2014

 2  UTI After the first couple of doses I felt fine on this medication, but then after the 3rd dose I started getting painful pressure and bloating in my upper abdomen, it really was very uncomfortable! I also had no appetite, I had to force food down so that I could take the medication. I had sinus pain and dizziness as well. It said on the label the medication might make me drowsy, however it gave me insomnia - I couldn't sleep. On the last day of the medication I got hives on my face and forehead, but they soon went. Also my ears started itching inside and hurt like I was coming sown with an ear infection - so I was really glad I was on the last day. The day after I finished the course my arm broke out in a red rash which was hot to the touch, but again that soon went. My appetite came back 2 days after finishing the course. I still feel the urge to pee, and I wouldn't take this medication again. After reading comments on here, I realise people have had worse side effects than me, but mine were bad enough for me to know I would refuse this medication in future, in favour of an antibiotic less toxic. I would advise others to do the same. F 52 7 days
100mg 2X D
11/14/2014
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 3  white bloos cella in my urine I'm itchy on skin got bite or gives on my left tit arms on my chin breaking out bumps F 41 5 days
100mg
11/10/2014
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 1  UTI Nausea, chills, fever, muscle pain, body pain, achy all around, intestinal pain, diarrhea If I would've continued taking this drug the whole 10 days I would have developed colitis. This is a horrible antibiotic, ask for a different one. F 19 10 days
100 MG
11/9/2014
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 1  UTI Very high fever, nausea, severe chills, painful tingling & numbness in both hands, red & blotchy skin, very bloodshot eyes, terrible body aches, severe headache, exhaustion, stiff neck, trouble swallowing, no appetite, dizziness This is a horrible and dangerous drug. Why is it on the market? My experience has been dreadful. Can we sue this company? F 3.5 days
100 3X D
11/1/2014
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 4  UTI Within 2 hours of taking, starting having chills, fever, body aches (like the flu) which lasted around 12 hours. Day 2 bad headache. No significant side effects after day 2. Took Macrobid for a bad UTI. I was afraid to take it based on reviews, but cannot take Bactrim due to allergy and was more scared of Cipro. UTI symptoms were abated within 12 hours of taking the first dose, though I did have the 'flu' side effects with this medication. I would take it again, but would be prepared for the first 24-48 hours to feel unwell. F 49 5 days
100 mg 2X D
10/31/2014

 3  Suspected UTI Mentally disconnected, weird feeling first 2 days, weak/faint feeling, nauseous feeling (stomach) first 2 days, very hot hands (a little bit of tingling and hands started to hurt) I went two weeks without taking antibiotics since I was terrified, thinking of all the sides effects. I previously went on Bactrim a year back for ten days and felt ill for 6 months, so was terrified to even think about antibiotics. However, my UTI wasn't getting better, and back pain was getting worse. The doctor at Urgent Care urged me to take it telling me how horrible it is if it goes to your kidneys and you get a blood infection. I actually went to Urgent Care twice and they gave me another antibiotic CIPRO which I was even more terrified to take because I read it breaks down your joints. So I ended up forcing myself to take macrobid (the milder antibiotic) of the two. Immediately after taking the first pill, I ended up almost having a panic attack thinking I was having an allergic reaction. I was expecting to get much worse side effects based on the reviews here, however, it wasn't that bad. My anxiety about it was probably worse. Mainly I was concerned about the "fatal lung side effect" and "nerve damage" on the slip of paper that comes with the antibiotic. However, I am ok. I will do everything in my power not to get a UTI again. I bought D-Mannose powder, and will drink apple cider vinegar and a lot of water, and even bought feminine wash. PS. My Urine Culture was negative, and very little amount of leukocytes in my urine when I went to Urgent Care, so I thought it might not be a UTI and will just go away. I should have just taken the F 26 5 days
100 mg 2X D
10/30/2014
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 3  UTI Extreme fatigue, jitters in right hand, chills, headache, loss of weight, body aches. Just not feeling well. F 44 5 days
10/28/2014

 1  UTI Since taking this I have been experiencing severe depression and fatigue. I did not make the connection until reading the comments on this site. I had taken Cipro for a previous UTI and that brought on Vertigo which I still have, months later. I am allergic to Sulfa drugs so this was the only choice for my recurring UTI. However, I am not going to take any more - the depression is debilitating. Would rather deal with a UTI!! It's very frustrating that there is not something else out there that does not have side effects or at least mild ones. F 64 10 days
100 mg 2X D
10/28/2014

