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Amox Trk Clv Help Uti
Not first line: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin with clavulanate) is sometimes used for urinary tract infections but it's a ways down the list. Utis are typically caused by gram negative bacteria like e coli. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is much more effective against gram positive bugs like staph and strep. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
I'm on amox tr k clv for a UTI because i can't take a lot of meds. Is there anything else that would be more effective?
Depends upon "bug": Also upon which meds you can take. But, antibiotics are the only sure way of eliminating a UTI in spite of unscientific claims of herbalists and naturopaths. However drinking lots of water and urinating evry couple of hours can help to get rid of a UTI sooner. Taking sodium bicarbonate , in tablet form or in a drink, will reduce urinary acidity & help to relieve symptom of burning. ...Read more
Not reliable: If you have had a positive urine culture for a bacteria known to be senstivie to amoxicillin, it will work very well. However, many bacteria that cause UTI are resistant to it, and amoxicillin should not be used for UTI's if testing hasn't been done. Definitely do not treat yourself with leftover amoxicillin. Discuss with your doctor and follow her advice. ...Read more
Hi Dr. I am pretty sure that I have a UTI. I have all the symptoms starting today. I have a Amox- TR-K CLV 875-125 MG prescription, can I take that?
Don't take it: Up to half the bacteria that cause UTI are not susceptible to amoxicillin/clavulanate, so it's very chancy. And if it doesn't work, it could make later diagnosis more difficult. Contact your doctor, who may not need to see you, maybe prescribe by phone if your symptoms are typical. In meantime, drink lots of fluids and maybe try phenazopyridine (e.g Azo®) to help symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
It is not recommended to use amoxicillin for UTI as this group of medications has been met with increasing resistance from he usual Bacteria that cause UTIs. If the culture confirms sensitivity and you cannot tolerate Bactrim or nitrofurantoin, then it is reasonable to try (ensuring that prior cultures if present have not shown resistant pathogen). If there is resistance or worsening - doctor
Here are some ...: Most UTIs in females are uncomplicated and only requires a course of antibiotics for 3-5 days if the involved bug is sensitive to its use. If not getting better as usually expected, seek re-evaluation for accuracy of Dx and re-align the treatment and care timely. So, work with Doc closely and timely. Best wish ... ...Read more
Depends...: Nowadays, the usually uncomplicated UTI only needs 3-5 days of taking antibiotics. For adult males, oftentimes, UTI would not suitable to be classified as uncomplicated UTI. So, ask the treating doctor for individual specific clinical situation, then decide how long you need to take the antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes, usually you can: A 3-day course of antibiotics usually eradicate UTI-causing bacteria well for most of uncomplicated UTI in females; so, you may stop amoxicillin as long as being free of symptoms, esp. having prior experience in treating UTI like what you described. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/video goes faster & learns more. ...Read more
To kill bacteria: Duration of antibiotics are set depending on the location of the infection and the severity of it. The patient should finish the whole course of antibiotics even if they felt better to avoid recurrence of the infection and to avoid resistant bacterias. ...Read more
Depends on culture: The usual treatments for a simple, uncomplicated UTI include one of the following: 3 days of Bactrim, 3 days of ciprofloxacin, 7 days of nitrofurantoin, 7 days of Keflex, etc... Perhaps amoxicillin is used if one's urine culture result shows sensitivity to amoxicillin, but more likely one of the other antibiotics would be used. A patient can ask her doctor what the urine culture showed. ...Read more
Depends on culture: The usual treatments for a simple, uncomplicated UTI include one of the following: 3 days of Bactrim, 3 days of ciprofloxacin, 7 days of nitrofurantoin, 7 days of Keflex, etc... One's doctor can tell from the urine culture result whether or not amoxicillin should or should not be effective in a patient's particular infection, but more likely one of the other antibiotics would be used. ...Read more
Few days: Should improve in few days. Don't forget if fungal in origin then may need anti fungal treatment. ...Read more
Depends!: Correct Amoxicillin dose for any infection depends upon sensitivity of bacteria causing infection. If bacteria is resistant to Amoxicillin or similar antibiotic, then it's a poor choice & won't work. That's why it's important to sent urine for c&s (culture & sensitivity). Btw, antibiotics like Amoxicillin only work against bacteria but not against virus which cause most common colds & sort throats. ...Read more
Not quite, but...: Amoxicillin may eradicate some UTI-causing germs like enterococcus faecalis, streptococcal infection, etc. but is not a good choice such as nitofurantoin, Bactrim, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Levaquin, etc. Usually a 3-day course is sufficient for common recurrent UTIs in females. If often recurring, be checked for possible underlying causes such as stone, obstruction, incomplete bladder emptying, etc. So, no cure... ...Read more
What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI?
Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL
It depends: It depends upon the mg/kg dose calculated by the physician. Dosage can be between 45 mg/kg (2.5 ml twice a day) to 90 mg/ kg (5.0 ml twice a day) ...Read more
How long does it take for amoxicillin to take effect and improve UTI symptoms? I started taking them 12 hours ago.
A day: If the UTI is sensitive to amoxicillin, you should begin to notice improvement in your symptoms after the 2nd or 3rd doses but continue the antibiotic until you finish what your doctor prescribed. If you do not notice ant improvement after a couple of days, contact your doctor. I ope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I have had a UTI for a few days maybe a week. I am taking amoxicillin 500mg and cranberry pills for about 2 days now when should I start feeling better?
Soon, unless...: Most start getting relief within 24 hours of taking antibiotics. A particularly bad infection can cause a lot of inflammation in the bladder, and some urinary symptoms may continue for several days despite clearing the bacteria. If you have no improvement, your antibiotic might not be working, and you'll have to go back to your doctor to check culture results to find the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
I was prescribed amox tr-k for a uti. The pill is huge and I'm scared to swallow it. Will the pill still work if I cut it in half?
Yes: it also comes as a liquid. The pharmacist can contact the doctor or you can directly and ask for liquid. but, cut/crushed doesn't make much difference. ...Read more
Prescribed amox tr-k for a uti. Im supposed to take it twice a day but my doctor never told me how far apart I'm supposed to take them?
Twice per day: In the morning and in the night. ...Read more
History of UTIs in female. Recently cleaared hep c with olysio/sovaldi. Had a clean catch done yesterday, they prescribed Amox. 7 DAYS.
You need antibiotics: It is important to have a test called a "Urine Culture and Sensitivity" done whenever UTI is diagnosed in order to identify which bacteria is causing the UTI and which antibiotic will kill that bacteria. It is not uncommon for bacteria which causes UTI to be resistant to multiple antibiotics. The sensitivity test will let you know if Amoxicillin will clear up the infection. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more