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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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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 can I do to cure my UTI without antibiotics?

What can I do to cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Not very sensible: You need antibiotics to kill bacteria causing your uti. Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently will help. No scientifically controlled trial has ever shown that utis are eliminated or cured without antibiotics. Please get a prescription from your dr or nurse practitioner. Often a 3 - 5 day course will clear up an acute uti. ...Read more

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Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

Will taking the antibiotic flaygl help cure a uti?

Maybe: Depending on the bacteria causing the infection it could hepl but Flagyl is not normally used to treat a uti. If you think you have a UTI see your doctor and get a more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Can you tell me how I could cure my UTI without antibiotics?

Not easy: A real UTI especially if documented by culture generally requires antibiotic. If it keeps recurring then you need a complete urological workup by a urologist. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

Are there any alternative cures other than antibiotics to take for a uti?

Not that work: Alternative cures are a myth. Antibiotics are effective with very few side effects. Drinking plenty of water plus urinating every couple of hours can enhance antibiotic effect. Neither probiotics nor cranberry juice, extract, cocktail or capsules have been shown effective in curing utis. Claims that such supplements are effective are bogus. ...Read more

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I have tried all antibiotics in last 6 yrs and still i am not cured from uti. Why?

I have tried all antibiotics in last 6 yrs and still i am not cured from uti. Why?

First thing's first: Good evening. The answer would be in the urine culture. When was your most recent urine culture done, and what were the results? Also, sometimes symptoms that might seem like they are being caused by a urine infection may have a totally different cause (maybe not a urine infection at all). STD's can cause similar symptoms. So could inflammation or trauma. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Not likely: Highly unlikely to cure UTI without substances that kill bacterias. The treatment kills bacteria after a single dose if it is acute infection. If chronic UTI the treatment may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

Cure for UTI without antibiotics ?

Antibiotics: The only proven cure for a bacterial urinary tract infection is antibiotics ...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

Dr. Martin Raff
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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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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