Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) - Cystitis

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Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) is the very popular and effective antibiotic used to treat bladder infections, such as cystitis; a very common urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women. Once you buy Macrobid, it acts quickly, providing welcome relief from the irritating symptoms that can severely affect your day-to-day life. You can buy Macrobid online from Medical Specialists®, however we only prescribe this treatment to women who are under the age of 65, and do not prescribe Macrobid to men.

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  • Eases UTI symptoms
  • Popular cystitis treatment
  • Works within a few days
  • Genuine UK medication

What is Macrobid for?

Please note:  You will need to supply your doctor's details in your consultation to enable us to supply this antibiotic medication. This is so we can inform your doctor of your request for private treatment to adhere to good antimicrobial stewardship, and to minimise the risk of antibiotic resistance from overuse.

Please note: Since 2017, Nitrofurantoin has been the most widely prescribed first line treatment for cystitis, although some women may find Trimethoprim responds better to their symptoms.

Please note: Women who have taken Trimethoprim in the past year should consider Nitrofurantoin instead.

Please note: The branded Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) capsules that Medical Specialists® supply, are manufactured in packs of 14. Therefore, you may receive a plain box with a printed patient information leaflet (PIL) if a larger pack has to split. Rest assure, Medical Specialists® only ever supply fully UK licensed medicines – especially important if you are looking to buy Nitrofurantoin online, as you want assurance that they will be fit for purpose and be effective.

Please note:  We do not prescribe this medication to men and only prescribe Macrobid for women aged under 65.

Macrobid is the branded and popular version of the antibiotic, Nitrofurantoin.  If you are suffering from the condition now, or regularly get it, you can buy treatment for cystitis from Medical Specialists® and benefit from a trusted UK online pharmacy with a safe and discrete service.

Nitrofurantoin or Trimethoprim

Some people may find one or the other medication responds better to their symptoms, or they could have less side effects with one drug.

Both are effective antibiotic treatments for cystitis, although there is believed to be increasing antibiotic resistance to Trimethoprim. Up to approximately 30% of bacteria responsible for water infections are resistant to Trimethoprim.

If you are not sure which antibiotic treatment is more suitable for you, your doctor should be able to offer appropriate guidance.

How does Macrobid work?

Once you buy Nitrofurantoin, it works by killing the bacteria which cause bladder infections.

When you take Nitrofurantoin, your body quickly filters it out of your blood and into your urine. This is beneficial if you have a urinary tract infection as the drug will be concentrated at the site of infection.

Therefore, Nitrofurantoin is not suitable for other types of infections. Nitrofurantoin may turn your urine a yellow or brown colour during your course of treatment. This is normal and a more normal colour will be visible once you have completed the treatment.

To buy Macrobid online, simply fill in an online consultation today with Medical Specialists®.

How to take Macrobid

  • Adults: 100mg slow-release capsules twice daily for 3 days to treat uncomplicated cystitis.
  • Improvements should be seen in 24 hours and symptoms are usually cleared after the 3 days.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or are worsening after your course of treatment, consult your doctor.

What are the possible side effects of Macrobid?

Side effects are rare, and most people don’t get any. Possible side effects may vary from one person to the next, as with any medication. You should always read the manufacturer’s Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) before taking this or any other medication.

This will give you important instructions on how and when to take the medication, as well as any possible side effects of the drug.

How we package your order

Your medication is placed inside a plain delivery box* for protection, then sealed inside a special tamper-proof Royal Mail envelope before being dispatched from our in-house pharmacy.

  • Discreet plain packaging / No mention of medication
  • Our minimum sized delivery box* to protect the medication in transit is: W - 18cm, H - 6.5cm, D - 8.5cm
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 or 48 hr (UK addresses)
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Before 1pm (UK addresses)
  • Royal Mail Local Collect (UK addresses)
  • Royal Mail International Signed For (Overseas addresses)
  • Some delivery types will require you to sign for the parcel
  • Some delivery types will require you to show Photo ID for the parcel
  • Find out more information about delivery types here
How It Works
Three easy steps
1. Select treatment

Relax and at your own convenience, hassle-free, choose your medication on any device from anywhere.

2. Complete online consultation

Confidentiality assured as our prescribers check your form, and a safe and secure checkout is guaranteed.

3. Next day discrete delivery

Our pharmacists dispense your treatment conveniently to your home or work so you never have to miss a delivery.

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