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Does amoxicillin work for prostatitis?

Does amoxicillin work for prostatitis?

It can: Prostatitis is best treated with an antibiotic which penetrates well into this gland. They are trimethoprim/sulfa (septra/bactrim), quinolones(cipro/levoquin) and chloramphenicol. If the infecting organism is susceptible to t/s or a quinolone these would be the best choice. If for example the infecting organism is an enterococcus, resistant to those antibiotics, Amoxicillin would be the choice. ...Read more

Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) help in dealing with prostatitis? I am a 26 year old male

Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) help in dealing with prostatitis? I am a 26 year old male

Not 1st choice: ...And should not self-treat, as prostatitis can be complicated and require 2-4 weeks of treatment--once properly diagnosed. You need seen by a dr / urgent care / urologist for exam and testing to id its cause + any potential additional infections for correct treatment. ...Read more

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Chronical prostatitis I use 6 week augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1mg 2 times a day. It looks like is helpfull but when i try too stop the symtoms starts againe. What can ?

Chronical prostatitis I use 6 week augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1mg 2 times a day. It looks like is helpfull but when i try too stop the symtoms starts againe. What can ?

Really?: The diagnosis of chronic prostatitis (CP) has been overused and even abused for men with lower urinary tract symptoms (luts). To sort out if what you have is luts or CP or chronic pelvic disorders, may be hard even in an experienced hand. For the time being, do: off coffee or carbonated caffeinated beverages, consume less seasoned spicy foods, try using alpha-blocker (from prescription). And see.. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

What usually causes prostatitis?

Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome - may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis - most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation) 4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - found on biopsy. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more