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What is macrodantin?
Chemical Name: NITROFURANTOIN (nye-troe-fyoor-AN-toyn)
Macrodantin is also known as nitrofurantoin. Macrodantin is used to treat bladder infections and urinary tract infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This medication only works for bacterial infections, and it will not work for viral infections such as common cold or flu.
You can go ahead and purchase Macrodantin 100mg and Macrodantin 50mg from Canada Pharmacy.
The ingredients include Maize starch, Purified talc, and lactose. The capsule shells contain gelatin and titanium dioxide.
This medication must be taken orally and with food or milk as told by your physician. Take this medication four times daily to treat an infection or once a day to help prevent infections.
Do not use magnesium trisilicate which contains antacids while taking this drug as these antacids can bind with nitrofurantoin and prevent it from being absorbed into the system fully.
The dosage and duration of this medicine depend on your medical condition and how you respond to this treatment. For children, the dosage may depend on their body weight.
Do not skip this medication or stop taking it without consulting your doctor. If you are using this drug to treat an infection, then continue taking this drug even after the symptoms disappear. If you stop the medication too early, it will allow the symptoms to return and the bacteria to grow again.
- Before taking nitrofurantoin, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it.
- Let your doctor know about your and your family’s medical history such as heart problems, liver diseases or problems urinating or certain genetic conditions.
- Let your doctor know about all the drugs you take.
- Do not get any vaccination of immunizations while using this medicine unless told by your doctor otherwise.
Some common side effects of this drug include loss of appetite, nausea, headache or vomiting. It is better to take this medication with food to help reduce the chances of nausea.
This medication may cause your urine to turn dark yellow or brown in color; however, this effect is harmless and will disappear once you stop using this drug.
Keep in mind that your doctor has advised you this medicine as its benefits outweigh the side effects and many people who use this drug do not experience any serious side effects.
This medication may lead to a very serious (possibly fatal) lung problem so get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing, chest pain or any other lung problems.
Product Code: 1626
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.