Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Magnesium supplements may interfere with absorption of Macrobid. Take all nutritional supplements at least two hours apart from this medication.1
• Take with food.2
• Long term use of nitrofurantoin may deplete B vitamins. Discuss supplementation with a pharmacist.3
• Antibiotics kill bacteria, including beneficial flora in the gut, which may affect digestion and/or elimination. Supplementation with acidophilus or bifidus may aid in restoring beneficial flora.4
References1 Lamy, P. P.: Effects of diet and nutrition on drug therapy. J. Am. Geriatric Soc. 1982, 30(11): 99.
1 Pronsky, ZM: Food-Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
1 Griffith, H. W. 1983. Complete Guide to Prescription and Non-Prescription. Fisher Publishing, Inc., Tucson.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Rosenberg HA, Bates TR. The influence of food on nitrofurantoin bioavailability. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1976;20:227-32.
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Deguchi Y, et al: Comparative studies on synthesis of water-soluble vitamins among human species of Bifidobacteria, Argic Biol Chem, 1985, 19 (1):13-19.
3 Lamy, P. P.: Effects of diet and nutrition on drug therapy. J. Am. Geriatric Soc. 1982, 30(11): 99.
4 Fuller R. Probiotics in human medicine. Gut 1991;32:439-42 .
4 Bengmark S & Gianotti L: Nutritional support to prevent and treat multiple organ failure. World J Surg, 1996 May, 20:4, 474-81.
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