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Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

UTI: Amoxicillin can treat an UTI. There is a wide variety of suitable antibiotics. Appropriate antibiotics are dependent on what you can tolerate and what is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. Evaluation by your doctor will help determine this for you. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) during treatment. Oral septra/bactrim, doxycycline/minocycline or Clindamycin are much better choices. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

Will Macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

No: I wouldn't expect gardinerella to respond to standard antibiotic therapy. Gardnerella vaginalis is considered an anaerobic bacterium and as such is usually treated by Flagyl (metronidazole) or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil used to treat a UTI or kidney infection?

Is cefuroxime axetil used to treat a UTI or kidney infection?

It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sensitivity' to cefuroxime, then it is a good choice. It is frequently used for respiratory infections, and can be used for uti's as well, but i would like to see a culture result to be sure it is adequate. ...Read more

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Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Yes, if : The organisms, such as neisseria or chlamydia, is sensitive to this antibiotic. If it is not treated properly, you can get scarring and urethral strictures, which can become big problems. ...Read more

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Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a recommended treatment for BV. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics  work for everyone to treat uti?

UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can macrobid help treat chlamydia?

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Can macrobid help treat chlamydia?

No: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/chlamydia.htm for antibiotic options to treat chlamydia. Don't place yourself in harms way ie don't have sex until completed 7d course of appropriate antibiotics AND partner has been treated (http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm). Better yet, make him wear a condom & wrap it up each & every time. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

No, antifungal: Medications kill yeast. Using a medication like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can actually sometimes lead to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Is Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) an effective medication to treat Prostatitis?

Yes: Other supportive measures include stool softeners, antipyretics, bed rest. Important to make sure there is no abscess or any other complication. Urological evaluation may be needed, ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Hi goodafternoon...Can doxycycline be used to treat urinary tract infection?

Yes : It is always ideal to have a urine culture performed if you think you have a urinary tract infection. Doxycycline can be used in appropriate cases. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat kidney infection/stones?

Can amoxicillin treat kidney infection/stones?

Yes and no: Urinary tract infections can sometimes be treated successfully by amoxicillin, if the causative organism is sensitive to this antibiotic. Usually other antibiotics are better. No antibiotic, including amoxicillin, can treat kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection?" a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat gonorrhea?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat gonorrhea?

Not reliably: Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)) might work against gonorrhea but it isn't reliable or recommended. If you are tempted to use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) left over from some other infection becuase you suspect you have gonorrhea or were exposed... Don't do it! See a doctor or clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat hidradenitis suppertiva ?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used to treat hidradenitis suppertiva ?

Depends . . .: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) only works against those bacteria that are sensitive to it, just like diesel fuel is only good for a diesel engine. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818 for more info. With that said, if your doc is concerned for MRSA (bacterial w/multiple drug resistance), Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an option (http://www.Cdc.Gov/mrsa/treatment/). ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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


Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more