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Available in the form of capsules, Macrobid® (nitrofurantoin monohydrate/macrocrystalline) is an antibiotic approved for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). The medicine is typically taken twice a day for seven days. Some of the drug's more common side effects include flatulence, nausea, and headache -- however, most people tolerate it well.
The medicine comes in one strength (100 mg) and is available in both brand-name and generic forms. Macrobid capsules should be taken with food, as this helps the body absorb the medicine more effectively. If you do not take your dosage as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, simply skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule.
(To learn more about these capsules, click Macrobid. This article gives a comprehensive overview of the drug, featuring information on what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, what to tell your healthcare provider, and more.)