 1  UTI Blurred vision in left eye, sleepy and sluggish F 47 5 days
100MG 2X D
10/28/2014

 1  UTI Severe abdominal pain, headache, extreme fatigue and very bloated in lower & upper abdominal regions. Symptoms have gradually increased day by day. Today, Sunday, 10/26/14 I am stopping this horrific drug. Hopefully my UTI has cleared. Will call and make appt. with my Urologist tomorrow. The MACROBID was prescribed the my Internist/Primary care DR.'s Nurse Practitioner F 62 20 days
100 MG 1X D
10/26/2014

 1  UTI 10-14-14 Took my first pill late Monday night. Woke up following morning feeling nauseous and not well at all. Went to work only to return home at 10 a.m. . Got home just in time because I felt horrible. Low grade fever, chills, felt like I had been beat with a baseball bat,,,even on the bottom of my feet! Flank and back pain. I thought I had a virus. It lasted about 12 hours. Didn't take again until Wednesday night because of how I felt and the same thing happened only quicker. I wish I had known it was the Macrobid and not a virus!! Three weeks later I'm still nauseous when I eat and having stomach problems. I know it's from that medicine. Horrible flank and back pain.. still. I have to agree with the other posters when they say it's poison. DON't take this medicine!! F 43 2 days
100 MG 2X W
10/14/2014

 1  uti Had a UTI, took Cipro for 7 days that did no good. Began urinating blood, Dr put me on microbid.1 st dosage caused horrible headache, nausea ,loss of appetite. I continued to tough out side effects as the UTI was severe.Took it for few more days of hellish side effects..Nausea, couldnt even force myself to eat, short of breath, headache, fatique and began to experience tingling, numbness in hands and feet. No more...i cannot continue to poison myself!! Do not take, ask for alternative if possible!!!! F 50 4 days
100 mg
10/2/2014

 1  UTI No appetite; had to force myself to eat a couple bites a day, bad muscle aches esp. in hips and knees, extreme fatigue, and a rash that eventually covered most of my body, swollen fingers. Worse, I have permanent nerve damage in most of my fingers. Two of which are totally unusable because of extreme numbness and extreme pain; the left pointer and middle fingers. My right middle finger is real numb and painful, too. My two left "peace" fingers hurt even if one of my cat's tails rub against them, or their bodies of course! This hurts enough to wake me out of a deep sleep even. Ditto, for pulling a blouse over my hand. I have to make a fist to protect my hand as much as possible. This sends me to the roof. I cannot clip or file my nails without extreme pain. I can no longer touch type for pain and numbness reasons. My life is almost reduced to a hellish existence worrying if someone will run into my fingers, grab my hands, or even brush against my fingers. NEVER, I MEAN NEVER TAKE MACROBID FOR ANY REASON. I wish I would of checked the side effects online before swallowing one of those POISONOUS pills. Please e-mail me if you know a lawyer that will take my case. I have not found one, yet. I visited the hospital 3 and a half days after stopping. They tested for blood clots in my left arm and hand, and tested for pinched nerves. Double negative, it is that Macrobid's fault. My liver readings were so bad they wanted to keep me overnight until after HOURS I washed out enough. They asked me if I drank, but I drank nothing that month and little the month earlier. I was at the hosp. on July 14, 2014. F 53 4 days
100 2X D
10/1/2014
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 3  uti extreme fatigue, severe muscle/joint pain, minor shortness of breath. hoarseness recommend anyone prescribed ask dr for something less toxic. this should be medication of last resort if other drugs don't work. on day 4 of 5 uti much better, side effects are minor but were extreme within 45minutes of taking. extreme fatigue (taking shower, making dinner. load of laundry), &muscle/joint pain was debilitating. bed-ridden fri-sun, missed work, had to ask nana to care for kids. loss of appetite, weight loss. i have to force myself to eat bowl of oatmeal 30min. before taking to avoid upset stomach and vomiting. shortness of breath was minor but nonetheless frightening. yesterday/today minor hoarseness.no diarrhea but then again i take probiotic daily. woke up with cold sore today so clearly body fighting a bug, possibly had undetected low grade fever. if prone to anxiety or sadness, be aware the side effects could trigger or exasperate those feelings - this should be included in the warnings. i'm allergic to most antibiotics so in my case i have to suck it up one more day and pray infection and side effects go away. F 51 5 days
100mg 2X D
9/29/2014
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 1  Uti Achey body, period onset, worst flank pain of my life, fatigue, shortness of breath, bronchitis like cough, diarrhea, yeast infection, back pain, chest pain I was prescribed this from Express Care for a UTI. I have never taken this antibiotics much less even heard the name before this. A week later I went back to the same place and was told that it seemed I had a normal cough and to continue the microbid to treat both issues...By this point I was 5/6 days into my prescription. It just so happened the following week I had an appointment with my primary. I go and am told that microbid doesn't take away coughs and its the worst antibiotics to give for anything. I am already battling psoriatic arthritis. Now because of this medicine I am in the worst pain. I cant take a deep breathe and have resulted to my inhailer. I'm coughing so hard that I end up gasping for air or this loud squeal/squeak noise follows my coughs like my throat is closing. I was period spotty about a week after taking it and now i am in full blown period crisis. My tonsils are spotty and it also gave me a yeast infection 3 days in. I'm going to say that all of my issues are because of this medication. I go to the Dr for kidney pain and I leave with a million more issues just waiting to go in my body. I will never recommend this medicine and unwashed absolutely spread the name around so it can be avoided!!! F 23 10 days
100 2X D
9/26/2014
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 1  uti Horrible!! I took the first dose with dinner 2 days ago. Not too long after I was nauseous, vomiting, then non-stop dry-heaving for almost 30 mins. My chest felt tight with a lump in my throat and a really awful headache. Terrible pain in my entire back - like someone stomped on it. So fatigued that I just want to sleep all day. I have no appetite and stomach pain. I called my Dr. and he seemed to think it was just the UTI and told me to keep taking it. It's day 3 and the nausea and fatigue aren't quite as bad but the stomach pain, lack of appetite etc are still here. I have Ulcerative Colitis and this has also brought on a flare which just adds to the experience. I'm going to try to make it to the end, but I will NEVER NEVER take macrobid again! It may not affect everyone this way but if there's a different antibiotic to take, I highly recommend it. F 59 3 days
2X D
9/26/2014

