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A 43-year-old member asked:

How effective are bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a uti ?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
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 sensitive to.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it.

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