Cipro vs Macrobid

Cipro
(Rx)
Macrobid
(Rx)
Cipro is an antibiotic.
Macrobid is an urinary anti-infective.
Satisfaction Score
?
2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for UTI
3.1
Concern level
2.3
Helpfulness
for UTI
3.6
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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October 22, 1987
December 24, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,129 Discussions
12,980 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Pouchitis
#5 for Prostatitis
#8 for Chlamydia
#10 for Abscess
#12 for Anthrax
Cipro is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for UTI
Macrobid is prescribed for UTI and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cip
Allergy
7
Nausea
5
Tiredness
4
Anxiety
3
Depression
2
Weakness
2
Stomach Pain
2
Cramping
2
Back Pain
2
Insomnia
2
Mac
Allergy
10
Nausea
6
Fever
4
Tiredness
4
Diarrhea
3
Headaches
3
Vomiting
3
Kidney Stones
3
Stomach Pain
2
Dizziness
2
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Cipro
Cip
Macrobid
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Allergy
Cip
Mac
7
10
Nausea
Cip
Mac
5
6
Tiredness
Cip
Mac
4
4
Anxiety
Cip
Mac
3
0
Depression
Cip
Mac
2
0
Weakness
Cip
Mac
2
0
Stomach Pain
Cip
Mac
2
2
Cramping
Cip
Mac
2
0
Back Pain
Cip
Mac
2
0
Insomnia
Cip
Mac
2
0
Allergy
Mac
Cip
10
7
Nausea
Mac
Cip
6
5
Fever
Mac
Cip
4
0
Tiredness
Mac
Cip
4
4
Diarrhea
Mac
Cip
3
0
Headaches
Mac
Cip
3
0
Vomiting
Mac
Cip
3
0
Kidney Stones
Mac
Cip
3
0
Stomach Pain
Mac
Cip
2
2
Dizziness
Mac
Cip
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Cipro during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Macrobid during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Macrobid and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 200 mg, 400 mg, 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Suspension: 250 mg/5 mL, 500 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 100 mg
Food Instructions
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Should be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after any dairy products or else absorption may be decreased.
Should be taken with food or milk because food increases absorption.
Ingredients
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Ciprofloxacin
Nitrofurantoin/Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystal
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cipro and Macrobid: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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