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Side effects of medicines prescribed for UTI - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am allergic to sulfa medications, but was prescribed Macrobid for a UTI. Is this safe                                                       
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   your age /sex?
User :   Female, 48 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from how many years are u experiencing sulfa drug allergy??
User :   About 10 yrs ago, I was taking Bactrim for a UTI and starting getting a sore throat that never went away and what I can only describe as a "sore mouth". My tongue, inside of cheeks, and throat hurt. It never went away. Eventually they determined it was acid reflux, but I really never knew if I was allergic to sulpha or not, so have stayed away from it.
Doctor :   ohhk
Doctor :   i dont think u are allergic to sulpha drugs as the symptoms u told are not allergic symptoms
User :   Yeah! Can I ask you another question about the UTI medications?
Doctor :   sure
User :   I went to a walk-in clinic because the UTI happened on a Sat. and they prescribed Cipro. To my disbelief, it didn't work which was why I am now on Macrobid (wish they had just given me amoxicillin!). The last day on Cipro I had bloody stools. Between my regular PCP and the walk-in clinic, they are so busy they keep asking me to call the other office! I HAVE to get rid of this UTI, but how long should I wait if this continues?
Doctor :   have u started microbid??
User :   One dose, this morning
Doctor :   macrobid??
User :   Yes
Doctor :   cipro is a mild antibiotic against uti
Doctor :   macrobid is good antibiotic against UTI
Doctor :   did doctor prescribed any antacid with it??
User :   No, also the warnings say to not take any antacids with macrobid. I had a successful fundoplication for the acid reflux and have none anymore.
Doctor :   what is the course he prescribed
User :   100 mg, 2xday for 10 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   i asked u about antacid because ,we should not take it
Doctor :   chances of u getting rid of UTI are high with this antibiotic
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