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Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is the generic version of Macrobid, an antibiotic that treats urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that can cause infection.

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About Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals (Generic Macrobid)

How does it work?

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is a UTI treatment that targets bacteria in the urinary tract. This helps you fight off the infection.

What does it treat?

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals is a medication used to treat bacterial urinary tract infections, specifically bladder infections (cystitis). This can also relieve UTI symptoms, including painful or frequent urination, bloody urine and lower abdominal pain related to UTIs.

What forms does it come in?

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals come in the form of pills or capsules that you swallow with water. You can get an online prescription for this medication through services like Dr. B.

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals vs. Macrobid

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals and Macrobid are actually the same medicine, but Macrobid is the brand name for it. Both fight the bacteria that can cause a UTI.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If an UTI prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/Macrocrystals 100 Mg Capsule (10 capsules) start at $8.85.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate/Macrocrystals 100 Mg Capsule (10 capsules)*

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Common Questions

Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals (Generic Macrobid) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of taking Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals (Generic Macrobid)?
  • Treats urinary tract infections
  • Fights harmful bacteria
  • Relieves UTI symptoms
Who should not take this medication?
  • Patients with kidney infections (pyelonephritis)—which often requires a different type of antibiotic treatment.
  • Certain health conditions, like diabetes or anemia

People who are pregnant should let their medical providers know before starting this UTI treatment. If you have any of these conditions, speak with your health provider before starting this medicine.

How do you take this medication?

You take Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals by swallowing the pills with water. Your licensed provider might suggest that you take them with food to prevent stomach upset.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it's close to the time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I take too much?

If you take too much of this medicine, it can lead to nausea, vomiting or more serious problems. It's important to stick to the dose your healthcare provider recommends to avoid these problems.

If you’ve taken too much of this medication, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.

Can I get Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate Macrocrystals (Generic Macrobid) online?

Yes! Just complete a Dr. B online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your symptoms and health history. If appropriate, they will send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice.

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Side Effects

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Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medicine. If side effects do occur, they’re often mild. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Hives

If you experience severe side effects—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or seek emergency help right away. Severe side effects might include allergic reactions, breathing issues or liver problems.

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