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Doc if I drink for 5 days antibiotic for the UTI its possible its going or no thanks doc.

Doc if I drink for 5 days antibiotic for the UTI its possible its going or no thanks doc.

Sounds right: A five day course of antibiotics is very typical for a prescription of a bladder infection. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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I'm peeing lots and large amounts with no drinking and tiered lots and sleeping lots. Is it the UTI antibiotics I was taking that causes this?

I'm peeing lots and large amounts with no drinking and tiered lots and sleeping lots. Is it the UTI antibiotics I was taking that causes this?

Diabetes??: Lots of urination without drinking may suggest diabetes. This cause dehydration and fatigue. Make sure you are checked. It is always easier to take care of matters sooner than later. It is also poss that UTI not well treated! ...Read more

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I had two beers but now I have to take Macrobid for an UTI. How many hours after drinking is it recommended for me to start my antibiotics?

I had two beers but now I have to take Macrobid for an UTI. How many hours after drinking is it recommended for me to start my antibiotics?

About 2 hours: It is not recommended to drink alcohol with any medicine.
I suggest you wait about 2 hours for the alcohol to be metabolized before starting the Macrobid ...Read more

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It is very easy gor me to get an UTI like drinking alot of water, juice or anything. What causes that? How can it be treated? Antibiotics don't work

It is very easy gor me to get an UTI like drinking alot of water, juice or anything. What causes that? How can it be treated? Antibiotics don't work

UTI?: Are You sure its an actual UTI if antibiotics aren't working, doesn't sound normal for you to get UTI from drinking water and or juices. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Nitrofurantoin 100mg for a UTI? I wanna drink this weekend and my last day to take this antibiotic is Saturday.

No contraindication: However, since alcohol use may be associated with sexual disinhibition, and "athletic" or vigorous sexual activity is associated with UTI's in women, would exercise caution on that front. Alcohol does reduce our body's immune response to infections, and does have some interactions with some antibiotics (taking it with Flagyl can be dangerous), there is no problem with nitrofurantoin. ...Read more

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GI Tract hasn't been right since I threw up from drinking and now on antibiotics for Uti. Neck muscles hurt and excess saliva. What should I do?

GI Tract hasn't been right since I threw up from drinking and now on antibiotics for Uti. Neck muscles hurt and excess saliva. What should I do?

GI Tract: Hi, Thank you for your question.

I would love to discuss this in more detail with you.

It seems like you have several things going on and it is best to consult with a physician.

Please contact me if you would like to tackle your problems one by one.

Either way hope you feel better.

Dr. M ...Read more

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How long normally would a Uti last for? I've had a week of anti biotics and been drinking water & cranberry but im getting pain in my belly and back

How long normally would a Uti last for? I've had a week of anti biotics and been drinking water & cranberry but im getting pain in my belly and back

Get evaluated: You need to be evaluated again to figure out what is going on. A simple UTI can be treated usually with only 3 days on antibiotics. It could be that the bacteria that is causing your UTI is resistant to the antibiotic you were given. Or you nay have another diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens if u drink while taking UTI meds?

What happens if u drink while taking UTI meds?

Alcohol: Most antibiotics lose some of there effectiveness when drinking alcohol and in general alcohol only mixes well with fruit juice not medicine :) ...Read more

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Which antibiotics help my uti?

Which antibiotics help my uti?

Culture will tell: Uti is diagnosed by doing a urine culture the test also indicates which antibiotics is best for whatever bacteria is causing your infection. ...Read more

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Do I need antibiotics for a uti?

YES: If you have a bacterial infection you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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If have a Uti what antibiotic should I take?

Antibiotic: To be sure of which antibiotic (A) to take, you need to have your urine cultured. This will tell you the bacterium that is causing your UTI and antibiotics can effectively treat it. You can start a broad spectrum A at first and if the bacterium is resistant to it, it can be switched to one that is effective in treating it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if UTI is resistant to antibiotics?

What happens if UTI is resistant to antibiotics?

UTI: If someone has a uti, finding out which antibiotics the bacteria is susceptible is very important. This allows us to use the best antibiotic on the patient. Using broad spectrum antibiotics or the wrong antibiotics can lead to resistant bacteria which is much harder to kill. It requires very power antibiotics to kill resistant bacteria and leads to the so called "super bugs" like MRSA and vre. ...Read more

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Antibiotics taken for UTI but traces of ph, pro and leu are showing and I don't understand the colours on the UTI stick?

Inconclusive: Leukocyte esterase and nitrite reaction on the urine dipstick are used as a preliminary test for uti. Confirmation of active UTI or cure of it can only be made by urine culture. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics lead to UTI symptoms?

Maybe: The use of certain antibiotics can suppress or alter one's native bacterial flora. For example, many women will experience a vaginal fungal infection following the use of certain antibiotics because their resident bacteria have been reduced by the antibiotic. I believe it is rare to experience symptoms of a cystitis from the use of antibiotics, however. ...Read more

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Does UTI antibiotics affect nuvaring?

Probably no, Nuvarin: Nuvaring for f/p and do please che3ck with product information for details. Usually Ampicillin group have reports may decrease pills effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for curing UTI?

What is the best antibiotic for curing UTI?

No best: Many are excellent such as Bactrim (trimethoprim-sulfa), Macrodantin and cipro (ciprofloxacin). The best antibiotic for any specific UTI is one that the bacteria causing infection are sensitive to. That would involve getting a microbiology culture & sensitivity test done on the urine. ...Read more

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How long does it take antibiotics to cure a uti?

Thanks for asking!: If truly a simple, uncomplicated UTI (females)and have been placed on the appropriate antibiotic, 1-3 days of antibiotic will usually kill the bacteria though symptoms due to the inflammation may take longer. In men, 5-7 days of treatment more routine. ...Read more

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Can I buy antibiotics for UTI at CVS or Walmart?

Can I buy antibiotics for UTI at CVS or Walmart?

No, you need a script: Antibiotic therapy is regulated! You need a valid script by a PHYSICIAN, PA OR NP to obtain an antibiotic according to the medical condition! ...Read more

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Any good treatment for utis other than antibiotics?

No: Home remedies are next to worthless and potentially dangerous in allowing simple lower tract infections to progress. ...Read more

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Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Macrobid: This antibiotic is used quite commonly for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The doctor should have a culture report that shows what antibiotics will work against the bacteria found in the urine. Sometimes a patient's allergies or the bacteria's resistance causes the doctor to choose a certain antibiotic. I've seen many patients get better on Microbid (nitrofurantoin). See doc if no better ...Read more

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I have UTI symptoms, day 3 now. Needing Antibiotics?

I have UTI symptoms, day 3 now. Needing Antibiotics?

Try HealthTap PRIME: You have posted your question on our free, public, informational forum where neither medical care nor prescriptions are given. Instead, try HealthTap PRIME, where doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The doctor decides if an online prescription is appropriate. Some drugs are not prescribable on HealthTap. Some UTI patients need an exam and urine test before getting antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more