Which antibiotics works for UTIs? Can Docycycline/Doryx work for a UTI?

Many antibiotics. Optimal 1st antibiotic choice for UTIs are trimethoprim-sulfa (Bactrim), Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Macrodantin. Amoxicillin, Augmentin & sulfonamides + sometimes tetracyclines (like Docycycline) used 2B first choice but more & more UTIs are resistant to them hence the change. Also reason why we recommend urine cultures co-incident with urinalysis to insure bacteria causing UTI are sensitive to prescribed medication.
Uti. yes, doxycycline can be effective for simple urinary tract infections. The best way to treat a urinary tract infection is to submit a urine for culture and sensitivity you. This identifies the organism causing the infection and identifies anabiotic's which will definitely kill that organism. indiscriminate use of random anabiotic's for suspected urinary tract infections can lead to widespread bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Related Questions

Still have uti after two different antibiotic treatments? Batrim & Doxycycline. Lots of lower pelvic pain. Ct was all clear. Why won't this go away?

Probably not UTI. UTI bacteria can be resistant to a wide range of antibiotics. It would be unusual for it to be resistant to both Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycyline, but possible. But more likely something other than UTI is causing your symptoms, and UTI doesn't usually cause pelvic pain. Colitis? Fallopian tube infection (PID, if at risk for STD)?. Appendicitis? Diverticulitis? Return to doc or get 2nd opinion. Read more...

Can a shot "doze" of antibiodics and 1 week of doxycycline eleminate ant UTI and STD I may have had?

Not sure. Use of antibiotics depend on the bacteria causing the infection. Urine should be sent to the lab for culture to finfd the organism and then sensitivity of the organism to the antibiotics is assessed. Based on the results, antibiotics should be prescribed. A broad spectrum antibiotic eg. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may be tried by a physician, without c&s. Tx of std is similar & depends on the organism involved. Read more...

Does metronidazole work better than doxycycline at curing UTI?

UTI Treatment. In my experience I usually take a sample of urine and do an analysis of the urine. If I suspect an infection, or in the patient has symptoms of an infection, I send the urine to the lab for a culture which will tell me if bacteria grow and what type of bacteria. Also, this will tell me what antibiotic is the best to treat the infection.Metronidazole is not usually used for UTI. Read more...

Pain from UTI. Started Doxycycline today. How long until I feel better?

1-2 days, but... Did a doctor prescribe doxycycline, or are you treating yourself, perhaps with antibiotic left over from another infection? Doxy is not used very often for UTI; it usually would work, but other drugs are more commonly used, such as levofloxacin (Levaquin), sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim), or nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin). With effective Rx, urinary pain should start to improve in 1-2 days. Read more...

Day 2 of taking doxycycline for a UTI and my head feels like its going to explode, worst headache ever, is this typical?

Could be yes or no. Headaches are multifactorial. Could be dehydration so drink plenty of fluids. Could be the doxy. Could be many other reasons. Never knew doxy to be a great treatment for most garden-variety utis, however. Read more...
Talk with your doc. Nope: this isn't normal. Check your blood pressure and talk with your doc. Hope you're feeling better soon! Read more...