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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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