Print PDF | Print

Natural and Alternative Treatments Index Page | Drug Interactions:


Magnesium - Take at a Different Time of Day

Trade Names
  • Furadantin; Macrobid; Macrodantin

See also Antibiotics (General)

Nitrofurantoin is sometimes taken on an ongoing basis to prevent bladder infections.




Take at a Different Time of Day

Magnesium supplements might impair the absorption of nitrofurantoin,1  so do not take magnesium during the 2 hours before or after your nitrofurantoin dose.

References [ + ]

1. Pronsky Z (ed.). Powers and Moore's food medication interactions, 10th ed. Pottstown, PA: Food-Medication Interactions, 1997: 172.

Last reviewed December 2015 by EBSCO CAM Review Board
Last Updated: 12/15/2015

Back to Top