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Cephlexin For Uti
My doctor gave me nitrofurnation for a uti/kidney infection after finishing bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is nitrofurnation used for kidney infections?
UTI yes, kidney no: Nitrofurantoin is usually effective against lower urinary tract (bladder) infection, but not for actual kidney infection (pyelonephritis). The best antibiotic often should be based on a urine culture with testing to determine which antibiotics are most active against the particular bacteria causing it. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Neither actually: If you are talking about a group a strep infection, such as strep throat, an antibiotic in the penicillin family (penicillin, amoxicillin, etc.) is the preferred treatment. Otherwise a cephalosporin such as Cephalexin (keflex) is a good alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacterial resistance has developed. However, at least one study has proven this to be false, and sulfonamide drugs may be useful for this infection in patients with allergies to more traditionally used antibiotics or with multiple infections. J Clin Microbiol. Dec 2012; 50(12): 4067–4072. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) POS LEU and NEG NIT. Keep taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or go get a culture done?
I am taking Phenazopyridine otc for pain.
UTI: If you have started cipro (ciprofloxacin) then continue and complete the course. Once on cipro (ciprofloxacin) yield of cultures is low. Most uncomplicated UTI in young women don't need cipro (ciprofloxacin) and other narrow spectrum abx may be a better choice assuming no drug allergies. And cultures may not needed as long as uncomplicated with symptoms and a Positive UA ...Read more
Depends upon...: Cefdinir provides broader coverage than Cefuroxime and does have advantageous edge against bacteria often involved in uti. However, selection of antibiotics depends upon specific bug (bacterium) isolated from urine culture and it's sensitivity to a panel of antibiotics. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for my urethritis symptoms. How good is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Yes. Once you've: been diagnosed with a UTI, you can take ago standard for a few days until the symptoms go away. Keep in mind that azo doesn't treat the infection itself. If you take it before you see a doctor, it can prevent us from getting an accurate reading from a urine dipstick screening test for infection but shouldn't interfere with a urine culture. ...Read more
Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more
Is it safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and amoxicillin together? Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal iam 19yo male
Usually Yes: It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) work for a positive semen culture for enterrococcus faecalis? I've been on macrobid, zyvox, and ampicillin already.
Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?
Safety of suprax (cefixime): Yes, suprax (cefixime) is safe. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Interestingly, it was not used for many years because of antibiotic resistance. Recently it has proven itself and for your situation it sounds like a reasonable choice. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is one antibiotic used to treat bladder infections. It is a broad spectrum potent antibiotic. Often we choose Macrodantin or Bactrim (sulfa) to treat first. If we always choose the "strongest" antibiotic first eventually bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotic, then even the stronger antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) wont work well. ...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