MACROBID Reviews

Average Rating: 1.7 (1771 Ratings)

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 1  UTI A headache that would put a horse to it's knees. Eyes hurt so bad I wanted to gouge them out. Eye whites tirned brown. Sores in my mouth and gums got sore and bloody. Abdominal pain that feels like it is kidney and/ or liver pain. Abdominal area is enlarged. Puffy face. Absolutely exhausted. Glad I looked this up here. I was thinking the severe side effects were because I am alergic to most antibiotics. I took 3 doses, a week ago. Still exhaused and still have all the symptoms. This medication has put me down as bad as Covid did. It did clear up the UTI in 1 day, but I would rather have the UTI than the side effects from this medication. F 61 2 days
100 2X D
11/10/2021
 1  UTI Debilitating headache and eye pain, sores in mouth and bleeding gums, abdominal pain under my rib cage, horrible brain fog. Going through of chills then burning up hot. Exhaustion that has made it impossible to do anything. Made me very irratable. The whites of my eyes turned brown. Look and feel dehydrated, enlargement of my abdomen and puffy face. Took a total of 3 doses for a UTI. If I knew it was going to make me this sick I would never have taken it!!! I have not taken this medication for a week now and still have all the symptoms. Everyday I pray the next day will be better.... no improvement yet. Was told to take benadryl at bedtime, that has not eased the symptoms either. I seriously feel poisoned. I would love to know when these symptoms are going to subside. F 61 2 days
100 2X D
11/10/2021
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 1  UTI I was fine for first 5 days and it seemed to be working and on day 6 woke up with a cough and aching all over. I carried taking medication as thought I had Covid/flu. By the evening I triggered it was Macrobid as felt awful 20 mins after. Sever body aches, cough, back ache, sore chest, crackles when breathing, vomiting. I had no idea symptoms could be this severe. I felt like I'd been poisoned. F 45 6 days
2X D
10/19/2021
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 1  UTI Horrible! I had to stop it because of severe chills and sweating and severe dry cough. I also had nausea and a headache, but the aforementioned side effects were more worrisome. F 49 2 days
2X D
10/7/2021
 1  UTI Fatigue, muscle and joint pain, anxiety, no appetite, chills, headache, heart palpitations Stopped after 9 pills. Wish I had sooner. It was a horrible experience. F 72 7 days
100 MG 2X D
10/4/2021
 1  Uti Will never take again. First 2 days I was wiped out, exhausted. Experienced palpitations, anxiety, depression...crying loads for no reason. Breathing has been difficult at times. Irritability. 2 days after finishing course I feel rotten. F 35 3 days
100mg 2X D
9/24/2021
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 1  Uti Mucus membranes dried up still not right,pain at belly button, horrible burning pain in who ha. Started on 2 100 x a day. 5 days later I had it changed to 50 4 x a day. Felt so sick, pain in eyes terrible burning shooting in my foot and toe, hot skin, it was hell. Finally ended up in er with a horrible allergic reaction. Need epi pen and steroids. Now on high dose steroids for 4 days. Eyes feel weird still dry in nose . This should be banned. I'm allergic to all other uti drugs that are normally given. God it was horrible. Hoping this goes away. F 64 9 days
50 4X D
9/21/2021
 1  Uti Horrible medicine.... it started with pain under the jaw neck pain just below the base of the skull swollen salivary glands that never seem to resolve... pain in left shoulder needles and pins in my arms itching...etc am not taking this poison ever again Horrible drug F 21 0 days
1 3X D
9/15/2021
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 2  UTI really bad anxiety, ringing in ears , headache really rough drug, it does seem to help my UTI but the side effects are insane. I am doing my best to complete the full 7 days but it is one of the hardest things I have ever done. M 39 4 days
100mg 2X D
9/8/2021
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 1  UTI Chills, fatigue, muscle weakness, nausea, headaches, exhaustion, joint pain Took only 2 pills and after 2nd pill I was in bed so ill with chills, my husband put 4 blankets on me. I am 7 days out and still feel horrible, tired all the time and no energy. Worst effects I have ever had besides Cipro. My dr sent me for flu and covid tests, both negative, which I already knew as we go nowhere. F 56 1 days
100 mg 2X D
8/26/2021
 1  Uti 4 days after taking last dose. Feeling very ill, sick, cant eat, pains in stomach, headaches, shivery, peculiar feelings in legs and arms. Cant walk, without feeling dizzy. I wish I had never taken it. I just hope the symptoms will go away soon. F 78 3 days
100 2X D
7/31/2021
