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face rash

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As well as Doxy i am now on Macrodantin as of last Wednesday. I woke up on thursday morning with a sore throat and a cough, on Friday morning i noticed a rash on my face and it is still there. Has any one had a reaction like this?
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The US National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are run by the US government, and so aren't part of any pharmaceutical company, has a website that says the following, among other things -- the last item listed under 'call your doc if ...' is if you get a skin rash:

Nitrofurantoin(nye troe fyoor an' toyn)

Last Revision: November 1, 2010. ... Nitrofurantoin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

    *      dark yellow or brown urine
    *      nausea
    *      vomiting
    *      loss of appetite

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

    *      difficulty breathing
    *      excessive tiredness
    *      fever or chills
    *      chest pain
    *      persistent cough
    *      numbness, tingling, or pinprick sensation in the fingers and toes
    *      muscle weakness
    *      swelling of the lips or tongue
    *      skin rash                              <<<<<<=======

I'd call the doc.  It might not be a problem, but better to check it out.

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PS -- I neglected to say that Macrodantin is the brand name of generic nitrofurantoin, which is the name used in the information above.
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