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If you have a urinary tract infection (UTI), your healthcare provider may prescribe Macrobid® (nitrofurantoin monohydrate/macrocrystalline). This prescription antibiotic comes in the form of a capsule and is taken just twice a day. It comes in both brand-name and generic forms. Although most people tolerate this drug well, side effects are possible; common ones include headache, flatulence, and nausea.
 
Before starting treatment, talk to your healthcare provider about your current medications and health history. Macrobid may not be suitable for everyone, so it's especially important to tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, anemia, diabetes, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
 
(Click Macrobid to learn more about this medication and how it works, what to be aware of before taking it, and what to expect in the case of an overdose. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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