The medicine Macrobid is an antibiotic and therefore, a drug used to treat bacterial infections. It is used to treat urinary tract infections and infections of the bladder. Macrobid is the brand name used for the drug nitrofurantoin. It is able to fight against several types of bacteria such as E. Coli, Enterobacter cystitis, Enterococcus, Klebsiella, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Macrobid is an effective drug for preventing and treating acute cystitis which is a condition of an inflamed bladder due to the entrance of bacteria from the outside of the body and into the urinary tract through the urethra. It eventually begins to multiply and cause inflammation.
It is important; however that Nitrofurantoin is only used for bacterial infections as it would not work for other viral or fungal disease.