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

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Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
4/15/2014 8:36:28 PM

Reviewer: prozacsmile, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Macrobid almost killed me. I took it two days and couldn't breathe at all. They had given it to me in a clinic on Sunday because I had a complicated UTI. I took it and instantly got pain in my chest, I have asthma so didn't think much. On Tuesday I was in my doctors office and I had developed an Upper Respiratory infection due to the macrobid. My lips were purple from not having enough oxy ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
3/31/2014 5:46:44 PM

Reviewer: marylouise333, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had few symptoms of this infection the main one being foul smelling urine. Within two days of taking this medication, I was experiencing dizzy spells which resulted in a fall even though I was balancing myself with two canes. This was very serious given that I am 81 years of age and have had two hip and one knee replacement. About the same time, I developed an itchy rash on my arms, thighs and ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
2/18/2014 9:33:20 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Well, imagine that. I finally look up this drug after taking the meds for several days. It felt like my fibromyalgia reared its ugly head again. Severe aches/pains all over, eyes hurt. Sometimes get the chills. I can't tolerate antibiotics so was nervous about this one. It seems to have gotten rid of my UTI but we'll see about that. Still, I'm done taking this medication. This se ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
1/23/2014 9:47:39 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This was the most horrible medication I have ever taken. It made me sicker than I was before I took it! When I called the Dr. to get something else they said make sure you are eating with it. I said I had been but was so sick even the thought of food made me sick at my stomach but I pushed on ahead. Finally, called Dr. again after 3 days total of taking it. I had the worse headache I had ever had ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
11/19/2013 7:53:15 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking this medication for the prescribe time which was 14 pills 2x day for 7days im still hurting!!!!! Its now 5 days later and im headed back to the emergency room i cant take this!!! I need healing because i need to work!!! I also had the chills and the sweating it was awful i never had a UTI before and i hope after my trip to the e.r. with proper care this will be my last!!!!!!!!!!!

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