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What is the name of the antibiotic used to cure a uti?

What is the name of the antibiotic used to cure a uti?

Many Different Ones: Most commonly: Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin macrocrystals), Bactrim or septra (trimethoprim/sulfa) or Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Less often: amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) suprax, keflex, cefepime, omnipen, gentamicin. A number of others are used if the bacteria are resistant to the all of the above. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney infection? Are the antibiotics for treatment the same?

Uti a general term: Utis are bladder and/or kidney kidney infections often require antibiotics for longer and in different dosage than bladder infections. ...Read more

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What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

UTI: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) - Ceftriaxone - is a parenteral antibiotic, only can be given IV or IM. Most simple UTIs need only an oral antibiotic, and 3 days is often enough. Usually, there would be no indication for a parenteral antibiotic unless you have a complicated and/or resistant infection. In that case, you may need a longer course of treatment, too. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the antibiotics used to treat diverticulitis?

Most often used: Antibiotics for diverticulitis are Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Flagyl or instead of flagyl, cleocin. Treatment is usually for 10 days. These can be taken by mouth. When a patient must be in the hospital on IV drugs, a wide range of choices exists. ...Read more

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What is the name of the drug that is a combination of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin?

What is the name of the  drug that is a combination of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin?

Odd combo: This seems to be an odd combination of two fairly powerful antibiotics. I know of no one who makes this and if they did I would steer clear of it unless informed by/prescribed by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

What is the name of the staph infection is it mercia?

MRSA: Staph is a common germ, lives on skin, in nose, elsewhere-ubiquitous. When get where they don't belong, cause infection including pus pockets (abscesses). Some strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics. One such strain is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus); can be a big deal id there's infection with limited antibiotc available to rx. Don't want it to spread in hospitals, a big deal. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat drug resistant bacteria in the bladder?

What is the best way to treat drug resistant bacteria in the bladder?

Drug resistant UTI: Bacteria are becoming "smarter" in this 21st century-- that is they, collectively, have developed resistance to alot of our regularly used antibiotics. You probably need to see an infectious diseases specialist if your primary MD can't handle this one. ID docs have a few tricks up their sleeves to foil these tough guys. It may mean using older meds like Fosfomycin or something "unconventional" ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

Often antibiotic: Is prescribed b u t the paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocin or some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesnt work. ...Read more

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What is the cure for bacterial infection in the groin area of a male?

Bacterial : Infections respond to antibiotics. On the skin, it is probably a gram positive organism, such as staph. Depending on the depth, topical or systemic antibiotics can be used. I would show it to your doctor to make sure it is not a fungus infection. ...Read more

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What is the usual dosage of tinidazole to treat bv? Are the cure rates the same as metronidazole?

What is the usual dosage of tinidazole to treat bv? Are the cure rates the same as metronidazole?

Tinidazole : The usual dose for vaginitis is one gram ( 2 500 gm) tablets for two days. However if you are jaundiced consult your doctor as to why ...Read more

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What is the best cure for the candida in vagina?

What is the best cure for the candida in vagina?

Depends: The best treatment is the right one for you, and is an antimicrobial to which your candida is sensitive. The first line is either intravaginal tioconazole (i.e. Monistat) or oral fluconazole (i.e. Diflucan). ...Read more

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What is the usual antibiotic used in treating acne?

What is the usual antibiotic used in treating acne?

Pill?: Usually, but not always by any means, Erythromycin or similar. Ask your doctor for help in picking the right medication. ...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