Nitro Macro

Name: Nitro Macro

Nitro Macro Overview

Nitrofurantoin is a prescription medication used to treat urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin belongs to a group of drugs called nitrofuran antiobiotics. These agents work by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This medication comes as a capsule and a liquid. It is taken 2 to 4 times a day with food.

Common side effects of nitrofurantoin include diarrhea, stomach upset, dizziness, and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how nitrofurantoin affects you.

Nitro Macro Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with nitrofurantoin including the following:

  • Lung problems (pulmonary hypersensitivity reactions). Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms:
    • malaise
    • dyspnea
    • cough
  • Liver problems
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve problems)
  • Clostridium difficile- associated diarrhea

Nitrofurantoin can cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how nitrofurantoin affects you.

Do not take nitrofurantoin if you:

  • are known hypersensitivity/allergy to nitrofurantoin or to any of its ingredients
  • significant impairment of renal function
  • pregnant patients at term (38-42 weeks gestation) as well as  during labor and delivery
  • in patients with a previous history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with nitrofurantoin

Nitro Macro and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Nitrofurantoin has been detected in human breast milk. Because of the possibility for adverse reactions in nursing infants from nitrofurantoin, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or to stop use of this medication. The importance of the drug to the mother should be considered.


Nitro Macro Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

The recommended dose range of nitrofurantoin for the treatment of urinary tract infection is 50-100 mg four times daily.

Nitro Macro Overdose

If you take too much nitrofurantoin, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.


Other Requirements

  • Store nitrofurantoin at controlled room temperature (59° to 86°F or 15° to 30°C).
  • Keep away from heat and sunlight.
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.