Is Macrobid OK with sulfa allergy?


Is Macrobid a sulfa medicine?

Macrodantin is a nitrofuran antibiotic and Bactrim is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic (a “sulfa” drug) and a dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor. Side effects of Macrodantin and Bactrim that are similar include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Can you take Macrobid with a sulfa allergy?

TMP-SMX has been the standard therapy for UTIs; patients with a sulfa allergy can take trimethoprim alone and achieve a similar cure rate.
Antibiotic Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections.

Drug Macrobid
Dosage (mg) 100
Frequency Twice daily
Duration (days) 7
Cost* 23.00

Is Macrobid part of the sulfa family?

It isn’t related to other antibiotics, such as penicillin or sulfa medications (e.g., Bactrim or Septra (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim)), so providers might prescribe nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) if you are allergic to other antibiotics.

What drugs should be avoided with sulfa allergy?

Drugs to Avoid With Sulfa Allergies

  • Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim (Bactrim, Sulfatrim), a sulfa combination drug that can be taken in liquid or pill form for many types of infections.
  • Sulfacetamide (BLEPH-10), drops for eye infections.
  • Sulfadiazine silver (Silvadene), a cream to prevent and treat burn infections.

Who should not take Macrobid?

Who should not take MACROBID?

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria.
  • diabetes.
  • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy.
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye.

What class of drug is Macrobid?

Nitrofurantoin is a medicine used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). It’s in a class of drugs called antibiotics and works by killing bacteria.

What class of antibiotic is nitrofurantoin?

Nitrofurantoin Overview

Nitrofurantoin is a prescription medication used to treat urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin belongs to a group of drugs called nitrofuran antibiotics.

Does Macrobid contain penicillin?

Macrobid is a nitrofuran antibiotic and Augmentin is a combination of a penicillin-type antibiotic and a beta-lactamase inhibitor.

Is nitrofurantoin safe in penicillin allergy?

It has been reported that a significant percentage of patients labelled as ‘penicillin allergic’ are not truly allergic to the drug.

Urinary Tract Infections
Female Lower UTI Trimethoprim or nitrofurantoin
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Sinusitis Doxycycline
Tonsillitis Erythromycin or clarithromycin

Can I take cefuroxime if allergic to penicillin?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (7) supports the use of cefuroxime, cefpodoxime and cefdinir in penicillin-allergic patients for the treatment of sinusitis provided that the penicillin allergy does not involve a type I (immunoglobulin E [IgE]-mediated) reaction.

Can you take Rocephin if allergic to penicillin?

If you’ve had an allergic reaction from taking penicillin-type or cephalosporin antibiotics, such as trouble breathing or swelling in your face and neck, let your provider know before taking ceftriaxone (Rocephin). This medication might not be right for you and your provider might prescribe another antibiotic.