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

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496 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
10/13/2014 2:39:41 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking Macrobid twice a day with food and water for the past 4 days. Day 1 was okay until the next morning came. I awoke at 4am with severe neck pain (hurt to even scratch my skin), and I know it was not caused by the way I slept. All that aside; I have been so nauseous for days, that eating anything has become difficult due to not having any appetite caused be the horrible side effec ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
9/25/2014 6:56:15 AM

Reviewer: sandram, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After taking Bactrim while waiting for lab results confirming a form of ecoli that was resistant to the Bactrim, the doctor finally prescribed the macrobid, but state rules said generic was okay and relief started in 24 hours. I had had bladder spasms and urgency causing diarrhea prior to and while on Bactrim. The Macrobid ( generic) made everything go away quietly.

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
8/27/2014 9:14:11 AM

Reviewer: khat, 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:
I started on Macrobid after waking up to a horrible UTI, after 3 days on it I have had absolutely no relief from my symptoms. I also had side effects of headache, aches in my legs and pelvic area and tingling down my legs. I threw up on the 2nd day of taking it. I would have put up with the side effects if it had worked. I have taken it twice in the past for UTI's and it had worked previou ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
7/2/2014 5:31:44 PM

Reviewer: wiregal, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I followed the complete course of Macrobid. One day after stopping, my infection reappeared. This was not strong enough to get rid of it. The Dr. put me on Cipro and that took care of it.

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
6/16/2014 12:27:30 PM

Reviewer: Gilda Torres, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication has caused me terrible body aches , chills and fever. I am very dissapointed at my doctor for giving me this killing medicine.

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