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Is amoxicillin better for bladder infection than bactrim

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Too many; c a Urolog: At your age, I think that's too many bladder infections. Something underlies these recurrent infections: something that antibiotics alone can't fix. W ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Unacyn contains amoxicillin and thus if you are allergic to amoxicillin, you will end up with the same reaction as with amoxicillin .
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You could have a bladder infection with a bacteria or yeast that is resistant to Amoxicillin . Note antibiotics are no longer recommended for sinusit ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Med?: No. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is cheaper but Levaquin is taken once a day instead of two times
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
DEPENDS ON ORGANISM: Antibiotic depends on the organism identified on culture.But Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) will be my preference unlss urine culture shows res ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neither: Usually a vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis - bv) is better treated with an antibiotic with anaerobic coverage (common vaginal bacteria). Flagyl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
26 years experience Urgent Care
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is that it depends on many factors, and what we would call the art of medicine. You see, there are many factors in considering whic ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodanti ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Shreefter
48 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bladder infection: The best way to determine the best antibiotic for a bladder infection is to have a sterile urine specimen sent to the lab to see what kind of bacteria ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent kil ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Neither: First, you need to know which std you have. Second, there is no std that's treatable with either of these antibiotics.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually not: Most bacterial bladder infections are caused by gram negative bacilli like e. Coli or by the gram positive coccus enterococcus. These bacteria would ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Both: They're both safe for heart patients. If you request the generic form, both are very inexpensive.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Amoxil (amoxicillin): Amoxil (amoxicillin) can be useful for treatment of kidney infection (depending on organism).
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Cloxacillin: Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to Amoxicillin while depending on the local amount of mrsa, clo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That depends entirely on what you're treating. Amoxicillin is a very strong antibiotic against bacteria that are susceptible to it.
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep: If not allergic amox is better ,it is a penecilin the best for strep
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are other antibiotics to treat chlamydia. The choice of antibiotic depends on your allergies. Your partners also need to be treated, as that is ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cipro (ciprofloxacin)??: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually not the antibiotic of choice for a tooth infection, but rather more serious systemic infection. Amoxicillin, clindamy ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually work: Usually Cipro (ciprofloxacin) works better but with any uti, i send it to the lab to see what bacteria is causing it and which antibiotic it is sensit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection.

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