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What else can nitrofurantoin be used for? Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic that is used for treating urinary tract infections caused by several types of bacteria. It is effective against E. Coli, Enterobacter cystitis, Enterococcus, Klebsiella, and Staphylococcus aureus. Nitrofurantoin interferes with the production of bacterial proteins, DNA, and cell walls. Can I drink while on Macrobid? Alcohol doesn't affect nitrofurantoin itself, so it won't cause a problem with the medication if you drink in moderation while taking it. However, it's best to avoid drinking alcohol while you have a UTI - drink plenty of water instead to help flush the bacteria out of your bladder and urinary tract. Is a physician assistant higher than a nurse practitioner? Both nurse practitioners and physician assistants are independently licensed providers. They are not doctors, but they take on some roles traditionally taken on by doctors, including making diagnoses and prescribing medication. NPs and PAs sometimes compete for the same positions. Do antibiotics affect your liver? Serious liver disease such as acute liver failure and chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis mostly occur in patients who continue the drug despite developing hepatitis. Augmentin. Augmentin is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Other antibiotics have been reported to cause liver disease. What is the difference between nitrofurantoin monohydrate and Macrocrystals? Macrobid (nitrofurantoin monohydrate / macrocrystals) and Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) are antibiotics used to treat urinary tract and bladder infections. A difference is that Macrobid is taken twice daily, and Macrodantin is taken four times a day.
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