Newer classes of medications have transformed diabetes care and cancer treatment, but is newer always better? Patients often ask me if there is something “newer” than their current medication and if they should switch. My answer? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Here are 11 medications that have been around forever (and I’m talking some from the 50’s) and are still recommended as first-line therapy.
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Macrobid and Macrodantin look alike and sound alike—down to having almost the same active ingredient. They’re both used to treat urinary tract infections, but there are a few key differences you may want to keep in mind.
Macrobid has its daily dosing schedule right in its name—it’s taken 2 times daily (sometimes abbreviated BID on a prescription: MacroBID). The active ingredient in Macrobid is nitrofurantoin monohydrate macrocrystals or nitrofurantoin mono/macro. See More