 2  uti infection I took it the first day felt Ok took it the next has a very bad cough on the third day I feel soooo sick my stomach feels bloated my back hurts and I have this bad peeling skin on my back no fever just feel very sick my doctor said to stop taking it F 23 10 days
100 mg
9/25/2014

 2  bladder infection severe joint and muscle pain, extreme fatigue, mental confusion This is a very dangerous drug and should be taken off the market. F 70 7 days
100 2X D
9/23/2014

 1  kidney infection Nausea,diarrhea,head ache,loss of appetite,jittery feeling,bloating,shortness of breath,belching a lot,light period type bleeding. I started taking this because the Dr. Said it was better for it then my normal ampicillin and I thought maybe I was perimenopausal and even said as much to the Dr I seen a day later but its now day 5 & I still have them and they still come and go and I only took them the one day and I'm starting to think they will never go away and that I will start to feel normal again, I wish I had never taken this stuff and I may never take a new med again! I wish the FDA would take this stuff off the market, no one should feel this way from 1 day of taking something that should make you feel better not worse or more sick then you felt to begin with! F 46 1 days
100mg 2X D
9/23/2014
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 1  UTI/bladder infection I thought my symptoms were residual effects from the uti and I started to get worried when they lasted so long. I was advised to go to the ER by my GP because I've had a low grade fever the entire time I've been taking this (between 100-102), dizziness, pressure behind my eyes, headache, fatigue, stomach upset. Spent way too much money on tests and the ER visit just to come to the conclusion that it was exactly what was supposed to make me" better that made me sick! UTI symptoms are gone but I've felt sicker since I've been taking this! Not worth it!! F 31 6 days
100mg
9/16/2014

 1  uti Itching all over, diarrhea and uncontrollable shaking. I'm stopping right away and from now on I'm doing my research! F 29 2 days
100 MG
9/13/2014
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 1  UTI Nausea, diarrhea, headache, flu-like symptoms. Pain and weakness in hands now. I wish I'd known about this website before I started this! I used to get Bactrim for UTI and had no trouble. This fixed the UTI, but it's not worth the trouble. I'm worried that my hand troubles may be permanent. Shouldn't be prescribed for anyone! F 56 7 days
100 mg 2X D
9/12/2014

 1  UTI HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS!!!!!!! FEVER 103, RASH ALL OVER LEGS AND ARMS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, ACHING MUSCLES LEGS AND ABDOMEN, VOMITING,SWOLLEN ANKLES AND LEGS, NO APPETITE! THIS DRUG SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF OF THE MARKET F 50 5 days
100 MG 2X D
9/12/2014
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 3  UTI Diarrhea, loss of appetite, jittery feeling, and very tired. Starting the 2nd day I had horrible diarrhea, I thought maybe coincidence but it didn't stop, I didn't want to eat anything, and felt jittery. 3rd day, same thing so I stopped taking them. The UTI pains have stopped, hopefully they won't come back. F 45 3 days
100 2X D
9/2/2014

