Compare Urispas vs. nitrofurantoin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats and prevents urinary tract infections.

Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) treats uncomplicated urinary tract infections, but does not work well for older people or those with kidney problems.

Upsides
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  • Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) works well to treat most urinary tract infections.
  • Young and otherwise healthy females have the best results when taking Macrobid (nitrofurantoin).
  • It can be used in pregnant women if approved by the doctor.
  • Comes in a liquid form that can be used by children.
Downsides
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  • Does not work well for complicated urinary tract infections, older people, or those with kidney problems.
  • Can damage your lungs, liver, kidneys, and nerves if taken for a long period of time.
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Used for
  • Disorder of the urinary system
  • Symptomatic relief for cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Prostatitis
  • Urethritis
  • Or urethrocystitis/urethrotrigonitis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
The Urispas (Flavoxate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Lung damage
    • Using Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for 6 months or longer
    • Age 65 or older
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
    • Age 65 or older
  • Nerve damage
    • Lower kidney function
    • Low red blood cell count
    • Low vitamin B levels
    • People with diabetes
  • Breakdown of red blood cells
    • People with G6PD deficiency
  • Diarrhea
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