Can You Take Too Much Macrodantin?
macrocrystalline) is a prescription antibiotic. Information from cases of Macrodantin overdoses suggests that such situations are not particularly dangerous. However, the specific effects will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Macrodantin dosage
and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Effects of a Macrodantin Overdose
In cases of an overdose with nitrofurantoin (the active ingredient in Macrodantin), only vomiting was reported as a possible effect. Of course, an overdose with Macrodantin could cause any of the usual side effects that would be seen with normal doses.
Treating an Overdose
The treatment for a Macrodantin overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
- Fluids through an intravenous line (IV), if necessary
- Careful monitoring of vital signs
- Other treatments based on complications that occur.
Dialysis can be useful for removing Macrodantin from the bloodstream, although this drastic measure is probably unnecessary in most cases.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have taken too much Macrodantin.