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A 33-year-old member asked:

how long until antibiotic starts working on bladder infection?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
If properly chosen..: ...Should work within 24 hours or less.
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
You should take all the antibiotics as prescribed. If you stop once you feel like they've "worked" tou could be setting your self up for a resistant infection.
Oct 26, 2013

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What to take for a bladder infection besides antibiotics?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Drinking lots of fluid helps to releive symptoms.
Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends.: Depends upon who you ask. Various specialty groups make different recommendations, local resistance patterns and patient characteristics may modify the choice. Top three are probably nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). All are potentially good choices. But there are many other good choices. If culture is done antibiotics may be tailored.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I treat a bladder infection without antibiotics?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
UTI: In an uncomplicated bladder infection sometimes you can wash out the bacteria by drinking water and cranberry juice or tablets.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What could have caused my antibiotics to not work on my bladder infection?

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Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Concerned: Most bladder infections are cured with standard antibiotic therapy. If you are still having symptoms, call your physician. He/she may have ordered a urine culture which will give you a better idea if the antibiotics you were given will eradicate the infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Bladder infection is still ongoing after 2 antibiotics. What else can be done?

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Dr. Richard Boxer
Urology 48 years experience
Urinary infections: When symptoms or signs (laboratory proof) of a urinary infection continue after the use of antibiotics, a patient should be evaluated by a urologist.

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