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Cipro vs Macrodantin for a male patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Cipro vs Macrodantin for a male aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Cipro (latest outcomes from 6,864 users) has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Macrodantin (latest outcomes from 1,744 users) has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

On Nov, 20, 2014: 418 male patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Cipro vs Macrodantin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Cipro ciprofloxacin hydrochlorideBayer Hlthcare
Macrodantin nitrofurantoin, macrocrystallineProcter And Gamble

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 63 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cipro (Bayer Hlthcare)Macrodantin (Procter And Gamble)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
PainAtelectasis (partial or complete collapse of the lung)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Inguinal Hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)
Weight DecreasedGingival Swelling (gums swelling)
Bone DisorderGingival Ulceration (ulcer on gums)
Back PainHaemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
Chest PainOral Cavity Fistula (an abnormal opening in mouth)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cipro (Bayer Hlthcare)Macrodantin (Procter And Gamble)
Scoliosis (a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side)
Peripheral Motor Neuropathy (muscles in the body become progressively weaker over months to years)
Hepatosplenomegaly (enlargement of both the liver and the spleen)
Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
Pyrexia (fever)
Hepatic Function Abnormal
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Bovine Tuberculosis (tuberculosis caused by mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing (16 to 20 hour generation time), aerobic bacterium)
Rotator Cuff Repair

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cipro (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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