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is macrobid used to treat uti

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: Macrobid is fine for a simple, uncomplicated uti. However, if the infection is spreading to your kidneys, then you need a different antibiotic. How ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Macrobid and C. diff: I would agree-certainly some antibiotics are more 'likely' to cause C. diff compared to others. That list includes CLINDAMYCIN, but also fluoroquinolo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Cramps: are not uncommon with UTIs. Usually these do not warrant an ER visit unless they are severe, however it depends on where the crampy pain is located a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sen ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: It can be prescribed for this indication.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Haven't hear of: Using it for this purpose (?). Treatment for chlamydia include single dose zithromax or 7 day treatment with doxycline, Erythromycin or amoxicillin. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI and diarrhea: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cover a multiple number of bacteria. However, it is mostly used for urinary tract infections (UTI) and intestinal infection ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
NO: While this med is often used for bacterial vaginitis & a long list of other bacterial infections, there is no indication that it would be an effective ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Treatment of kidney infections depends on the local bacteria and the age of the patient. In pediatrics cephalosporins like Cefuroxime and Ceftriaxone ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Can be used: It is Amoxicillin and can be used for an UTI however there are other antibiotics that are preferred.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It's not used to treat stds, but it might sometimes be used as a component of therapy for pid.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The treatment for bacterial vaginosis is usually with Metronidazole or tinidazole.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Ciprofloxacin is one of several antibiotics that is frequently used to treat urinary tract infections.
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Dosani
20 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Yes, infact it is a first line antibiotic for treating UTI without the availability of final urine culture.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: These would not be appropriate antibiotics for a uti.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used PO (by mouth) or topically in the ear canal for ear infections.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots!: Anaerobic infections, c. Difficile diarrhea, bacterial vaginosis, giardia, trichomonas, rosacea, and other infections.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes depending on the organism.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Trichomonas: It's used to treat trichomonas vaginitis (or urethritis in men). It also treats parasitic infections (amoebiasis, giardiasis) that can sometimes be s ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Infections: It is an antibiotic to treat infections.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not usually: Valcycovir is used to treat viral infection such as herpes simplex virus.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes : It is not the only antibiotic used for bladder infections and can be used for other infections not involving the bladder. Self treating should be avo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney infection: No. Neither one of those antibiotics is useful for urinary tract infections. If you have a urinary infection, please don't delay in getting help and g ... Read More
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