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A 30-year-old member asked:

medicine for uti?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) but they require a prescription.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Medicines for UTI's: Oral antibiotics or antifungal agents depending on the infection. Certain antibiotics may be too strong for certain patients: eg women with simple bladder infections may be best treated with agents that are only excreted in the urine (such as Nitrofurantoin or monourol) to avoid subesequent vaginal yeast infections - treating a "small" infection with a howtizer may not always be the best answer.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Macrobid: Current recommendations are that the first medication given for UTI is microfurantoin twice daily for 3-5 days. This drug is ideal, because it is quickly and effectively concentrated in the urine (where the infection is), essentially goes nowhere else, and summarily kills the bacterial in the urinary tract. If you are allergic, other choices would be Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin).
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
UTI medication: The type of antibiotic used to treat a UTI depends on the organism causing it. If you have a uti, go to a doctor and have her order a urine culture. She will place you on an antibiotic for 7-10 days of therapy. If the organism causing the UTI is sensitive to the antibiotic you are on, continue it until you run out of pills. If it is not, your doctor will call you and change your antibiotic.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What's wrong if you still have symptoms of a UTI after medicine?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
UTI persists: The bacteria causing the UTI may be resistant to the antibiotic used; you might have interstitial cystitis, which involves the bladder wall; or another condition may be causing the symptoms. See fp again for urine culture & sensitivity & more extensive evaluation to determine other possible causes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Which medicine is taken to treat uti?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
UTI: Antibiotics, depending on results of urine culture/sensitivity test.
Buffalo, New York
A 33-year-old female asked:

What's the name of the medicine the doc will give for. Uti? It began with a c.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Antibiotics: It could very well be cipro (ciprofloxacin).
A 20-year-old female asked:

I cannot go to a dr. Right now! And i want to take a medicine for a UTI. What medicine should i take ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There really isn't a: way to cure urinary tract infections on your own . Urinalysis will show infection and culture can show organism involved. Appropriate antibiotics would be prescribed. Take care.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I need medicine for a UTI can I get a prescription online or do I need to go to the hospital?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Each case different: Try HealthTap PRIME, one of the premium services. On PRIME, doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send photos or test results during the consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. The fee is the same, REGARDLESS of whether or not the doctor thinks you should get a prescription without an exam.

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Last updated Jun 3, 2015


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