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Doctor insights on: Amoxicillin Or Clindamycin For Uti

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Can you take amoxicillin for UTIs?

Can you take amoxicillin for UTIs?

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.

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Can amoxicillin and Flagyl clear uti?

Can amoxicillin and Flagyl clear uti?

UTI: Amoxicillin is frequently used to treat uti. Not Metronidazole (flagy). The latter may be used to treat bacterial vaginosis.

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I took amoxicillin and 3 day zap know taking clindamycin 300 mg what is the chance do c diff?

I took amoxicillin and 3 day zap know taking clindamycin 300 mg what is the chance do c diff?

Wish can calculate: But certainly, more antibiotics significantly alter your gut microbial flora enough to allow C diff to propagate in your bowel & cause a problem if you happen to catch the bug. The last remark is quite crucial, as most will acquire the infection in health care settings. Community-onset C diff is still uncommon. The key thing is to wash your hands with soap & water a practice I tell all my patient

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I'm currently on the mini pill. I just got a UTI and dr put me on amoxicillin, will taking this decrease the effectiveness of the mini pill?

No: Typical antibiotics do not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. There already is a small risk of failure when using birth control pills, but amoxicillin does not increase that risk.

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I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

Culture+sensitivity: Enterococcus utis can be a very difficult to treat if caused by a vancomycin resistant strain. Many labs do not do sensitivity testing on +ve enterococcus urine culture because most respond to amoxicillin, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) + nitrofurantoin. So sensitivity testing of culture must be requested. Your utis may be complex. Have u seen a urologist? Toronto has superb urologists, should be no need to go south.

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My 8 year old daughter, who weighs 50 lbs has a UTI. She is on amoxicillin 250mg/5ml. She gets 9ml three times daily. Is this correct dosage for her?

My 8 year old daughter, who weighs 50 lbs has a UTI. She is on amoxicillin 250mg/5ml.  She gets 9ml three times daily.  Is this correct dosage for her?

Adequate: It may seem a lot because your using a less concentrated med, but this is the proper dose for a UTI using this med.

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Will amoxicillin work for uti?

Will amoxicillin work for uti?

Most of the time: In general a culture is the best way to know if you are on the right antibiotic.

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Can u take amoxicillin for uti?

Yes : 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

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Why should I take Amoxicillin for UTI for 7 days?

Why should I take Amoxicillin for UTI for 7 days?

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.

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Is amoxicillin safe to take if I don't have a uti?

Is amoxicillin safe to take if I don't have a uti?

???: I don't understand the question. Why would you take an antibiotic if you don't have an infection?

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Why can't I stop Amoxicillin for UTI if I feel ok?

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.

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If amoxicillin doesn't help UTI what can be taken?

If amoxicillin doesn't help UTI what can be taken?

Depends: That depends on which bacteria is causing the infection, and what its antibiotic sensitivities are, which can only be determined by a urine culture. Typical antibiotics include ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim/sulfamethaxazole (bactrim), and nitrofurantoin.

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Why should I take Amoxicillin for UTI for 7 days?

Why should I take Amoxicillin for UTI for 7 days?

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.

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Can amoxicillin help prevent and cure uti's?

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...

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How long does amoxicillin take to kill a uti?

Bladder infections : Need 5-7 days of antibiotics, while kidney infection need 7-10 days. Shorter courses may work but are associated with a higher rate of relapse.

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If im allergic to amoxicillin can i take clindamycin?

Not same class: Someone allergic to amoxicillin (in penicillin class) is not considered at high risk for clindamycin allergy (not penicillin class). That does not guarantee that there will not be any reaction. When taking clindamycin, it is a good idea to eat yoghurt or take probiotics to prevent c. dif colitis (a bacterial infection of the colon due to the selective killing of beneficial bacteria).

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What would be the correct dosage of amoxicillin for a 9 month 19.6lb infant with UTI? Amoxicillian is 400mg/5mL

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)

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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.

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