 1  UTI Stomach pain, kidney pain, liver pain, extreme exhaustion, depression, flu like symptoms, dizziness and brain fog - NO LIBIDO! F 37 6 days
100mg 2X D
7/19/2021
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 1  UTI Horrible! I had flu symptoms, fatigue, brain fog, tight chest, fever, stomach pain, massive nausea. I could not function. I called the doctor after I took 4 pills and got something else. I haven’t taken Macrobid for 2 days and I still have pain in my stomach and chest pain. I was really surprised as I’ve never had such a bad time with an rX before. F 50 3 days
? 1X D
7/14/2021
 1  UTI Horrible! I had flu symptoms, fatigue, brain fog, tight chest, fever, stomach pain, massive nausea. I could not function. I called the doctor after I took 4 pills and got something else. I haven’t taken Macrobid for 2 days and I still have pain in my stomach and chest pain. I was really surprised as I’ve never had such a bad time with an rX before. F 50 3 days
? 1X D
7/14/2021
 1  UTI Severe body/muscle and joint aches, disorientation, dizziness, general malaise, nausea. Almost flu like symptoms without any of the respiratory issues! This medication is HORRIBLE. I have never felt so terrible in my life because of an antibiotic. I took it Monday, both doses and felt crappy but hey, have the UTI so thought that was why. Tuesday, took the morning dose and all hell broke loose and I couldn't get out of bed. Was looking at my mom and she was wavy!! Almost like seasick while laying in bed. Took the evening dose on Tuesday and the body symptoms kicked in LIKE I WAS HIT BY A TRUCK! Barely slept. Wednesday morning, felt ok-ish. Took the morning dose and back comes the dizziness and disorientation. Drive myself (which was dumb) back to the doc for a new antibiotic. Well, that turned into “you need to go to the ER bc of the neurological symptoms.” 4.5 hours in the ER to be told they can't find anything wrong, minimal evidence of a UTI (bc I took 5 pills of Macrobid), and they neither confirm, nor deny, my symptoms were a result of the Macrobid. Oh, and I was dehydrated. Here we are, Thursday morning. STILL feel like a truck hit me. I hope this ends soon!! I'm miserable. Was prescribed Bactrim now for the UTI so hopefully this nightmare will end. Long story short: DO NOT TAKE MACROBID!!! F 37 2 days
100 2X D
7/1/2021
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 5  Uti Muscle twitches first 2 days I have a horrible time with any antibiotic. This antibiotic worked great for me which was very surprising. The first two days of taking it I had muscle twitches but they went away. Didn't have any side effects and didn't make me sick! Great quick relief of uti symptoms! F 36 7 days
100mg 2X D
6/27/2021
 1  UTI I thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. My arms and legs have been tingling, I am having heart palpitations, and terrible anxiety, irritability. I also had dizziniess even when trying to sleep. I thought I was going to die of a heart attack. The palpitations and anxiety is the worst part. I will never take this again. F 35 4 days
2X D
6/24/2021
 5  UTI No side effects Used Macrobid in the past and it worked well. Currently taking and got Instant relief after the first dose for burning pain and blood in urine. Prescribed for 7 days, but prescription states that if symptoms have cleared after day 3, then medication can be stopped. So being on day 3, I have one more to take and will be stopping the course. F 55 3 days
100mg 2X D
6/22/2021
 4  UTI I know I see a lot of 1 star reviews, but these side effects are CLEARLY listed on the list, just like any other medication. I'm an RN so I'm very aware of what can happen. Read the labels people. Although I did have exhaustion and stomach bloating, it cleared my UTI pretty quickly, which is what it's meant to do. I'd take it again as I get pretty painful UTIs. F 37 5 days
100 2X D
6/21/2021
 1  Severe uti and prolapse Day 1 exhaustion was overwhelming sickness nausea headache from hell rapid heart rate making me breathless ringing in my ears was worse than usual day 2 thought I would take second tablet just before bed big mistake 10 times worse chills awful cold sweats couldnt even walk 5 yards without resting now awaiting call back from dr no way Im touching another one This antibiotic is dangerous F 50 7 days
100 2X D
6/21/2021
  

MACROBID  (NITROFURANTOIN; NITROFURANTOIN, MACROCRYSTALLINE):  This medication is an antibiotic used to treat bladder infections (acute cystitis). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. This medication should not be used in infants younger than 1 month old (see also Precautions section). This drug should not be used to treat infections outside the bladder (e.g., kidney infections such as pyelonephritis or perinephric abscesses).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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