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Patient Information Leaflet
100mg Prolonged Release Capsules
What is this leaflet about?
have an intolerance to some sugars such as
This leaflet is a summary of information about
MacroBID® 100mg Capsules. Read it carefully and
before taking this medicinal product.
keep it in case you need to refer to it again. If you
• you have any disease of the lungs, liver,
have any questions about your medicine or your
illness, ask your pharmacist (chemist) or doctor.
• you have a problem with your blood sugar
What is in your medicine?
Each prolonged release hard capsule contain
• you have anaemia or lack an enzyme (body
100mg of the active ingredient, nitrofurantoin (in
the anhydrous and monohydrate form) and are
dehydrogenase, which causes your red blood
supplied to pharmacists in blister packs of 14
cells to be more easily damaged (this is more
capsules. The 100mg capsule has an opaque
blue cap and opaque yellow body and bears the
Mediterranean, Near Eastern or Asian origin);
monogram "GS 100". The capsules also contain
• you are in labour or delivering your baby
lactose monohydrate, maize starch, talc,povidone, carbomer, sucrose and magnesium
• the concentration of your body salts needs
stearate. The capsule shell contains gelatin,
adjustment (electrolyte imbalance) or you
sodium lauril sulfate and colourings quinoline
yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171) and indigo
• you are taking other medicines listed in the
carmine (E132), printing ink includes shellac,
propylene glycol (E1520), black iron oxide (E172)
Can you use your medicine while you
are taking other medicines?
Who makes your medicine?
Do not take MacroBID® 100mg Capsules without
talking to your doctor or pharmacist first if you
Goldshield Pharmaceuticals Ltd., NLA Tower, 12-16 Addiscombe Road,
• Antacids (eg. magnesium trisilicate);
• Medicines for gout (eg. probenecid or
• Medicines for glaucoma: such as carbonic
- These are mild ‘water tablets’ which are
usually prescribed when the pressure in the
What is your medicine used for?
• Medicines which make the urine less acid
Nitrofurantoin is an antibacterial agent that is used
to prevent and treat infections of the bladder,
• Medicines for infections known as quinolones.
kidney and other parts of the urinary tract.
Is your medicine right for you?
Do not take MacroBID® 100mg Capsules without
Your doctor will watch carefully for any effects
on the liver, lungs, blood or nervous system.
MacroBID® 100mg Capsules may interfere with
• you have ever had a reaction to MacroBID®
the results of some tests for glucose in the urine.
100mg Capsules, any of its ingredients (listedabove) or similar medicines such as
How to take your medicine
Take MacroBID® 100mg Capsules with food or
• you have been told by your doctor that you
milk. Follow your doctor’s instructions exactly
and complete the course of treatment even if
drowsiness, blurred vision, tingling, loss of
Adults and children over 12 years old:
feeling or loss of control of movement. Theseeffects have been reported only very rarely,
but they may be severe or in some instances
infection you have and instructions should be
written on the label provided by the pharmacist.
Consult your pharmacist or doctor if these
instructions are not clear. Typical doses are:
A variety of skin rashes or reactions have
This may appear as flaking skin, a red rash or
For prevention of bladder infections due to
fever accompanied by a rapid heart rate and
surgery: One capsule twice a day on the day of
severe rash with blistering. Other reactions
the operation and three days thereafter.
may include inflammation of salivary glands(causing facial pains), pancreatitis (causing
Children under 12 years of age should not
severe abdominal pain) and joint pains. If a
take MacroBID® 100mg Capsules.
What you should do if you take your
breathing or swallowing become difficult,
If you take too much medicine contact your
doctor or nearest casualty department. If you miss
a dose do not double up, just continue as normal.
Does your medicine have side effects?
themselves in several ways, such as bruising,delayed clotting, sore throat, fever, anaemia,
The most common side effects are minor and
a susceptibility to colds or persistent cold.
Other rare side effects include short-term hair
loss, raised pressure in the skull and urinary
appetite), vomiting (being sick), stomach
infection by organisms (germs) which are not
sensitive to MacroBID® 100mg Capsules.
The other possible side effects are serious but
very rare and usually go away if treatment is
your urine may become coloured dark yellow
stopped. If you experience any of the side
effects detailed below or any other side effects,
stop taking MacroBID® 100mg Capsules andconsult your doctor.
How to store your medicine
Do not take MacroBID® 100mg Capsules afterthe “Expiry” date that is printed on the pack.
The lungs may react to MacroBID® 100mgCapsules. This may develop quickly (within a
Store in the original package in order to protect
week of starting treatment) or very slowly,
especially in elderly patients. The reaction
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
shortness of breath. It is therefore importantto tell your doctor immediately if you get anyof these symptoms.
For further information about this product,
liver to become inflamed, producing jaundice
(yellowing of the skin). This can be serious
Goldshield Pharmaceuticals Ltd (2000).
The nerves outside the spinal cord may reactto MacroBID® 100mg Capsules producing
“MacroBID®” is a registered trademark.
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