What is Nitrofuran MAC?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Nitrofurantoin

See also: Furadantine Macrobid

Nitrofuran MAC is a brand name for nitrofurantoin. It is an antibiotic that is used to prevent and treat urinary tract infections caused by susceptible strains of E. coli, S. aureus, Enterococcus, Klebsiella, and Enterobacter.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent infection 5 1
Bladder problems 3 2
Support immune health 1 0
Support urinary health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nitrofuran MAC

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Nitrofuran MAC

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Nitrofuran MAC

Duration

Stopped taking Nitrofuran MAC

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Nitrofuran MAC

Sep 28, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for UTI symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Dec 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for UTI symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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