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Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
6/16/2013 11:35:29 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Taking for UTI. After 48hrs. Developed horrible headache. Night sweats. Chills. Swelling in eye area face hands. Gained 5lb. Water wt. Confusion. GI upset heartburn. Diarrhea. Epigastric pain. Felt like I had the flu. Ached all over. Had no energy. Called Dr. Took benadryl pushed fluids and of course stopped macrobid! Worse reaction I have Ever had to antibiots. Be warned! Some people should not t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
6/11/2013 6:10:59 PM

Reviewer: Karla, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My blood pressure, which is normally low, became elevated and I was rushed by ambulance to the ER after taking only 5 capsules. Tests were run and I was told that it is possible that I am having an adverse reaction to the medication. I am still very weak with moderately high blood pressure. I have been nauseated off and on and my last capsule was 5 days ago. I was treated for a UTI two weeks ago w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
5/30/2013 1:08:24 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Unfortunately I had to have my colon & bladder removed but developed an e coli infection in what was left of my urinary tract. I used Macrobid 2x a day for 10 days & was retested. The infection persisted. Then I took it again 2x day for 10 days plus 1x day for a month. I am now being switched to Bactrim & hoping for better results. Have had massive hair loss on this medication!

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
5/21/2013 1:16:55 PM

Reviewer: smassey, 55-64 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 ended up at urgent care after 3 doses of Macrobid. Dr. thought I had Pancreatitis, a gall bladder issue or was passing a kidney stone. The right side under my rib caused me unbelievable pain, which is why I sought a doctor's care. After blood tests, ultrasound and x-rays, they found nothing wrong with me, however, they did tell me to go off the pills. Too late. I quit after 3. I spent 3 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Urinary Tract Infection due to E. Coli Bacteria
4/30/2013 12:06:03 PM

Reviewer: worksforme, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Until I was on Macrobid, I would be given other drugs such as Bactrim and Cipro. I am allergic to penicillin which is the old fashioned treatment. Macrobid to me is a God send! I get urinal tract and bladder inflammations from intercourse regardless of my care and cleanliness. I have had no side affects and results are quick. I was told I could take it daily if I wanted to but I only take it as a ... Show Full Comment

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