What is nitrofurantoin?
Nitrofurantoin (generic of Macrobid) is a prescription medication used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections are very common, especially for women. They occur when bacteria enters the urethra and infects the urinary tract. Symptoms of a UTI can include: pain while peeing, frequent need to pee, feeling the need to pee despite having an empty bladder and pressure in the lower abdomen. An uncomplicated UTI is one that occurs in a healthy, non-pregnant, non-menopausal female patient.
Talk to your doctor about whether nitrofurantoin is right for you.