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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Macrobid oral.

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498 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
4/1/2009 2:48:05 PM

Reviewer: les, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Eperienced chills, aching, fatigue, swelling and hot redness of lower legs, followed by a measles like rash, which lasted another 10 days, also possible hallucination

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
3/25/2009 11:27:53 AM

Reviewer: Concerned User, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this pill for 3 full days -- 3 full days longer than I should have. I felt overly fatigued and when I tried to get up and/or go out, I had an extremely elevated heartbeat, would get lightheaded and dizzy, and started to have tunnel vision. The symptoms did go away within 12 hours of when the last pill I took should've been effective till. I will never take this medication again. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
3/24/2009 8:39:52 PM

Reviewer: AnAggrevatedMother, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This antibiotic was prescribed for my 8 year old child - since the liquid suspension form costs $481 out of pocket & she had no insurance, the physician changed it to capsule form. The inside (crushed) of the capsules tasted horrible (mixed with moist food like pudding or applesauce.) The drug caused side effects, THUS FAR, of diarrhea, nausea & neurological problems. My child has since be ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
3/20/2009 2:11:27 PM

Reviewer: enner007, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've taken Macrobid for frequent UTI's. I've also taken Cipro a couple of times, but Macrobid was always my and my dr's drug of choice. I never had any side effects until my most recent infection. I am now allergic to Macrobid. Rash and itching on neck, shoulders, etc, all those lovely unlikely side effects. I will always be a proponent of Macrobid for UTI's, just taking too ma ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
3/17/2009 4:46:38 PM

Reviewer: Maire, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Experienecd severe dizziness, nausea and fatigue - I could barely get out of bed and when I did I staggered around as if I were drunk. Couldn't make it past the third pill. Even taking it with food didn't help with the stomach issues. I will never take this again.

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