Who Makes It?
Currently, brand-name Macrodantin is made by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
How Does Macrodantin Work?
Macrodantin works in a unique way, compared to other antibiotics. In bacterial cells, the drug is changed into a highly reactive form that destroys certain bacterial proteins and molecules. As a result, the drug interferes with bacteria's ability to make essential cell components such as protein, DNA, and cell walls.
When and How Do I Take It?
Considerations to keep in mind when taking this drug include the following:
- The medication comes as a capsule that is usually taken four times daily, although it may be taken just once a day for long-term UTI prevention.
- Macrodantin should be taken with food, as food increases the absorption of this antibiotic.
- It does not matter what times of day you take this medication. However, try to space the doses out evenly per day, as reasonably as possible.
- For Macrodantin to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work adequately if you stop taking it too soon.