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Doctor insights on: Common Antibiotics For Bladder Infection

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Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

Depends.: Depends upon who you ask. Various specialty groups make different recommendations, local resistance patterns and patient characteristics may modify the choice. Top three are probably nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). All are potentially good choices. But there are many other good choices. If culture is done antibiotics may be tailored. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

No: Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control. However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti. ...Read more

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Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Whats treatment in us for urinary tract infection and kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are given to treat upper and lower urinary tract infections, based upon the infectious organism, usually gram negative species, such as e. Coli. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

Is ciprofloxacin good for bladder infectons?

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

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Is Ampiclox for treating yeast infection or uti?

Ampiclox: This combination of Ampicillin and cloxacillin is generally not available in the usa. It will not be effective in treating yeast infections at all, but could theoretically be used to treat uti. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

Will Macrobid treat a kidney infection or only a bladder infection?

Maybe.: If the bacteria causing the infection is killed by Macrobid, it will help. But if you have a "kidney infection" and have not seen a doctor, please get checked and get on supervised treatment to prevent serious damage and sepsis. If you are on Macrobid for a uti and develop pain in the mid back, fever over 100, or vomiting, then you need to get seen today. IV antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are used for bladder infections treatment?

Which antibiotics are used for bladder infections treatment?

Sensitivities needed: Best ways to treat UTI's are to first confirm that ones symptoms are from a documented bacterial infection. This is confirmed when a urine sample has been sent for culture and sensitivities and a bacteria grows and a panel of sensitivities is listed. This process usually takes 2 days. Pending the sensitivities the medical care provider selects which antibiotic would be best for the patient. ...Read more

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Flagyl treat other infection besides stomach infections.

Flagyl treat other infection besides stomach infections.

Antibiotics: Flagyl is used to treat anaerobic bacteria which are mostly associated with infections of the GI tract including biliary system. This includes gastroenteritis, diverticulitis, c. Diff infection, etc. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic should I take for urinary tract infection?

Which antibiotic should I take for urinary tract infection?

Not an issue for : Self treatment. Please see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Only if sensitive: Ereythromycin is virtually never used for UTIs except in rare cases of culture proven staphloccocal, streptococcocal or enterococcal UTIs sensitive to Erythromycin & resistant to Amoxicillin ...Read more

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What're the most effective antibiotics for utis that will not cause yeast infections?

What're the most effective antibiotics for utis that will not cause yeast infections?

UTI antibiotics: All antibiotics for UTI makes one susceptible to developin a yeast infection. There is none less likely to cause it. Just add yogurt to your diet 2-3 times a day to help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can be use in treatment of urinary tract infection caused by staphylococcus aureus when ciprofloxacin is no more effective?

What antibiotics can be use in treatment of urinary tract infection caused by staphylococcus aureus when ciprofloxacin is no more effective?

Staph aureus: This is complex. To begin, s. Aureus almost always produces UTI hematogenously, and so looking for the primary source is essential. To choose an antibiotic for this correctly you must have in vitro sensitivities, and then depending upon the extent of disease choose the route, frequency and dosage of the appropriate agent. ...Read more

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Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Is uristat (phenazopyridine) good for pain from urinary tract infection?

Yes it is: Medication will turn your urine dark orange, this is normal. Can be taken for up to 5 days in a row if needed, stop if and when symptoms have gone. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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