Macrobid 100 mg PO BID
Contraindicated when CrCl < 60 ml/min
Think of this drug as a urinary antiseptic.
Not recommended in males due to inadequate tissue penetration, especially with possible occult prostatitis.
Interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis especially with prolonged use.
Uncomplicated cystitis in females with normal renal function
Antacids decrease absorption
Antimicrobial class: Nitrofuran
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 1 hour
Biliary penetration: None
CSF penetration: None
Lung penetration: None
Urine penetration: Therapeutic