 1  UTI gas, diarhea, severe headache, severe body aches, chills, nausea, nasty vomiting and dry heaves, tingling skin, but NO FEVER above 100. Started feeling mild headache & mild nausea only 4-5 hours after first capsule. Didn't think anything of it. Took 2d pill, went to bed, woke up sicker than UTI EVER could have made me. Would only take this again if I were dying & it was the last pill on earth that could make me better. Even then, I better be comatose for entire regimine. Horrific. 2 days off work, & had to CONVINCE my doctor this was what made me sick. For a flippin UTI! This antibiotic should be pulled from the market. F 52 1 days
100 mg 2X D
8/29/2014

 1  UTI Within 3 hrs of taking this medication I experienced mild dizziness, severe nausea and vomitting, and diarrhea.Symptoms of UTI however are gone. I cant tolerate this drug am stopping immediately, just not worth it. Only took 1 pill, hope its enough to knock out UTI. F 46 1 days
100 2X D
8/20/2014
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 3  Uti Bloated, abdominal discomfort, gas, cramps, NAUSEA. Today is day 2 of treatment. It seems to be helping my uti but these side effects are awful. F 32 2 days
8/19/2014

 1  UTI Shortness of breath, high fever, shaking, chills, exhaustion, headache After just one dose of this medication I spent the next 36 hours battling shortness of breath, high fevers, shaking, chills, headache. It was like being slammed with the flu. Fortunately I looked up side effects and saw that many others have experienced these same symptoms and I immediately discontinued use. After 36 hours of misery, I feel like I am now on the way to recovery. F 42 1 days
100 MG 2X D
8/19/2014
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 1  UTI Nausea, shaking, chills, fever, weight loss, diarrhea, fatigue. Prescribing doctor saw shaking but never told me to stop or change dosage. I finally went to the internet and when I saw everyone with the same symptoms, I immediately stopped taking it. All side effects began to taper off. I contacted a urologist who treated me. It is a week since I stopped taking it and I still have symptoms, but lesser intense. This stuff is poison . F 65 3 weeks
100MG 2X D
8/13/2014
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 1  UTI About an hour after taking this drug for my UTI, I had achy joints. Soon after that I had a fever of 102.8, body aches, and chills. I googled the drug and saw that that was a possible side effect. However, my doctor thought my UTI was traveling to my kidneys- hence the fever. After many tests, it was determined that I am just extremely sensitive to macrobid. I wish I could somehow get back the 4 days I missed from work! F 34 3 days
8/7/2014

 1  UTI Severe stinging hands/feet. Severe burning hands/feet. Severe itching all over body. Hives all over body. Racing heart. I guess I'm allergic to it. I had a severe allergic reaction. It was the most horrible pain I have ever felt, the first evening. The next day it turned into severe itching. Oddly, I had taken it a month before with no reaction. F 61 1.5 days
100 MG 2X D
8/3/2014

 1  Urinary tract infection Extreme fatigue and dizziness Within 30 minutes of taking this medication, I became exhausted and dizzy. I had hot and cold flashes witch continued until a day after I stopped the medication. I missed three days of work because of the side effects. At my doctor's advice, I stopped taking after two days. Fortunately, those two days of the medication knocked the UTI. I would't take it again UNLESS I desperate and had some time to waste sleeping. F 49 2 days
100 2X D
7/27/2014
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 3  UTI/bladder infection I am on macrobid 100mg 2x daily for 7 days. Within the first day I felt immediate relief but since taking (on my 3rd day), I have disgusting burps! They smell as horrible as they taste. Very gassy and feel like I'm full/backed up. All I want to do is sleep. I was up all night trying not to puke from these burps/gas. F 26 1 weeks
100mg
7/23/2014
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 1  UTI Cured the uti but the cure not worth the side effects. Fever, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, eye pain and blurred vision. Thought I had a virus as well as the uti. Side effects have not abated 5 days after stopping. Any antidote? F 72 4 days
100 mg 2X D
7/22/2014

 1  Uti After 2 days of taking this med I had to stop! Too many side effects from it! Shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, numbness in my rt arm, panic attacks, body aches, tingling in hands and feet. Awful drug! F 37 2 days
100mg
7/19/2014

 1  UTI I got prescribed Macrobid for a UTI at the ER since I couldn't wait till the AM to get medication. A few side effects I had after taking just one pill was nausea, swelling in the throat, and shortness of breath. Not to mention this medicine gave no relief. I have always been prescribed Bactrim and it worked fairly quickly. I immediately called my PCP and got Bactrim and feel great. This medication was awful for me. F 31 1 days
100 MG 2X D
7/16/2014

