Macrobid 100mg PO BID
Uncomplicated cystitis in females with normal renal function.
Interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis esp. with prolonged use.
Antacids decrease absorption.
Think of this drug as a urinary antiseptic.
Not recommended in males due to inadequate tissue penetration, esp. with possible occult prostatitis.
Antimicrobial class: Nitrofuran
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 1.0
Biliary penetration: None
CSF penetration: None
Lung penetration: None
Urine penetration: Therapeutic