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Bactrim vs macrobid for uti

Premium Questions

Dr. Suma Parinam MD

Hello Doctor , I have UTI and started using Bactrim DS, that helped me in a past. I took 2 pills ... pressure. Can I switch to Macrobid , which I have? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Suma Parinam ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

I have an UTI and was wondering about Keflex verses Macrobid ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Grzegorz Stanko MD

I have just finished a 7 day course of macrobid for a recurrent uti. The symptoms are worse instead ... to be a slow and weak urine stream. I can t take bactrim due to allergy and cipro doesn t work on... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Grzegorz Stanko ( General Surgeon)
Dr. Sudhir MD

I was diagnosed with uti about 3 weeks ago. They gave me bactrim and I couldnt take it. Went back in and they said my urine didnt look bad at all then and gave me macrobid in case I needed it. I... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sudhir ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

Hello, I am taking Macrobid for a UTI, and have trouble swallowing capsules, can I open the capsule and take it in food or something? Thank you. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)

Public Forum Discussions

Dr. Suzana Zharri MD

Are there any similarities between macrobid and bactrim? My wife was always allergic to bactrim and she recently contracted a UTI and was prescribed macrobid. She has reacted the exact... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Suzana Zharri ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.    Mohammed Taher Ali MD

UTI - I took 800 mg of bactrim for new UTI, but now doc has me changing to macrobid. Do I have to wait to take the macrobid or can I take it immediately? I don t want to call back doctor... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu MD

Can I take Bactrim and macrobid together? I have a resistant UTI. I have been on bactrim for almost ..., headache, malaise, but no fever. I am wondering if I can try the macrobid on top... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr.  Het Ram Bishnoi MD

had a bad reaction to Bactrim in the past so she has prescribed macrobid for my bronchitis??? Can this be used ? It appears that this is for uti s. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Aditya Bhabhe MD

Hi I m being treated for a uti. Bactrim was ineffective and additional caused a yeast infection. I started macrobid and diflucan yesterday. I woke up an episode of coughing nausea cold sweat and... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Aditya Bhabhe ( Nephrologist)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr.    Sara Garcia MD

Dear; unfortunately, we have a lot of resistance in bacteria infections due to the fact that the bacteria mutates and gets stronger , specially because the abuse of antibiotics. It is important to treat with the adequate...

Dr.  Yogesh D MD

It is advisable not to drink alcohol while you are on antibiotics as alcohol can interfere with absorption and excretion of the medicine and alcohol also reduces your immunity. My advise would be avoid it till the...

Dr. Rene Gerard Cruz Galera Jr MD

Hi Nessa! Macrobid does have some side-effects as you described. Try drinking a full glass of water for each dose of macrobid and also taking some food with it. Remember that if you develop diarrhea, chest...