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Macrobid Side Effects

Two 100 mg capsules of Macrobid

Severe Side Effects of Macrobid

  • Macrobid may cause Pancreatitis in some patients.
  • Life threatening pulmonary reactions such as fibrosis have occurred in some patients who took Macrobid for extended periods of time.
  • Renal failure, diabetes mellitus, and neuropathy (nerve damage) have occured in some patients who took Macrobid.
  • Hemolytic anemia may occur in some patients who take Macrobid.  In most cases, this stops when the patient stops taking Macrobid.

Common Side Effects of Macrobid

  • The most common side effects of Macrobid are upset stomach, headache, and gas.
  • Macrobid and other antibiotics may cause diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis).
  • Macrobid may also cause dizzy spells, constipation, and yeast infection.