Macrobid is an antibiotic that is mostly used for urinary tract infections treatment. It cannot be used to remedy viral infections, such as the common cold or flu.
Macrobid must not be taken by the patients who have severe kidney problems, a liver disease, or a history of jaundice as a result of taking nitrofurantoin. Your healthcare provider can possibly shedule some kidney and liver functions tests throughout the treatment course to control your state. Macrobid should also be avoided within the last four weeks of pregnancy since in this period Macrobid becomes harmful for the unborn baby. Even if you are on an earlier stage of pregnancy or only planning to conceive soon, inform your doctor before going on a Macrobid treatment regimen. It is also not safe to take Macrobid when you are breast feeding as this drug passes into breast milk easily. Macrobid should not be given to small children and pre-teens.
You should not stop taking Macrobid before your physician allows you to. It is common for the symptoms to be gone in the first several days of treatment, but it takes time for the antibiotics to cure the infections that has caused them in the first place. In case of Macrobid, the treatment usually continues for about a week even after all the tests have shown that the infection is cleared from the body.