 1  UTI When I first started taking the macrobid I completely lost my appetite. I could barely eat anything and had to force myself to do it. Then came the nausea. It was constant. I was tired all of the time and thought that something was seriously wrong with me. My anxiety was through the roof. I had some stresses going on In my life at the time and I also was on my period so I kept putting it off to that. Then my husband suggested that it might be the antibiotic I was on. I stopped a day early. It's two days later, I still can't eat and I have diahhrea as well (as much as there can be with me not eating). I would highly recommend that no one take this drug. There are other antibiotics for UTI! Get your doctor to give you something else. Although I'm slowly getting better felt and still feel way worse then I did with the UTI! F 29 4 days
100mg
7/7/2014

 4  UTI blurred vision on left eye, pelvic pressure, head pressure, fatigue, light sensitivity, sore muscles, burning when urinating I much prefer Cipro over Microbid for UTIs. The side effects affected my day to day activities. F 39 5 days
100 2X D
7/6/2014
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 1  UTI I never write reviews but this needs to be told to help others. I am very healthy and tolerable to most everything, that's how I know this medication is awful. Wake up to awful stomach cramping and needing to vomit, awful headaches and not feeling like myself. I get married in a week and have this horrible lump in my throat and thought I was getting strep but after reading the reviews it's apparently a side effect! I have 2 pills left and am not taking any more. I'm not sure why my doc stopped prescribing bactrim. It has been successful with me for years of occasional UTIs. It was odd how she promoted it, and after reading reviews almost seems like it was pushed on others as well. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. I just hope the other side effects don't come later when I'm on my honeymoon! F 28 7 days
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7/4/2014
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 1  UTI Nausea, stomach ache, vomitting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue. I take this for my UTI's because the i'm resistant to many other antibiotics. This stuff makes me feel like I'm dying. The nausea lasts all day and night and I feel so weak at every moment. It makes me puke even when I take it with lots of food and water. This is an absolutely terrible drug. DO NOT TAKE IT. F 20 5 days
100 2X D
7/1/2014
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 1   achy muscles, anxiety, thick mucus, waking up at night choking from thick mucus,night mares,tiredness, unsteadyness,flu like symptoms, would never recomend this medicine to anyone.......I have asthma......it made me worse!! breathing and thick mucus. F 57 14 days
100 mg 2X D
6/30/2014
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 4  uti Upset stomach, headache, diarrrea F 20 7 days
100
6/25/2014

 2  Uti headache!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F 23 7 days
6/21/2014

 1  UTI None No side effects but the drug didn't work! F 44 10 days
100 2X D
6/21/2014
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 1  Bladder Infection NAUSEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NAUSEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXTREME F 74 6 days
100MG 2X D
6/17/2014

 1  UTI Worst headache of my life no Pain medication worked. Face was swollen and felt like it was on fire. Dizzy nauseous, shallow breathing tingling in the palm of my hands and feet. Stop taking it after 4 days and the doctor gave me allergy medication to stop the effects of this medication in my body. I would strongly not recommend this antibiotic to no one . F 37 1 days
100mg
6/16/2014

 1  UTI Nausea, weakness, vertigo, severe fatigue, severe widespread pain, headache, pressure in head, palpitations, anxiety, tinnitus, genital burning, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle pain, confusion, fever, tingling in legs and feet, agitation, IBS, flu like symptoms, panic attacks, tremors, clumsiness. I have fibromyalgia and this drug should NEVER be given to anyone with a chronic illness like fibro. It took me years to get my illness under control and Macrobid stole that away from me. I am worse than I was at the start of my diagnosis. I have permanent tinnitus, nerve damage that caused vulvodynia (permanent genital pain) and am starting over at the beginning with fibro treatment. TAKE THIS DRUG OFF THE MARKET! The FDA states that Macrobid is highly toxic!!! F 30 10 days
100mg 2X W
6/15/2014

 5  UTI Macrobid worked for me opposed to other antibiotics. Most antibiotics make me sleepy, but Macrobid it's like double time sleepy. It's hard to get out of bed, i can just keep sleeping, get up take shower, head to couch to nap off and on all day. I'm relatively healthy, after what I went through last year, I'll take sleepy over the pain. F 47 7 days
100
6/14/2014

 1  UTI This is by far the worst antibiotic I have been prescribed. The 104 degree fever I've had the past few days has made my life a living hell. Do not take this medication. It needs to be taken off the market. I'm a nurse and I'm extremely shocked that the FDA would approve something so toxic to people. I feel like I'm dying because of this med. 28 4 days
100 mg
6/11/2014
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