Generic Macrobid – frequently asked questions
If you plan to buy Generic Macrobid online, first, you have to be sure that you chose the right drug. In order to help you with that, we prepared a guide on the medication use and purchase based on the most frequently asked questions about the drug. Read further to known everything you need to know about Generic Nitrofurantoin by IPCA.
What is Generic Macrobid?
Generic Macrobid is a name for the group of the medicines identical to the brand drug named Macrobid and based on the active substance called Nitrofurantoin. The medicines are identical in composition and effect but each of them has its own registered trade name and a different price. They are made by different manufacturers who gained the right to do the drug identical to the brand medication because the original developer of the medicine was obliged to share the formula since the antibiotic is classified as an essential medicine which must be available to the broader population. The medications are broad spectrum antibacterial and bactericidal drugs used to treat infections caused by susceptible gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens.
When should be Generic Macrobid used?
The medicines known under this collective name are primarily used to treat urinary tract infections such as pyelitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, and to prevent infections in urologic operations or procedures such as cystoscopy and catheterization.
When is the drug contraindicated?
You should not buy Generic Macrobid and use it if you have an allergy to one of the components of the medication, chronic renal failure, chronic heart failure of II-III class, severe liver disease (including cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis), deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or acute porphyria. The medication is also contraindicated for infants younger than 1 month and women who are breastfeeding.
Is the medicine safe for pregnant women?
Generic Macrobid is one of the few antibacterial drugs to treat urinary tract infections that is allowed to be used during pregnancy and is included in the pregnancy category B drugs by the FDA.
What side effects can the drug cause?
The drug can possibly cause a variety of adverse reactions and though the most serious side effects rarely occur, you should be prepared that you can suffer from peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, bronchial obstruction, fever, cough, chest pain. If you have problems with your liver, you can develop hepatitis, cholestatic syndrome, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, pancreatitis, pseudomembranous colitis, and others.
How to use the drug?
The generally recommended dosages for the adults whom the drug is not contraindicated are 100-150 mg taken for 3-4 times a day. The length of the treatment course is 7-10 days. Alternative dosage regimen which can be prescribed by a doctor is 300 mg taken two times a day. In order to prevent recurring infection exacerbation, a treatment course of 3 to 12 months with the intake of 1-2 mg per kilogram of body weight is used.
Doses for children whom the drug is not contraindicated are calculated based on the body weight and should constitute 5-8 mg per kilogram of the body weight a day divided into 3-4 intakes.
Where to buy Generic Macrobid?
In some countries where all antibiotic drugs are sold with a prescription only, Macrobid and all of its analogs can be sold to you only if you have a valid prescription from your doctor. If you don’t have a prescription or your prescription has already expired, you can buy the drug from an online pharmacy situated in the country where the drug is sold over-the-counter. You can look for the medicine at our online pharmacy and buy the drug much cheaper and even if you don’t have a prescription.