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What are some UTI medications?

What are some UTI medications?

Here are some ...: Antibiotics - nitrofurantoin, SMZ+TMP (Septra or Bactrim), amoxicillin, fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin..), etc. to kill snesitive bugs; soothing agent - phenazopyridine.... More? Ask Doc... ...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


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This UTI medication is making me hot and sick.. I don't feel anymore pain or anything, can I stop taking it?

This UTI medication is making me hot and sick.. I don't feel anymore pain or anything, can I stop taking it?

Urine culture: Simple uti's can often be cleared by taking one dose of certain medications. Have a follow-up urine culture and if negative, stop the medication. ...Read more

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Can i take Aleve while on my UTI medication?

Can i take Aleve while on my UTI medication?

Probably: If you have a simple UTI and are on short term antibiotics, there should not be any problems. Since some antibiotics can cause stomach upset- as can alleve- i would consider separating them and especially take the alleve after a meal. ...Read more

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Does UTI medications affect birthcontrol pills?

Does UTI medications affect birthcontrol pills?

Most don't : Most commonly used antibiotics do not affect birth-control pills. Since i don't know what medication you're taking i can't answer the question. Check with your doctor and use condoms until you are sure. ...Read more

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Can UTI medication cause misled spasms in back and legs?

Can UTI medication cause misled spasms in back and legs?

Possible: The course is usually short, making it not a long lasting problem. However, antibiotics could have variable side effects that change from a person to another. For instance, cipro, a common antibiotic for UTI is known to cause musculoskeletal side effects as severe as rupture of muscle tendons, albeit rare. ...Read more

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Does Ural UTI medication effect Birth Control? I am only 18 and worried because I am sexually active

Does Ural UTI medication effect Birth Control? I am only 18 and worried because I am sexually active

Depends: It is dependent on the antibiotic. It would be best to assume that it does affect birth control pills and use additional methods of BC in addition to your BCP's for the entire cycle that you are taking the antibiotic. ...Read more